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Marc Shaiman

Birth Place: Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

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Marc Shaiman is a composer/lyricist/arranger/performer working in films, television, musical theater and recordings. He has won several honors, including a Tony, an Emmy, a Grammy, plus seven Oscar nominations.



For "Mary Poppins Returns" he was nominated for two Oscars, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a Grammy. His other Oscar nominations have been for “Sleepless In Seattle", “Patch Adams”, “The First Wives Club”, "The American President" and “South Park-Bigger, Longer & Uncut”.

Other film credits include “Beaches”, “When Harry Met Sally”, “City Slickers”, “The Addams Family”, “Sister Act”, “A Few Good Men”, "Hocus Pocus", “The Bucket List” and "Hairspray". He and Mariah Carey were nominated for a Golden Globe for their title song for the animated film "The Star".

For Broadway, he and co-lyricist Scott Wittman have written "Hairspray" (Tony & Grammy Awards), “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me”, “Catch Me If You Can” (Tony nom), "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" and they are currently writing a new musical version of "Some Like It Hot, coming to Broadway in 2022.

Television credits include "Saturday Night Live" (Emmy and Golden Globe nom), “Smash” (Emmy & Golden Globe nom), The Oscars with Billy Crystal (Emmy Award), Bette Midler (final guest with Johnny Carson) and countless appearances with Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane, Jennifer Hudson, Jack Black & Will Ferrell, among others.

He has produced/arranged recordings and performances for Bette Midler, Harry Connick Jr., Peter Allen, Eric Clapton, Diane Keaton, Patti LuPone, Steve Martin, Barbra Streisand, Robin Williams and many more. His online opus “Prop 8 - The Musical” was a Webbie Award winner.

Recent projects include "Rogers The Musical" for Marvel/Disney+'s Hawkeye, and the score for the upcoming Billy Eichner romcom "Bros".

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Marc Shaiman STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Comedy All Star

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Performer

Marc Shaiman Productions

 
[West End, 2024]
Original Music
 
[Broadway, 2022]
Music
 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Lyricist[Replacement]
Original Music[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Music and Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Music and Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Vocal Music Arranger
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Music Arranger
Piano
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Music Arrangements
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Conductor
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Vocal Music Arranger
Orchestrator
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 1983]
Keyboards
 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 1982]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Musical Director
Music Arranger
Music Arrangements

Writing

Score
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist

Marc Shaiman Movies

Broadcast News
[ 1987 ] News Theme Writer
Beaches
[ 1988 ] music supervisor
Big Business
[ 1988 ] music arranger
When Harry Met Sally...
[ 1989 ] music adaptor, music arranger, orchestrator
The Addams Family
[ 1991 ] Conductor
For the Boys
[ 1991 ] song and music consultant
Hot Shots!
[ 1991 ] Piano Player
Scenes from a Mall
[ 1991 ] Pianist
Mr. Saturday Night
[ 1992 ] Lucky Zindberg
Sister Act
[ 1992 ] music producer, orchestrator
A Few Good Men
[ 1992 ] music producer
Heart and Souls
[ 1993 ] Piano Accompanist
Hocus Pocus
[ 1993 ] musical arrangement
Life with Mikey
[ 1993 ] music supervisor
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
[ 1993 ] music adaptor
Sleepless in Seattle
[ 1993 ] music adaptor, music supervisor
North
[ 1994 ] Piano Player
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
[ 1994 ] music producer
Forget Paris
[ 1995 ] music adaptor, music supervisor
The American President
[ 1995 ] music producer
Bogus
[ 1996 ] music producer
The First Wives Club
[ 1996 ] music supervisor
George of the Jungle
[ 1997 ] music adaptor, music supervisor
My Giant
[ 1998 ] music producer
Patch Adams
[ 1998 ] music producer
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
[ 1999 ] music and lyrics
The Story of Us
[ 1999 ] music producer
The Wedding Planner
[ 2001 ] Piano Player
Down with Love
[ 2003 ] Pianist
Marci X
[ 2003 ] original songs
Rumor Has It...
[ 2005 ] music adaptor
Hairspray
[ 2007 ] Talent Agent
Flipped
[ 2010 ] music by
And So It Goes
[ 2014 ] score producer
Wiener-Dog
[ 2016 ] music and lyrics
Mary Poppins Returns
[ 2018 ] songs
tick, tick... BOOM!
[ 2021 ] Aspiring Composer and Lyricist #18
Bros
[ 2022 ] score by

Marc Shaiman Awards and Nominations


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2023 - Best Original Score

Marc Shaiman, Some Like It Hot


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Lyrics

Marc Shaiman, Some Like it Hot


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2023 - Outstanding New Score

Marc Shaiman, Some Like It Hot

Tony Awards - 2023 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Marc Shaiman, Some Like It Hot

Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Lyrics

Marc Shaiman, Catch Me if You Can

Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Music

Marc Shaiman, Catch Me if You Can

Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Marc Shaiman, Catch Me if You Can

Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Orchestrations

Marc Shaiman, Catch Me If You Can


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lyrics

Marc Shaiman, Hairspray


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Music

Marc Shaiman, Hairspray


winner
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Best Musical

Marc Shaiman, Hairspray


winner
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Marc Shaiman, Hairspray

Marc Shaiman Videos

Marc Shaiman News


CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Comes to Coralville Center for the Performing Arts in July

City Circle Theatre Company will present a high-flying musical comedy based on an incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can, at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts July 19–21 & 26–28, 2024.
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Say Steve Martin 'Knocked It Out of the Park' With ONLY MURDERS Patter Song

In a new interview as part of Deadline's Sound and Screen Television, Tony-award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul praised Steve Martin's performance singing 'Which of the Pickwick Triplets Did It' from Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building. The song, written in collaboration with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, was helmed for the in-universe musical Death Rattle Dazzle starring Martin's character, Charles-Haden Savage.
Review: THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES at Bay Street Theatre

What did our critic think of THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES at Bay Street Theatre?
Review: Norm Lewis Brings a Touch of Broadway to 54 Below

This reviewer left the theater this night with the phenomenal music still humming in my head. The show continues its run on June 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 54 Below with different guests each night, including Marc Shaiman, Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, Seth Rudetsky, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Nova Payton and Kimberly Akimbo’s Olivia Hardy.
THE MUSIC MAN Comes to the Riverfront Theater in July

Second Street Players will present 'The Music Man' from Friday to Sunday, July 12 to 14, and July 19 to 21, at the Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford.
Stephen Schwartz, Brian Stokes Mitchell, And More To Join Norm Lewis' Summer Show

Join Norm Lewis for a spectacular summer show featuring special guests Melba Moore, Stephen Schwartz, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and more at 54 Below.
SOME LIKE IT HOT Is Coming To The Fisher Theatre This October 1

Experience the musical SOME LIKE IT HOT at the Fisher Theatre from October 1-13.
Videos: Watch SISTER ACT 2 Reunion With Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Marc Shaiman, & More

As previously reported, The View hosted a reunion show celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit on Wednesday. The event show featured Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Marc Shaiman, Wendy Makkena, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and more. Watch clips from the reunion now!
Melissa Errico Returns to London With Isabelle Georges in DEUX GRANDES DAMES

Deux Grandes Dames with Melissa Errico & Isabelle Georges will run Wednesday 10 July at 7pm and Saturday 13 July at 7pm (75 mins) at Crazy Coqs.
Photos: Take a Look Inside the SISTER ACT 2 Reunion

As previously announced, The View will be airing a reunion show tomorrow to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. Ahead of the show, The View has released new photos from the event featuring guest appearances including Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Take a look the photos here!
Video: Steve Martin, Martin Short, & Selena Gomez Tease Season 4 of ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING

The murder-solving trio of the hit series Only Murders in the Building appeared on Good Morning America during a break from filming the highly anticipated upcoming season. In the interview, Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez talked about their friendship, recalled some of their filming experiences, and teased where the next season will be headed. Watch the interview now!
Video: Watch Preview of SISTER ACT 2 Reunion on THE VIEW

As previously announced, The View will be airing a reunion show on Wednesday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. Ahead of the show, The View released a preview video teasing some guest appearances including Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Watch the preview!
Interview: Greg Kalafatas of HAIRSPRAY at BROADWAY AT THE HOBBY CENTER

There's this obvious fantasy of the character in that we're in mid-century pinks and blues and teals and aquamarines and this whole color palette and it's a musical, and it's songs, and it's a man dressed up as a woman. But the thing the reality is that Edna turns out as a woman, and you're playing a mom, and she's and that's what she is.
Fulton Theatre Presents CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

The Fulton Theatre brings the world of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to life on stage.
THE VIEW to Host SISTER ACT 2 Anniversary Reunion Next Week

Tune into The View next week to see a reunion show celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit! On Wednesday, June 5, The View will host an event show featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Sheryl Lee Ralph, music supervisor Marc Shaiman, and composer Mervyn Warren, plus additional cast members, performances, surprises, and more.
Video: Randy Rainbow Pokes Fun at Marjorie Taylor Greene in New GREASE Song Parody

Randy Rainbow is back with his latest parody, this time poking fun at Marjorie Taylor Greene. Check out the video here!
Jenifer Lewis To Join The World Premiere Of AN EVENING WITH MARC SHAIMAN AND HIS MUSIC

Marc Shaiman collaborates with Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Short, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Nathan Lane on an exciting new project. Discover the details of this star-studded collaboration.
Video: Randy Rainbow Parodies '9 to 5' With New Political Parody 'FORTY-FIVE!'

Randy Rainbow is back with his latest political parody, taking a jab at former President Donald Trump with his new video titled 'FORTY-FIVE!' Check out the video here!
Stolen Shakespeare Guild Announces THE GREAT GATSBY, MY FAIR LADY and More for 2024-2025 Season

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild has announced its 2024-2025 season featuring classics like MACBETH, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, and THE TEMPEST, promising a captivating lineup for theater enthusiasts.
Abu Dhabi Festival And Robert Townson Productions Present PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION: THE PAINTINGS OF BOB PEAK

Experience a world premiere orchestra concert event at Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 14, featuring iconic film scores and new compositions inspired by legendary illustrator Bob Peak's artwork.

Marc Shaiman FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Marc Shaiman been in?

Marc Shaiman has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Marc Shaiman been in?

Marc Shaiman has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Marc Shaiman been nominated for?

Marc Shaiman has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including Best Original Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for "Some Like It Hot," Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for "Some Like it Hot," Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Some Like It Hot," Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for "Some Like It Hot," Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for "Catch Me if You Can," Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for "Catch Me if You Can," Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for "Catch Me if You Can," Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for "Catch Me If You Can," Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for "Hairspray," Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for "Hairspray," Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for "Hairspray," and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for "Hairspray."

What awards has Marc Shaiman won?

Marc Shaiman has won several awards for his work in Broadway shows. These include Best Original Score from BroadwayWorld Awards for Some Like It Hot, Outstanding Lyrics from Drama Desk Awards for Some Like it Hot, Outstanding New Score from Outer Critics Circle Awards for Some Like It Hot, Outstanding Lyrics from Drama Desk Awards for Hairspray, Outstanding Music from Drama Desk Awards for Hairspray, Best Musical from New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for Hairspray, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre from Tony Awards for Hairspray.

How many shows has Marc Shaiman written?

Marc Shaiman has written 7 shows including Hairspray (Composer), Livin' Dolls (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Catch Me If You Can (Composer), Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Composer), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Composer), Some Like It Hot (Composer), Smash (Score).

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