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Sheldon Harnick

 
Date of Birth: April 30, 1924 (98)

Birth Place: USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
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  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
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[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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Margery Gray Harnick, Sheldon Harnick and Liz Callaway  Photo

Margery Gray Harnick, Sheldon Harnick and Liz Callaway

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02/04/2020
Elise Loti, Margery Gray, Sheldon Harnick, Richard Maltby, Jr., Betty Cooper and Lynn Photo

Elise Loti, Margery Gray, Sheldon Harnick, Richard Maltby, Jr., Betty Cooper and Lynn Ahrens

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01/20/2020
Evans Haile, Margery Gray, Sheldon Harnick, Richard Maltby, Jr., Betty Cooper and Lyn Photo

Evans Haile, Margery Gray, Sheldon Harnick, Richard Maltby, Jr., Betty Cooper and Lynn Ahrens

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01/20/2020
Margery Gray, Sheldon Harnick, Richard Maltby, Jr., Betty Cooper and Lynn Ahrens Photo

Margery Gray, Sheldon Harnick, Richard Maltby, Jr., Betty Cooper and Lynn Ahrens

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01/20/2020
Deborah Grace Winer, Sheldon Harnick, Margo Photo

Deborah Grace Winer, Sheldon Harnick, Margo

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10/29/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Special Guest

Productions

[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Lyrics[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2015]
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[Broadway, 2005]
Vocal Music Arranger

[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
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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

Musical Theater Melodies Celebrates 120th Birthday of Legendary Composer Richard Rodg Photo Musical Theater Melodies Celebrates 120th Birthday of Legendary Composer Richard Rodgers with Broadcast and Streaming Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2022

Tuesday June 28th, 2022, marks the 120th Anniversary of the birth of legendary Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will commemorate the occasion with the broadcast and streaming premiere of the Museum of the City of New York's A CELEBRATION OF RICHARD RODGERS, recorded live at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, on March 26th, 1972.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, HAMILTON & More Announced for Popejoy Hall 2022-2023 Season Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, HAMILTON & More Announced for Popejoy Hall 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022

Popejoy Hall will present two musicals still running on Broadway as well as a couple of well-known stars as part of its 2022-2023 season. The season includes 21 shows overall with a total of 50 performances from October 6, 2022 through June 11, 2023.

Fox Performing Arts Center Announces 2022-23 Broadway Series
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

The American Theatre Guild, the largest not-for-profit touring Broadway presenter in the nation, unveils its highly anticipated 2022‚Äď2023 BROADWAY AT THE FOX IN RIVERSIDE SERIES. The series will include the following touring productions: INLAND PACIFIC BALLET‚ÄôS THE NUTCRACKER, R.E.S.P.E.C.T., FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, ANASTASIA, and ON YOUR FEET! THE MUSICAL‚ÄďThe Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan.

BWW Review: THE SPARKS FLY UPWARD at Maltzee Perforing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: THE SPARKS FLY UPWARD at Maltzee Perforing Arts Center
by Roy Berko - Jun 12, 2022

What did BroadwayWorld's critic think of THE SPARKS FLY UPWARD at Maltzee Perforing Arts Center?

CHICAGO, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and More Announced for 2022‚Ä"2023 Broadway Season At T Photo CHICAGO, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and More Announced for 2022‚Ä"2023 Broadway Season At The King Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The American Theatre Guild, the largest not-for-profit touring Broadway presenter in the nation, unveils its highly anticipated 2022‚Äď2023 BROADWAY AT THE KING CENTER SERIES.

Music Theatre International Celebrates 70 Years Photo Music Theatre International Celebrates 70 Years
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 2, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI)¬†announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary. Officially recognized on May 29th, the date former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared ‚ÄúMusic Theatre International Day‚ÄĚ in 2012, MTI is celebrating this milestone throughout the next year by showcasing the incredible talents of theatrical organizations around the world.

MPAC to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF National Tour Featuring  Morris County Resident D Photo MPAC to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF National Tour Featuring Morris County Resident Danny Arnold & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Mayo Performing Arts Center will present the Morristown engagement of the Tony Award¬ģ-nominated Broadway revival of¬†Fiddler on the Roof¬†at Friday-Saturday, June 17-18.

Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica & More to Star in 'ISN'T IT BLISS?' SONDHEIM ON LOVE at Photo Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica & More to Star in 'ISN'T IT BLISS?' SONDHEIM ON LOVE at 92NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Ted Sperling will close the¬†Lyrics & Lyricists¬†50th anniversary season with ‚ÄúIsn‚Äôt It Bliss?‚ÄĚ Sondheim on Love¬†on¬†June 18, 19¬†and¬†20.¬†With¬†Isn‚Äôt It Bliss?¬†Ted explores Sondheim‚Äôs perspective on relationships.

FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

Photos: First Look at the Cast of SHE LOVES ME at The Public Theater of San Antonio Photo Photos: First Look at the Cast of SHE LOVES ME at The Public Theater of San Antonio
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

Get a first look at the cast of SHE LOVES ME at The Public Theater of San Antonio, opening May 20, Russell Hill Rogers Theater. Featuring music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo. 

Sheldon Harnick Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Ali Ewoldt, Deven Kolluri & More in SHE LOVES ME VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoExclusive: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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' VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVideo 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoBWW 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).