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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".

Marc Shaiman Photos


Original Broadway Production, 2006
Comedy All Star

Original Broadway Production, 1984

Marc Shaiman Productions

[Broadway, 2022]
[US Tour, 2021] [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
[Broadway, 2006]
Music Arranger
[Broadway, 2005]
[Broadway, 2002]
Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1995]
Music Arrangements
[Broadway, 1990]
[Broadway, 1985]
Vocal Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1984]
Musical Director
Vocal Music Arranger
[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Vocal Music Arranger
[Off-Broadway, 1983]
[Off-Off-Broadway, 1982]
Musical Director
[Broadway, 1979]
Vocal Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1979]
Musical Director
Music Arranger
Music Arrangements



Marc Shaiman Movies

[1987]Broadcast News News Theme Writer

[1988]Beaches music supervisor

[1988]Big Business music arranger

[1989]When Harry Met Sally... music adaptor, music arranger, orchestrator

[1991]The Addams Family Conductor

[1991]For the Boys song and music consultant

[1991]Hot Shots! Piano Player

[1991]Scenes from a Mall Pianist

[1992]Mr. Saturday Night Lucky Zindberg

[1992]Sister Act music producer, orchestrator

[1992]A Few Good Men music producer

[1993]Heart and Souls Piano Accompanist

[1993]Hocus Pocus musical arrangement

[1993]Life with Mikey music supervisor

[1993]Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit music adaptor

[1993]Sleepless in Seattle music adaptor, music supervisor

[1994]North Piano Player

[1994]City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold music producer

[1995]Forget Paris music adaptor, music supervisor

[1995]The American President music producer

[1996]Bogus music producer

[1996]The First Wives Club music supervisor

[1997]George of the Jungle music adaptor, music supervisor

[1998]My Giant music producer

[1998]Patch Adams music producer

[1999]South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut music and lyrics

[1999]The Story of Us music producer

[2001]The Wedding Planner Piano Player

[2003]Down with Love Pianist

[2003]Marci X original songs

[2005]Rumor Has It... music adaptor

[2007]Hairspray Talent Agent

[2010]Flipped music by

[2014]And So It Goes score producer

[2016]Wiener-Dog music and lyrics

[2018]Mary Poppins Returns songs

[2021]tick, tick... BOOM! Aspiring Composer and Lyricist #18

[2022]Bros score by

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Marc Shaiman News

Listen: Jaime Lozano & The Familia's New Album SONGS BY AN IMMIGRANT VOL. 2 Out Now

Concord Theatricals Recordings has released Songs By An Immigrant Vol. 2, the highly anticipated sophomore album by Jaime Lozano & The Familia, on streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 14th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 14, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Listen: Hear the ROGERS: THE MUSICAL Cast Album

The 12-track album will feature fan-favorite songs “Save The City” from the Disney+ series “Hawkeye” (written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman) and “Star Spangled Man” from the film “Captain America: The First Avenger” (written by Alan Menken and David Zippel). Find out what other songs will be included now!

Tickets Go On Sale This Week For PLAZA SUITE, Starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker

On sale dates have been confirmed for the West End transfer of Neil Simon’s hit comedy PLAZA SUITE. Find out when you can get tickets here!

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Tuacahn Center for the Arts

Special Offer: See Tuacahn’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

J. Harrison Ghee Out of SOME LIKE IT HOT for At Least 6 Weeks to Undergo Surgery

J. Harrison Ghee, the talented star of 'Some Like It Hot,' will be taking a temporary leave from the show to undergo surgery. Find out which performances will be affected and how long Ghee is expected to be away from the production. Stay updated with the latest news on this medical leave and its impact on the 'Some Like It Hot' cast.

Greg Kalafatas and Caroline Eiseman-Led HAIRSPRAY National Tour Reveals 2023-24 Casting and Full Route

HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, has announced casting and the touring schedule for the 2023-2024 season. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will visit 45 cities including premiere engagements in Calgary, AB; Charlotte, NC; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Edmonton, ALB; Houston, TX; Nashville, TN; Ottawa, ONT; Vancouver, BC; and many more.

La MaMa & PALISSIMO Company to Present World Premiere of HEBEL This Fall

Be part of the world premiere of HEBEL at La MaMa. Get all the details about the show's dates, venue, and how to secure your tickets. Don't miss this exciting new production!

Feature: More About Man About Town, Charles Kirsch, Broadway's BFF - Part Two

The saga of the seemingly ubiquitous Charles Kirsch continues: He's everywhere: hosting shows on stage, all over YouTube, in the air or on the air with over 150 podcasts of 'Backstage Babble' with his interviews of show people, and maybe sitting next to you at a cabaret or Broadway theatre or just dashing around New York City.

Video: Randy Rainbow Says Don't Arraign on Trump's Parade

Funny Girl meets Trump's legal woes in Randy Rainbow's latest parody! This time, he spoofs the classic 'Don't Rain on My Parade' with 'Don't Arraign on His Parade'. Watch below! 

Broadway Inspirational Voices Will Honor Ayodele Casel, Marc Shaiman, and Audra McDonald at Hope In Harmony: Award Ceremony & Fundraiser Event

On Monday, October 9, 2023, the Renowned Choir & National Nonprofit of Broadway Artists whose Mission is to Support and Strengthen Communities in Need through Arts, Education and Outreach Programming will Honor Ayodele Casel, Marc Shaiman and Audra McDonald

SOME LIKE IT HOT on Broadway- A Complete Guide

Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Some Like It Hot on Broadway.

La MaMa to Present HELEN. by Caitlin George

Discover the captivating production of Helen, presented by La MaMa in association with En Garde Arts. Immerse yourself in this innovative blend of art and theater that will leave you spellbound. Get all the details and book your tickets now.

Video: Watch Meryl Streep & Ashley Park Sing an ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Song By Sara Bareilles, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Meryl Streep and Ashley Park deliver a stunning performance of “Look For The Light,” a beautiful new song written specifically for the show by multi-Grammy winning artist Sara Bareilles and songwriters/producers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul! Watch the video from the latest episode of Only Murders in the Building now!

Catch the Best of Broadway on Tour: A Guide to National Touring Shows Near You

Hoping to catch a play or musical in the near future but can't make it to New York City? Look no further than BroadwayWorld's comprehensive guide to all of the current and upcoming touring productions!

La MaMa Announces 62nd Season And Expansion Of RADICAL ACCESS INITIATIVE

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club announces its 62nd Season and its RADICAL ACCESS INITITATIVE (RAI), an expansion of La MaMa's local and global network that increases outreach to new artists and audiences beyond the four walls of La MaMa's three theatres and new Community Arts Space.

El Teatro Musical Que Viene: Temporada 2023/2024

Repasamos los espectáculos que llenarán las carteleras en España en la nueva temporada.

Emily Skinner, Lesli Margherita & More to Join IN THE WORKS~IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Broadway veterans Emily Skinner, Lesli Margherita, and more join the talented cast of IN THE WORKS~IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL. Don't miss out on this star-studded event happening soon!

Concord Music Publishing and Concord Theatricals Sign Composer Jaime Lozano

Discover the exciting partnership between Concord Music Publishing and Concord Theatricals as they sign composer Jaime Lozano. Learn how this exclusive deal will bring Lozano's music to stages worldwide, and why it's a game-changer for the industry.

Wake Up With BWW 8/3: SPAMALOT to Return to Broadway, THE WIZ Casting, and More!

Top stories: Spamalot will return to Broadway this fall, find out who's joining the cast of The Wiz, and more!


Marc Shaiman has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Marc Shaiman has not appeared in the West End

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 .

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, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Hairsprayand Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Hairspray.

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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