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Meredith Willson

Date of Death: June 15, 1984 (82)

Birth Place: Mason City, IA, USA

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Meredith Willson STAGE CREDITS

Meredith Willson Productions

[Regional (US), 2014]
Music and Lyrics


Source Material

Meredith Willson Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Musical

Meredith Willson, The Music Man

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New Grant Program Gives High Schools Opportunity to Perform THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

The Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF), The Music Man Foundation (TMMF) and Music Theatre International (MTI) announced a special partnership that will give up to ten high schools a unique opportunity to perform the new, revised version of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”. Learn more here!

Educational Theatre Foundation Will Award Grants to High Schools to Produce New Version of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

Up to ten $10,000 grants funded by TMMF will be made available for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years to be used toward costs associated with the production of the musical. Any accredited high school based in the United State is eligible to apply.

Lauren Gunderson & More Chosen for Olney Theatre's Vanguard Arts Fund

Olney Theatre's Vanguard Arts Fund has selected a diverse group of artists, including renowned playwright Lauren Gunderson, for their latest round of awards. Learn more about the talented individuals recognized and supported by this prestigious fund.

Review: MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN at Red Curtain Theatre

What did our critic think of MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN at Red Curtain Theatre?

Mandy Patinkin Announces West End Concerts, for Eight Performances Only

The Dodgers and Staci Levine are delighted to produce Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, in Mandy Patinkin Live in Concert at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in London’s West End for strictly eight performances only from Tuesday 7 November 2023. 

Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Granbury Theatre

What's not to like about a clever, likeable scoundrel/scammer who captures a town through song and dance and eventually wins over fair maiden?

Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Musicals at Richter

On Friday, July 28th, I had the pleasure of seeing yet another phenomenal performance by Musicals at Richter, in Danbury, CT, Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN.  Musicals at Richter has a talent in making their outdoor venue feel like the perfect venue for every show they put on, including THE MUSIC MAN, as the moon shines from behind the trees backstage!  They also manage to get the perfect cast for each show, with each cast member excelling at the role they play, as the cast gels together as a collective group of highly talented local performers who are spectacular in their stage presence, stage chemistry with each other, acting, singing, dancing, and ability to radiate positive vibes from the stage, helping the audience enjoy watching them perform as much as the cast enjoys performing!  The directing of David Halliwell combines with the musical directing of Peter Randazzo, and the choreography of Lindsay Miller to help maximize the talents of this stellar cast!

Round House Theatre & Olney Theatre Center Begin 2023-2024 Seasons With INK

Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center continue their longstanding partnership and kick off the 2023-2024 Season with a co-production of Ink, written by James Graham. This Tony Award-winning Broadway and West End hit is an electrifying new drama, directed by Jason Loewith. Please see below for complete program details and ticket information.

Danbury's Musicals At Richter Continues 39th Season Under The Stars With THE MUSIC MAN, July 28- August 12

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 39th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues 'The Music Man,' playing July 28 to August 12. Featuring a live band and a cast of talented local actors, performances take place outdoors under the stars at the Richter Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury, adjacent to the Richter Park Public Golf Course, just off I-84, Exit 2.

Review: THE MUSIC MAN Dazzles the River City at Broadway At Music Circus

What did our critic think of THE MUSIC MAN at Broadway At Music Circus?

Don't Bet Against Clyde Alves- How NEW YORK, NEW YORK Brought A Dance Dynamo Back To Broadway

Read our interview with New York, New York star Clyde Alves and find out what it takes to bring the show's love letter to New York City to life eight times a week.

Lyric Theatre's Michael Baron Named Helen Hayes Award Recipient

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's Producing Artistic Director Michael Baron has been named a recipient of a 2023 Helen Hayes Award for his work co-directing THE MUSIC MAN last year at the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland.

THE MUSIC MAN At The Hopeful Theatre Project Will Support Keeping Music Education Alive

The Hopeful Theatre Project has announced their upcoming production of The Music Man benefitting Save the Music Foundation opening June 15th at Mainstage 222 in Irving, TX.

Kennedy Center GUYS AND DOLLS, Kevin Chamberlin, And More Win Helen Hayes Awards

This evening, the 2023 Helen Hayes Awards took place at The Anthem on the District Wharf, with over 1,600 theatre-makers and theatre supporters in attendance. Esteemed Washington theatre artists Naomi Jacobson, Erika Rose, Holly Twyford, and Christopher Michael Richardson hosted an evening showcasing the vibrant and diverse community of professional theatre artists in the Washington region.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Set For Palo Alto Players 2023-2024 Season

Palo Alto Players has announced its 93rd season titled Mischief. Mystery. Melody.  The 2023-24 line-up, beginning September 2023, was first unveiled at a season reveal event held at the Lucie Stern Theater on Sunday, April 30th hosted by Artistic Director Patrick Klein.

StoryBook Theatre Celebrates What It Means To Be Extraordinary Both Onstage and in the Community

StoryBook Theatre (SBT) has announced their 47th Season with nine on-stage productions that celebrate the extraordinary in everyone. Learn more about the full upcoming season here!

World Premieres by Justin Peck, Tiler Peck & More Set for New York City Ballet's 2023-24 Season

New York City Ballet has announced its 2023-24 season featuring world premieres by Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, and more! See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review Roundup: SHUCKED Opens On Broadway! The Critics Weigh In!

Shucked, currently in previews, officially opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre! Read the reviews!

Songbook Foundation Will Host Free Public Screening Of New THE MUSIC MAN Documentary

The Great American Songbook Foundation will host the Indiana premiere screening of a new public television documentary that draws heavily from its vast music archives.

The Music Man Foundation Awards Grants & Funding Opportunities for Nonprofits With Music & Arts Programs

​​​​​​​The Music Man Foundation has announced $450,000 in grants to nonprofits with music and arts programs, and unveiled up to $3 million in new funding opportunities for organizations working to permanently change the way music is embedded in our schools, health care system, and communities.


Meredith Willson has written 4 shows including The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Composer), Here's Love (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), The Music Man (Source Material), Meredith Willson's 1491 (Bookwriter).

Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Music Man and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Music Man .

Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Music Manand Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Music Man.

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