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Born: March 18, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: Music ...
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Served as choral director and conductor at the Warwick Musical Theatre in Rhode Island
1956:
Was a pianist for the NY stage productions of "The Amazing Adele" and "An Evening With Beatrice Lillie"
1957:
Served as conductor on the musical, "Conversation Piece"
1959:
Arranged dance music for the Broadway musical, "Gypsy"
1962:
Composed score for the Broadway musical, "A Family Affair"; book and lyrics by William and James Goldman
1962:
Met and began collaborating with lyricist Fred Ebb
1965:
First stage musical with Ebb, "Flora, the Red Menace"; also first collaboration with Liza Minnelli
1966:
Won first Tony for scoring the musical, "Cabaret"; again collaborated with lyricist Fred Ebb
1968:
Collaborated with Ebb for the musical, "The Happy End"
1969:
Scored first motion picture, the Harold Prince directed, "Something for Everyone"
1972:
Collaborated with Ebb to write new songs for Bob Fosse's feature adaptation of "Cabaret," starring Liza Minnelli
1972:
Created special material for the Bob Fosse TV special, "Liza with a Z" (NBC)
1975:
Composed the songs (with lyrics by Ebb) for the film, "Lucky Lady," starring Minnelli
1975:
Wrote the score (with Ebb) for the hit Broadway musical "Chicago," directed by Fosse
1975:
Earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for "How Lucky Can You Get?" from "Funny Lady"; shared nomination with Ebb
1977:
Co-wrote with Ebb, the song "New York, New York" for Martin Scorsese's film musical starring Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro
1978:
Wrote the score for "The Act," starring Minnelli and directed by Scorsese
1979:
Created the musical score for Robert Benton's Oscar-winning film, "Kramer vs. Kramer"
1981:
Won second Tony for creating the score for the stage adaptation of "Woman of the Year"
1982:
Scored Robert Benton's "Still of the Night"
1984:
Composed the score for the musical, "The Rink," starring Minnelli and Chita Rivera
1984:
With Ebb, wrote the theme music for the CBS sitcom, "Mama Malone"
1985:
Scored the groundbreaking TV-movie, "An Early Frost" (NBC); first collaboration with director John Erman
1988:
Wrote special material for the ABC special, "Liza Minnelli in Sam Found Out: A Triple Play"
1988:
Wrote special musical material for "The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation"
1991:
Contributed special material to "Liza Minnelli: Stepping Out at Radio City"; later aired on PBS under the title "Liza Minnelli Live! From Radio City Music Hall"
1991:
A collection his songs with Ebb was showcased in the off-Broadway musical revue, "And the World Goes 'Round"
1992:
Scored a revised version of "Kiss of the Spider Woman," starring Rivera; earned third Tony Award for Best Score (shared with Ebb)
1994:
Scored the John Erman directed TV-movie, "Breathing Lessons" (CBS)
1996:
Wrote score for TV-movie "The Boys Next Door", directed by John Erman
1996:
Scored a revised version of "Chicago" on Broadway
1997:
With Ebb, wrote the music for Broadway's "Steel Pier"
2003:
Received a Grammy nomination for his work on the feature adaptation of "Chicago"
2006:
With Ebb composed the score for the Broadway musical, "Curtains"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Original Score
2011:
Final collaboration with Ebb, composing the music for "The Scottsboro Boys"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Original Score

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