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Richard Rodgers Biography

Also Credited As: Richard C. Rodgers
 
Richard Rodgers Headshot
Date Of Birth:
June 28, 1902
Date Of Death:
December 30, 1979 (77)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Richard Rodgers was an American composer of 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a ... (read complete bio)
 
Richard Rodgers Headshot
Date of Birth: June 28, 1902
Date of Death: December 30, 1979 (77)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Richard Rodgers was an American composer of 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a ... (read complete bio)

Richard Rodgers was an American composer of 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music.

Rodgers was the first person to win an EGOT. In addition, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, making him one of only two people to receive all five awards

Richard Rodgers Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Musical Production
Richard Rodgers, The Sound Of Music
 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - The Hilton Award for Outstanding Musical Production
Richard Rodgers, South Pacific
 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Musical Production
Richard Rodgers, The King And I
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Musical Production Gold Star
Richard Rodgers, Oklahoma!
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Richard Rodgers, State Fair
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Musical Revival Gold Star
Richard RodgersThe Boys From Syracuse
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Musical Revival
Richard RodgersThe Boys From Syracuse
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Musical of the Year
Richard RodgersBabes In Arms
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre Gold Star
Richard Rodgers
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Richard Rodgers
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Richard Rodgers , Do I Hear a Waltz?
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Musical
Richard Rodgers, No Strings
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Richard Rodgers, No Strings
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Richard Rodgers
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Musical
Richard Rodgers, Flower Drum Song
 
Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Musical
Richard Rodgers, Pipe Dream
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1952 - Best Musical Gold Star
Richard Rodgers , Pal Joey
 
Tony Awards - 1952 - Best Musical Gold Star
Richard Rodgers, The King and I
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1951 - Best Musical
Richard Rodgers , The King and I
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1950 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Richard Rodgers, South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 1950 - Best Musical Gold Star
Richard Rodgers, South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 1950 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Richard Rodgers, South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 1950 - Producer (Musical) Gold Star
Richard Rodgers, South Pacific
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1949 - Best Musical Gold Star
Richard Rodgers, South Pacific
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1946 - Best Musical Gold Star
Richard Rodgers , Carousel