As a child made first recording at the Times Square Record-Your-Own-Voice; included it on [title of album-- One Voice?]
At age 12, penned song "Ain't Got a Nickel, Ain't Got a Dime"
Changed name to Barry Manilow at age 13
After high school, obtained job in the mailroom at CBS; met future collaborator Marty Panzer
Wrote the score for the Off-Off-Broadway play "The Drunkard"
Began playing piano for cabaret performers, including Jeanne Lucas
With Lucas, formed an act; opened for Joan Rivers at Downstairs at the Upstairs
Served as music director for the locally produced TV show "Callback!"
Made recording debut as vocalist for the group Featherbed, produced by Tony Orlando
Played piano for Bette Midler at the Continental Baths in NYC
Served as co-producer and arranger on Midler's first two albums
Signed by Bell Records (later Arista) to make solo debut
Toured with Midler as her musical director; opened second half of her show by singing three numbers
Headlined solo tour following release of "Mandy", his first hit single
Starred in first network TV variety program "The Barry Manilow Special" (ABC)
Healined "The Second Barry Manilow Special" (ABC)
Recorded "Ready to Take a Chance Again" from the film "Foul Play"
Starred in "The Third Barry Manilow Special" (ABC)
Fourth ABC variety program, "One Voice"
Made cable debut with Showtime program "The Barry Manilow Special"
His "In the Round" world tour set box-office records in the United Kingdom and elsewhere
Toured Japan and Australia in "Around the World in 80 Dates"
Released jazz vocal album "2:00 AM at the Paradise Cafe"
First recording on RCA, "Manilow"
Made TV acting debut in "Copacabana" (CBS), based on his hit song
Returned to Arista Records; released "Swing Street"
Headlined the CBS special "Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street"
Starred on Broadway in "Barry Manilow at the Gershwin"
Co-wrote the songs for the animated "Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina"
Wrote the score for the stage production "Copacabana - The Musical"
Collaborated on the song score for the animated film "The Pebble and the Penguin"
Premiered "Harmony", a musical about the Comedian Harmonists at the La Jolla Playhouse
Left Arista Records for Concord Records, a jazz-oriented label in California
Portrayed himself in the comedy "Unconditional Love," in which Manilow's hit "Can't Smile Without You" plays a key role in the plot
Released both a live album, <i>2 Nights Live!</i> and a soundtrack album of his musicals <i>Scores</i>
Appeared as a guest judge for the fox reality show "American Idol"
Signed a deal to perform his "Music and Passion" show at the Las Vegas Hilton through 2008
Earned a Grammy nomination for his album <i>In The Swing Of Christmas</i>