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Lee Pockriss

 
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Date Of Death:
November 17, 2011
Bio:
With Paul Vance he co-wrote "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", recorded in 1960 by Brian Hyland; the Grammy-nominated "Catch a Falling Star", recorded in 1957 by Perry Como; and the 1969 hit, "Tracy", recorded by The Cuff Links. With lyricist Anne Croswell he wrote the songs for ... (read complete bio)
 
Lee Pockriss Headshot
Date of Death:

Bio:
With Paul Vance he co-wrote "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", recorded in 1960 by Brian Hyland; the Grammy-nominated "Catch a Falling Star", recorded in 1957 by Perry Como; and the 1969 hit, "Tracy", recorded by The Cuff Links. With lyricist Anne Croswell he wrote the songs for ... (read complete bio)

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[Broadway, 1951]
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Lee Pockriss Biography

With Paul Vance he co-wrote "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", recorded in 1960 by Brian Hyland; the Grammy-nominated "Catch a Falling Star", recorded in 1957 by Perry Como; and the 1969 hit, "Tracy", recorded by The Cuff Links.

With lyricist Anne Croswell he wrote the songs for the Broadway musical Tovarich starring Vivien Leigh, which received a Grammy nomination for Original Cast Album. Pockriss and Croswell have also collaborated on the frequently produced Ernest in Love (based on The Importance of Being Earnest) and Bodo. Pockriss also wrote the music for the musicals Wonderful Olly, Dolley Madison, and Divorce Of Course.

Pockriss wrote seven original songs for MGM's full length animated film The Phantom Tollbooth, scored the film The Subject Was Roses and wrote the title songs for One, Two, Three and the Western classic, Stagecoach.

In the 1980s, Pockriss wrote several songs for the children's educational series Sesame Street, including "My Polliwog Ways" (sung by Kermit the Frog), "Transylvania Love Call" (Count von Count), and "My Rock" (Bert).




Lee Pockriss News

UnsungMusicals Co.'s SHOW TIME! to Explore Seven Eras of the American Musical Photo UnsungMusicals Co.'s SHOW TIME! to Explore Seven Eras of the American Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

UnsungMusicals Co. announced today its plans for the 2018 season.

UnsungMusicalsCo. and York Theatre Co. Partner for Show Time! Trilogy Photo UnsungMusicalsCo. and York Theatre Co. Partner for Show Time! Trilogy
by Julie Musbach - Jul 2, 2018

UnsungMusicalsCo. and The York Theatre Company announced today a partnership for the next three years for UMC's Show Time! Trilogy. UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) focuses on researching and developing prescient projects that explore the vibrancy of the American musical theatre canon, and how past works influence the artists and repertoire of today and tomorrow.

UnsungMusicalsCo. Will Present Reading Of THE BERGEN LETTERS Photo UnsungMusicalsCo. Will Present Reading Of THE BERGEN LETTERS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2018

UMC will present an exploratory reading of select scenes and songs from the new musical The Bergen Letters on Monday, April 2nd at 6pm at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The cast will include Traci Bair, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, You Can't Take It with You), Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Becky Gulsvig (Beautiful, School of Rock, Legally Blonde), Aaron Ramey (The Visit, Bridges of Madison County), Danny Rutigliano (Holiday Inn, Born Yesterday) and Morgan Weed (American Psycho, First Wives Club). The Bergen Letters is an original musical telling the story of a closeted female college professor in the 1950s, who, though married with a child, finds herself falling for a young female grad student.

UnsungMusicals Co.'s SHOW TIME! to Explore Seven Eras of the American Musical Photo UnsungMusicals Co.'s SHOW TIME! to Explore Seven Eras of the American Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

UnsungMusicals Co. announced today its plans for the 2018 season.

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/25/2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/25/2017.

BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively to Lead Reading of New Musical CONRACK at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Quill Entertainment Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical Conrack, based on the novel The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy, with music by Lee Pockriss, book by Granville Wyche Burgess, lyrics by Anne Croswell, additional music by Doug Katsaros, and additional lyrics by Granville Wyche Burgess.

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway.

BWW Review; In Tandem Closes Spectacular Season with Endearing ERNEST IN LOVE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 29, 2016

'Life is too important to be taken seriously,' quoted Oscar Wilde, the famous and infamous author who wrote the ever popular 'The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People' in 1895. In Tandem provides an endearing musical version of Wilde's play from an original 1960 production Ernest in Love by collaborating with Milwaukee Opera Theatre. In an adaptation written by Anne Croswell with music composed by Lee Pockriss, the performance had been revived in the early 2000's. on Broadway Director Jane Flieller hits all the right notes with touching humor when she assembled an accomplished, elegant cast to revive Wilde's clever romantic tale of social class and turn of the 20th century society.

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey Set for UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH, VOL. 2 at 54 Below
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 6, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, Vol. 2 at 54 Below on Thursday, November 20 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me, and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling).


Lee Pockriss Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lee Pockriss written?
Lee Pockriss has written 4 shows including Ernest in Love (Composer), Tovarich (Composer), Split Lip (Composer), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (Composer).