First collaboration with Richard Maltby Jr, stage musical based on "Cyrano de Bergerac"; written while both were undergraduates at Yale
Wrote first score for a stage musical "The Sap of Life"; book and lyrics by Maltby
Moved to L.A.; began working in TV writing the scores for shows like "The Virginian" and "It Takes a Thief"
Wrote score for first TV-movie, "McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.?"
Scored first film, "One More Train to Rob"
Adapted score of "Saturday Night Fever"; won Grammy Award
Reteamed with Maltby for Off-Broadway revue "Starting Here, Starting Now"
Earned two Oscar nominations for Best Song; won for "It Goes Like It Goes" from "Norma Rae"
First Broadway collaboration with Maltby, "Baby"
Second Off-Broadway revue of Maltby-Shire songs, "Closer Than Ever"
Wrote score for the Broadway adaptation of the film "Big"
Composed the score for the TV remake of "Rear Window"; received Emmy nomination
With Maltby, penned original songs featured in the ABC TV-movie "These Old Broads"
Reteamed with Maltby for the score of the stage musical "Take Flight"; performed at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center