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Marc Shaiman

 
Birth Place:
Scotch Plains, NJ, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 22, 1959 (62)

Birth Place: Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Comedy All Star
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Performer

Productions

 
[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]
Orchestrator
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[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]
Musical Director
Orchestrator
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[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

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

Photos

Billy Stritch, Marc Shaiman, Debbie Gravitte, Jim Caruso, Louis Mirabal, Susie Mosher Photo

Billy Stritch, Marc Shaiman, Debbie Gravitte, Jim Caruso, Louis Mirabal, Susie Mosher, Scott Wittman

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Date:
05/11/2022
Jim Caruso, Marc Shaiman Photo

Jim Caruso, Marc Shaiman

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Date:
05/11/2022
Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Debbie Gravitte Photo

Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Debbie Gravitte

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Date:
05/11/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Comedy All Star

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Performer

Productions

[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]
Orchestrator

Vocal Music Arranger

[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]
Musical Director

Orchestrator

Vocal Music Arranger

[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
Composer
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist

Marc Shaiman Biography

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 Awards and Nominations

 
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
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Marc Shaiman, Hairspray
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Marc Shaiman, Hairspray
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Best Musical Gold Star
Marc Shaiman, Hairspray
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Marc Shaiman, Hairspray

Marc Shaiman News

Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland Photo Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

On Monday, May 9, Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte stormed the Birdland stage with another episode of her series “Plus 1,” with very special guest, songwriter Marc Shaiman. 

BIRDLAND Jazz Club to Present Gravitte in New Residency Show, 'Debbie Plus One' Photo BIRDLAND Jazz Club to Present Gravitte in New Residency Show, 'Debbie Plus One'
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Her special guests for May 9 will include NaTasha Yvette Williams (Waitress), Christian Thompson (Ain’t Too Proud), and Hayley Podschun (Wicked), in addition to students from the Manhattan School of Music. Each show has a $40 music charge. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York.

FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland Photo FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present John Manzari – the acclaimed dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer currently appearing on Broadway in Funny Girl – in a special event on Monday, May 23 at 8:30 PM.

PLAZA SUITE Extends Through July 10 Photo PLAZA SUITE Extends Through July 10
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Today, producers of Plaza Suite, the hit comedy by Neil Simon starring two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey, announced a third extension due to overwhelming demand.

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB AND ALSO A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER to Premiere at La MaMa Photo MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB AND ALSO A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER to Premiere at La MaMa
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and La MaMa Kids will present the world premiere of the new puppet musical Mary Had A Little Lamb And Also A Substitute Teacher as part of its 60th season.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY This Photo State Theatre New Jersey Presents Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory for four performances on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 8pm; Saturday, May 14 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, May 15 at 2pm. Tickets range from $40-$98.  

Photos: Red Carpet Arrivals at MR SATURDAY NIGHT Photo Photos: Red Carpet Arrivals at MR SATURDAY NIGHT
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 28, 2022

The new comedy musical, Mr. Saturday Night officially opened on Broadway last night at the Nederlander Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on  the red carpet for all of the action!

Performances Added to La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival Featuring Compañía Cuerpo de In Photo Performances Added to La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival Featuring Compañía Cuerpo de Indias & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

La MaMa has added performances to the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival. The final week of the festival will now run through Thursday, May 5, with upcoming performances by Compañía Cuerpo de Indias, John Scott Dance, and Valetango Company.

THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice” – in a special concert on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. Her show will include songwriter Richard Whiting hits including “He’s Funny That Way,” “My Ideal,” “Miss Brown,” and “Too Marvelous For Words.”

Photos: Go Backstage with the Cast of MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on on Opening Night! Photo Photos: Go Backstage with the Cast of MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on on Opening Night!
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 28, 2022

The new comedy musical, Mr. Saturday Night officially opened on Broadway last night at the Nederlander Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there and we're taking you behind the scenes to check out all of the backstage action!

Marc Shaiman Videos

VIDEO: 'Doctor's Orders' From CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at San Diego Musical Theatre VideoVIDEO: 'Doctor's Orders' From CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at San Diego Musical Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

San Diego Musical Theatre is currently staging the musical comedy Catch Me If You Can from now until March 13th. The production opened on February 11th.

VIDEO: More Clips From San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN VideoVIDEO: More Clips From San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2022

San Diego Musical Theatre is currently staging the musical comedy Catch Me If You Can from now until March 13th. The production opened on February 11th. According to the Rancho Santa Fe Review, this marks Allison Spratt Pearce's professional directing debut. Catch Me if You Can at San Diego Musical Theatre is choreographed by Xavier J. Bush and music directed by Richard Dueñez Morrison.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2022

San Diego Musical Theatre is currently staging the musical comedy Catch Me If You Can from now until March 13th. The production opened on February 11th. According to the Rancho Santa Fe Review, this marks Allison Spratt Pearce's professional directing debut. Catch Me if You Can at San Diego Musical Theatre is choreographed by Xavier J. Bush and music directed by Richard Dueñez Morrison.

VIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour VideoVIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2021

Helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, the new non-Equity national tour of  HAIRSPRAY is visiting more than 60 cities in its first touring season and is expected to play for multiple seasons.

VIDEO: Katharine McPhee And Kelly Clarkson Bond Over Early 'American Idol' Days! VideoVIDEO: Katharine McPhee And Kelly Clarkson Bond Over Early 'American Idol' Days!
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2021

Katharine McPhee Foster and Kelly share a special 'American Idol' bond and they joke about how the early 'Idol' days felt like summer camp!

VIDEO: Bette Midler Sings 'Goodbye, Donnie!' to Send Trump off on Inauguration Day VideoVIDEO: Bette Midler Sings 'Goodbye, Donnie!' to Send Trump off on Inauguration Day
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2021

Bette Midler has a message for Donald Trump, who leaves office today when president-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. Midler sings 'Goodbye, Donnie!' to the tune of 'Hello, Dolly!' in an all new parody video from MeidasTouch.

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Raises Money For Beaverton High School With Virtual Concert Feat VideoVIDEO: Shoshana Bean Raises Money For Beaverton High School With Virtual Concert Featuring Idina Menzel, Jeremy Jordan, Cynthia Erivo, and Many More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2020

Shoshana Bean is back for her third fundraiser for Beaverton High School's performing arts department! Shoshana Bean and Friends: An Evening of Broadway streamed online yesterday, July 13, and is now available to watch!

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OU VideoVIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2020

Members of the Film & TV Music community, made up of composers, songwriters, music editors, music supervisors, studio executives and more, contributed their talents to SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES: A CELEBRATION FOR THE FILM & TV MUSIC COMMUNITY, an online benefit event for MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund. 

VIDEO: Watch Alex Newell Sing for Hope with a HAIRSPRAY Anthem VideoVIDEO: Watch Alex Newell Sing for Hope with a HAIRSPRAY Anthem
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2020

Just yesterday, Broadway veteran Alex Newell raised his voice in Support of AIDS Walk New York, which was postponed in response to the events of last week. Watch as Alex sings 'I Know Where I've Been' as a message of 'hope for a better Sunday soon.'

BWW TV: Watch Sneak Peek of BOMBSHELL Concert- Tomorrow at 8pm! VideoBWW TV: Watch Sneak Peek of BOMBSHELL Concert- Tomorrow at 8pm!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Actors Fund in association with PEOPLE will present a special one-night-only streaming event: 'Bombshell in Concert' (captured in 2015), featuring a reunion of original cast members from the NBC series 'Smash.' This special event will stream Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 PM ET. Can't wait for Wednesday? Check out highlights from the 2015 concert!


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?
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?
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.

How many shows has Marc Shaiman written?
Marc Shaiman has written 6 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).