First became involved in theatrical productions, while at camp in the Berkshire Mountains
Moved to New York City after graduating from college
Produced the Off-Broadway revue, "I Feel Wonderful" at the Theatre de Lys in Greenwich Village
Played piano at the New York City jazz club, Showplace
Wrote the book for the one-hour revue, "Nightcap"; also directed and composed the music
Directed the Off-Broadway revue, "Parade"
Made Broadway debut with the revue, "From A to Z"; featured contributions from Woody Allen and Fred Ebb
Composed the score for the Broadway musical, "Milk and Honey," about the founding of the state of Israel
Composed the lyrics and music for the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, "Hello, Dolly!" starring Carol Channing
Wrote the music and lyrics for the smash hit, "Mame" on Broadway; starred Angela Lansbury
Re-teamed with Angela Lansbury for the Broadway musical, "Dear World"
Composed the music and lyrics for Broadway's "Mack & Mabel," starring Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters
Wrote his least successful Broadway musical, "The Grand Tour"
Had another hit with "La Cage aux Folles," starring George Hearn and Gene Barry
Was the subject of the popular musical revue, "Jerry's Girls"
Was the subject of Natalie Gaupp's short play, "The Jerry Herman Center"
"An Evening with Jerry Herman" is a musical revue of his work and consists of songs written by him for several of his musicals; ran on Broadway at the Booth Theatre
His music from "Hello, Dolly!" is used in the Pixar animated feature, "WALL-E"