Marvin Hamlisch

Date of Death: August 06, 2012 (68)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Marvin Hamlisch BIO

Hamlisch, one of only eleven EGOT winners in the history of the entertainment industry, was awarded three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards for his work. On Broadway, he wrote the music for A Chorus Line - which received the Pulitzer Prize - as well as They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success.

He is the composer of more than forty motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. His prolific output of scores for films include original compositions and/or musical adaptations for Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Ice Castles, Take the Money and Run, Bananas and Save the Tiger.

Marvin Hamlisch held the position of principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony and San Diego Symphony.

Hamlisch was Musical Director and arranger of Barbra Streisand’s 1994 concert tour of the U.S. and England as well as of the television special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert (for which he received two of his Emmys).

Marvin Hamlisch Photos

Marvin Hamlisch STAGE CREDITS


Marvin Hamlisch Productions

[Broadway, 1999]
Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
[Broadway, 1987]
Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1979]
Music Arrangements
[Broadway, 1974]
Musical Coordinator
[Broadway, 1973]
Dance Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1970]
Dance/Incidental Arrangements
Dance Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1967]
Dance Music Arranger


Additional Music
Additional Music
Additional Material

Marvin Hamlisch Movies

[1972]Fat City music supervisor

[1973]The Way We Were music

[1977]The Spy Who Loved Me music by

[1978]Ice Castles music

[1985]D.A.R.Y.L. music by

[1985]A Chorus Line music by

[1988]Little Nikita music by

[1995]Open Season music

[1996]The Mirror Has Two Faces music adaptor

[2003]How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Music

Marvin Hamlisch, The Goodbye Girl

Olivier Awards - 1980 - Musical of the Year

Marvin Hamlisch, They're Playing Our Song

Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Music

Marvin Hamlisch, They're Playing Our Song

Marvin Hamlisch Videos

Marvin Hamlisch News

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY Comes to HFC Underground at Hunt & Fish Club

On March 1st, Broadway veterans Lucia Giannetta and Charlie Marcus will present 'Our Love Is Here To Stay,' an endearing journey through the highs, lows, and unexpected twists of love.

Video: Watch Maria Friedman Sing Sondheim in Rehearsals for LEGACY

Maria Friedman is getting ready to hit the stage at her home away from home (the Hudson Theatre) where her one-night-only concert event Legacy will soon play. Catch a sneak peek of Friedman in rehearsals in this video.

Santino Fontana Joins LEGACY: MARIA FRIEDMAN & FRIENDS at the Hudson Theatre

Tony Award winner Santino Fontana will join the new, one-night-only concert event Legacy: An Evening with Maria Friedman & Friends celebrating Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand. Learn how to purchase tickets.

TOCANDO NUESTRA CANCI�"N y GYPSY comienzan sus audiciones

El Teatro del Soho Caixabank ha comenado en Madrid las audiciones para los dos próximos musicales dirigidos por Antonio Banderas que llegarán a Málaga este año, y GYPSY.

Robert Klein and Julie Gold Among The 14 Honorees At The 39th Annual BISTRO AWARDS GALA

Celebrate the musical and comedy artistry of Robert Klein, Julie Gold, and more at the 39th Annual Bistro Awards Gala on April 1 at Gotham Comedy Club. Hosted by Steve Hayes, the event honors exceptional artists with performances and special awards.

London Theatre Week - See over 50 Award-Winning Musicals and Plays with Tickets from £15, £25 or £35

London Theatre Week is the West End’s biggest promotion, giving you the chance to see over 50 amazing award-winning musicals and stunning plays with tickets from £15, £25 or £35

Amber Gray, Tony Yazbeck & More to be Honored at 39th Annual Bistro Awards

Learn about the stars being honored at the 39th annual Bistro Awards, including Amber Gray, Tony Yazbeck and more.

Review: 'Every Little Step' Is Perfection In The Argyle Theatre's A CHORUS LINE

What did our critic think of A CHORUS LINE at The Argyle Theatre?

Klea Blackhurst to Present Ethel Merman Tribute EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present Klea Blackhurst in “Everything the Traffic Will Allow,” her loving tribute to the songs made famous by the quintessential stage personality Ethel Merman. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Jennifer Morrison to Lead All-Women Cast of THE PENELOPIAD at Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre is presenting The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: A CHORUS LINE at Toby's Sings And Dances Its Way Into Your Heart

A CHORUS LINE at Toby’s in Columbia through March 10th, 2024- Staff are warm and helpful, the atmosphere is welcoming and the production is wonderful. If you’re a fan of musical theater, A CHORUS LINE will resonate. It’s a visual and auditory delight, with complex dance numbers and Marvin Hamlisch’s memorable melodies.

Maria Friedman and Friends Will Perform a Benefit Concert Celebrating Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand

Maria Friedman and friends will celebrate the brilliance of Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand in a one-night-only concert taking place in March.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents RESPECT: A Tribute To Aretha Franklin With New Jersey Symphony

State Theatre New Jersey and New Jersey Symphony present RESPECT: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin with New Jersey Symphony on Sunday, February 18 at 3pm.

World Premiere of Tina Howe's Final Play WHERE WOMEN GO to be Presented at at HERE Mainstage in February

The Tent Theater Company, in association with Concord Theatricals, will present the premiere production of Tina Howe’s final play, Where Women Go, running February 9-25 at HERE Mainstage.

Elton John Achieves EGOT Status With Emmy Win

Elton John is now an EGOT. He won a Tony Award in 2000 for Best Original Score for Aida with Tim Rice. He was awarded with his first Oscar in 1995 for 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' from the Lion King. Other EGOT winners include Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Marvin Hamlisch, Helen Hayes, Alan Menken, Rita Moreno, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more.

Brad Oscar, Alli Mauzey & More to Star in Immersive Musical WHISPER DARKLY Concept Cast Album

The new immersive electro-swing musical Whisper Darkly – the first musical written in the retro-inspired genre – will release a concept cast album on Friday, February 23. Learn more about how to pre-save the music here!

Concord Theatricals Launches A CHORUS LINE Licensing Competition For Schools In Under-Resourced Communities

Concord Theatricals is launching A CHORUS LINE Licensing Competition for schools in under-resourced communities nationwide.

White Plains Performing Arts Center Presents Linda Eder, January 20

White Plains Performing Arts Center will present Linda Eder on Saturday, January 20 at 7:30pm. 

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Perform at Eisemann Center in February

Eisemann Center presents Broadway Singer and Leading Man Brian Stokes Mitchell. Enjoy an evening of Broadway hits performed by the two-time Tony Award winner. Don't miss this unforgettable concert experience.

A SIGN OF THE TIMES to Play at New World Stages Starring Chilina Kennedy, Justin Matthew Sargent & More

A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield, and other classic pop hits of the 1960s, will play a commercial engagement beginning March 4, 2024


Marvin Hamlisch has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Marvin Hamlisch has not appeared in the West End

Marvin Hamlisch has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include nominations for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Sweet Smell of Success" and "A Chorus Line". He was also nominated for Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Goodbye Girl", "They're Playing Our Song", and "A Chorus Line". Additionally, Hamlisch received a nomination for Musical of the Year at the Olivier Awards for "They're Playing Our Song" and a nomination for Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "A Chorus Line".

Marvin Hamlisch has won several awards throughout his career. He received the Outstanding Music award from the Drama Desk Awards for his work on The Goodbye Girl. He also won the Outstanding Music & Lyrics award from the Drama Desk Awards for his contributions to A Chorus Line. In addition, Hamlisch won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for his work on A Chorus Line. The musical itself also received the Best Musical award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards.

Marvin Hamlisch has written 14 shows including Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief (Composer), Half Time (Additional Music), A Chorus Line (Composer), They're Playing Our Song (Composer), Peter Allen: Up in One (Additional Material), Jean Seberg (Composer), Shirley MacLaine on Broadway (Composer), Smile (Composer), Hundreds of Hats (Composer), The Goodbye Girl (Composer), Sweet Smell of Success (Composer), Imaginary Friends (Composer), Gotta Dance (Additional Music), The Nutty Professor (Composer).

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