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Sheldon Harnick

 
Date of Birth: April 30, 1924 (98)

Birth Place: USA

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
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Productions

 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 2015]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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[Broadway, 1952]
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Sheldon Harnick Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Special Drama Desk Award Gold Star
Sheldon Harnick
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Sheldon Harnick
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Gold Star
Sheldon Harnick
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Sheldon Harnick, Cyrano: The Musical
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Sheldon Harnick, The Rothschilds
 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Sheldon Harnick , The Apple Tree
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1965 - Best Musical Gold Star
Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1960 - Best Musical Gold Star
Sheldon Harnick, Fiorello!

Sheldon Harnick News

TO LIFE 3: Stories & Music Celebrating The Contributions Of Jewish Composers To The G Photo TO LIFE 3: Stories & Music Celebrating The Contributions Of Jewish Composers To The Great Hollywood Musicals Comes To The Willow Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2022

George Gershwin.  Irving Berlin. Johnny Mercer. Harold Arlen. Sheldon Harnick.  Jerry Herman. These composers and many more will be highlighted in To Life 3: Stories & Music Celebrating the Contributions of Jewish Composers to the Great Hollywood Musicals. 

Review: Central Arkansas is Toasting To Life with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Robinson Cen Photo Review: Central Arkansas is Toasting To Life with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Robinson Center
by Theresa Bertram - Nov 29, 2022

What did our critic think of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Robinson Center? Thanks to 'Rona it took a Miracle of Miracles for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to make it to Robinson Center, 426 W. Markam St., in Little Rock, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 25-27, but it was definitely worth the wait. Celebrity Attractions brought a powerhouse production that handled this classic delicately, yet fiery at the same time. With original direction by Bartlett Sher and recreated by Sari Ketter, time passed without notice from beginning to end of the musical- It was pure magic.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2022

 The acclaimed National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish opened its limited engagement last night at New World Stages. The production, a New York Times Critic’s Pick, plays through January 1, 2023. Check out opening night photos here!

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Comes to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, February 14-19 Photo FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Comes to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, February 14-19
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2022

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW has announced that the individual tickets for the tour of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10AM.

The 80th Annual Dolphin Show Releases Tickets For MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo The 80th Annual Dolphin Show Releases Tickets For MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022

This year, the Northwestern Dolphin Show will be presenting Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical, a musical about a young child gifted with telekinesis, a love of reading, and the strength to overcome obstacles thrown at her and her peers. Produced by Arella Flur, Daniel Maton, and Rachel Schmaier, directed by Lucy Harrington, choreographed by Kristen Waagner, and music directed by Kevin Park.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Comes to Zorlu PSM This Weekend Photo FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Comes to Zorlu PSM This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Fiddler on the Roof, one of the world's most popular musicals, will be at Zorlu PSM for the last time on the evening of November 12, in collaboration with Talimhane Theater!

Cast and Creative Team Announced For Porchlight Music Theatre's THE APPLE TREE Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced For Porchlight Music Theatre's THE APPLE TREE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre begins its ninth season of Chicago's ‚Äúlost‚ÄĚ musicals series with Porchlight Revisits The Apple Tree, book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book and music by Jerry Bock with additional material by James Coopersmith.

The Ritz Theatre Company Presents SHE LOVES ME, A Perfect Rom-Com Musical For The Hol Photo The Ritz Theatre Company Presents SHE LOVES ME, A Perfect Rom-Com Musical For The Holiday Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2022

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season already upon us, The Ritz Theatre Company prepares to present the enchanting Golden Age musical She Loves Me, a perfect rom-com show for 'the most wonderful time of the year.' Directed and choreographed by Roberta Curless, the production runs at The Ritz from December 2nd through December 18th.

Lisa Fishman & Michael Nigro Complete the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish Photo Lisa Fishman & Michael Nigro Complete the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2022

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has announced final casting for their seven-week return engagement of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, the revelatory and award-winning production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals. 

Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes & Christine Pedi Join Lineup for 30th Oscar Photo Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes & Christine Pedi Join Lineup for 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes and Christine Pedi have joined the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will honor musical theater legend Leslie Uggams with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater, which will be presented by Dionne Warwick. 

Sheldon Harnick Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Ali Ewoldt, Deven Kolluri & More in SHE LOVES ME Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Ali Ewoldt, Deven Kolluri & More in SHE LOVES ME

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2022

The production, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (RENT, A Chorus Line) features Ali Ewoldt (Broadway's Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera) as Amalia Balash, and Deven Kolluri (Geva Theatre's A Christmas Carol, Bay Street Theater's Camelot) as Georg Nowack.

Exclusive: Ali Ewoldt Sings 'Vanilla Ice Cream' From Signature's SHE LOVES ME Videoplay
Exclusive: Ali Ewoldt Sings 'Vanilla Ice Cream' From Signature's SHE LOVES ME

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff (book), Jerry Bock (music), and Sheldon Harnick(lyrics), based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For SHE LOVES ME, Starring Ali Ewoldt at Signature Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For SHE LOVES ME, Starring Ali Ewoldt at Signature Theatre

by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

All new rehearsal footage has been released for Signature Theatre's production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff (book), Jerry Bock (music), and Sheldon Harnick(lyrics), based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.

VIDEO: Watch Josh Young, Erin Mackey, and Eddie Cooper Sing Sheldon Harnick's 'The Ma Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Josh Young, Erin Mackey, and Eddie Cooper Sing Sheldon Harnick's 'The Man With the Sign'

by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2021

In this new music video, produced by Joseph Church (The Lion King, Tommy) and with video created and directed by Church and Dan Pardo (Amazing Grace), the power of Harnick’s brilliant words set to Sousa’s memorable music is in full display, with striking imagery and performance clips providing a rich background.  Harnick himself introduces the short film, and the trio of virtuoso vocalists masterfully navigates Sousa’s melodic counterpoint.

VIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer' Videoplay
VIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer'

by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020

Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year in the Jewish faith. In celebration and in recognition of the High Holidays beginning this Shabbat, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has sahred this stirring version of Sabbath Prayer, created virtually by cast members from the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

Video Flashback: The York Tributes Sheldon Harnick on His 96th Birthday Videoplay
Video Flashback: The York Tributes Sheldon Harnick on His 96th Birthday

by Stage Tube - May 1, 2020

Yesterday was Sheldon Harnick's 96th birthday! In honor of the big day, the York Theatre released a flashback video to honor the acclaimed lyricist.

VIDEO: Jane Krakowski Shares the Story of Throwing Nicholas Barasch a Prom During SHE Videoplay
VIDEO: Jane Krakowski Shares the Story of Throwing Nicholas Barasch a Prom During SHE LOVES ME

by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2020

Jane Krakowski took part in Roundabout's 'Roundabout Off-Script' series, where members of the company's family share their favorite moments from onstage or off.

VIDEO: South Bay Musical Theatre Presents SHE LOVES ME Videoplay
VIDEO: South Bay Musical Theatre Presents SHE LOVES ME

by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2020

South Bay Musical Theatre presents the charming musical comedy SHE LOVES ME. Described by The New York Times as a?oea bonbon of a musicala?? and a a?oetasty tale of love lost and found at the workplace,a?? the original Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME was nominated for five 1964 Tony Awards; the show has since enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, in 1993 (Winner, Tony Award a?oeBest Revival of a Musicala??) and 2016. SHE LOVES ME features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It is based on the play Parfumerie by Miklós László (which has also served as the basis for the films The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime and You've Got Mail).

VIDEO: Extended Clip From FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary Videoplay
VIDEO: Extended Clip From FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2019

The new documentary about the landmark Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to movie theaters on Friday, August 23. BWW has an exclusive first look at clips from the film! 

BWW Exclusive: First Look At FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: First Look At FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2019

The new documentary about the landmark Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to movie theaters next Friday, August 23. BWW has an exclusive first look at clips from the film! 


Sheldon Harnick Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sheldon Harnick been in?
Sheldon Harnick has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Sheldon Harnick been in?
Sheldon Harnick has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Sheldon Harnick been nominated for?
Special Drama Desk Award (Drama Desk Awards) , Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Cyrano: The Musical , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Rothschilds , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Apple Tree , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof and Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Fiorello! .

What awards has Sheldon Harnick won?
Special Drama Desk Award (Drama Desk Awards), Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards), Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Fiddler on the Roofand Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Fiorello!.

How many shows has Sheldon Harnick written?
Sheldon Harnick has written 37 shows including Love in Two Countries (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952 (Composer/Lyricist), Two's Company (Composer), Shoestring Revue (Sketches), The Littlest Revue (Lyricist), Kaleidoscope (Lyricist), The Body Beautiful (Lyricist), Portofino (Lyricist), Joy Ride (Lyricist), Fiorello! (Lyricist), Tenderloin (Lyricist), Smiling the Boy Fell Dead (Lyricist), Smiling, the Boy Fell Dead (Lyricist), Man in the Moon (Lyricist), She Loves Me (Lyricist), To Broadway with Love (Lyricist), Fiddler on the Roof (Lyricist), Wet Paint (Material), The Apple Tree (Bookwriter), Her First Roman (Lyricist), Pinocchio (Lyricist), Alice in Wonderland (Lyricist), Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (Libretto), Rex (Lyricist), The Madwoman of Central Park West (Lyricist), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Bookwriter/Lyricist), A Christmas Carol (Lyricist), A Wonderful Life (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Lyricist), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Lyricist), The Rothschilds (Lyricist), Cyrano - The Musical (Lyricist), Mostly Sondheim (Lyricist), Dragons (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Lyricist), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Composer), Rothschild & Sons (Lyrics).