Began collaborating with Dean Fuller
With Fuller, wrote several songs for the Broadway revue "New Faces of 1956"
Contributed three songs and a sketch to the Ziegfeld Follies starring Beatrice Little
Was lyricist and book writer for "Once Upon a Mattress" along with Dean Fuller and Jay Thompson
Wrote lyrics to "Here I Come to Save the Day", the theme song for the Mighty Mouse cartoon
Wrote five songs for the off-Broadway revue "The Mad Show" along with Mary Rodgers, the composer of "Once Upon A Mattress"
Was lyricist for the less successful Broadway production "Pousse-Cafe" featuring music by Duke Ellington
Worked with composers such as Hoagy Carmichael, Burton Lane, Vernon Duke and Michael Feinstein
Started singing his own songs in small clubs in Los Angeles and New York
Moved to Los Angeles and opened an art gallery
Returned to songwriting after the cabaret acts of Michael Feinstein and Andrea Marcovicci revived his songs
Wrote along with David Colin Ross "Beyond Compare", a song for Henry Jaglom's film "Venice/Venice"; also appeared in the film with Ross
"Once Upon A Mattress" was revived on Broadway starring Sarah Jessica Parker
Teamed up with Michael Feinstein, writing the theme song for the television production of Ivana Trump's novel "For Love Alone" (CBS)
His lesser known musical "Happy Lot" was performed by Betty Garrett and Michael Feinstein at Theatre West in Hollywood