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Don Black Biography

 
Bio:
Don Black OBE is a highly-acclaimed, Oscar-winning lyricist. His works have included movie themes, hit songs, and numerous musicals, including three with Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tell Me on a Sunday, Aspects of Love, and Sunset Boulevard, for which he received two Tony Awards for Best Book and Lyrics, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Don Black OBE is a highly-acclaimed, Oscar-winning lyricist. His works have included movie themes, hit songs, and numerous musicals, including three with Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tell Me on a Sunday, Aspects of Love, and Sunset Boulevard, for which he received two Tony Awards for Best Book and Lyrics, ... (read complete bio)

Don Black OBE is a highly-acclaimed, Oscar-winning lyricist. His works have included movie themes, hit songs, and numerous musicals, including three with Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tell Me on a Sunday, Aspects of Love, and Sunset Boulevard, for which he received two Tony Awards for Best Book and Lyrics, together with Christopher Hampton.



Mr. Black's movie credits include themes for many James Bond films: Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, "Surrender" from Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough. In collaboration with composer John Barry, he wrote the title song for the 1966 film Born Free, which won the Oscar for Best Song. He also collaborated with Barry on Out of Africa and Dances With Wolves. He has worked with Jule Styne, Henry Mancini, Quincy Jones, Elmer Bernstein, Michael Legrand, Marvin Hamlisch, Charles Aznavour and has had two U.S. number one hits: Michael Jackson's "Ben" and Lulu's "To Sir, With Love".



Mr. Black was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.



Don Black Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lyrics
Don Black, Bonnie & Clyde
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Don Black, Bonnie & Clyde
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Musical Revival
Don Black, Sunset Boulevard
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Don Black, Sunset Boulevard
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Don Black, Sunset Boulevard
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Don Black, Aspects of Love
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Don Black, Song and Dance
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Don Black, Merlin