Skilled musician Jerry Herman charmed countless movie-going audiences with his contributions to a long list of films. Herman worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "A Salute to Broadway: The Shows" (PBS, 1987-88), "Baryshnikov on Broadway" (PBS, 1986-87), "Evening at Pops (08/01/87)" (PBS, 1986-87), "Hello, Dolly!" (1969) starring Barbra Streisand, "Mame" (1974) and "The 40th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS, 1985-86). In the eighties and the nineties, Herman devoted his time to various credits, such as "Resurrected" with David Thewlis (1989), "Michael Feinstein & Friends" (PBS, 1991-92), "Bleeding Hearts" (1996) starring Mark Evan Jacobs and "Kiss Me Guido" with Nick Scotti (1997). Herman was nominated for an Outstanding Music and Lyrics Primetime Emmy Award for "Mrs. Santa Claus" in 1997. In the nineties and the early 2000s, Herman lent his talents to projects like "Dick" (1999), "Mystery Men" with Hank Azaria (1999), "Scary Movie 2" (2001), "Connie and Carla" (2004) starring Nia Vardalos and "Jackass: Number Two" (2006). Most recently, Herman acted in the Carol Channing documentary "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life" (2012).
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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," as well as directed and composed the music
Directed the Off-Broadway revue "Parade"
Made his Broadway debut with the revue "From A to Z," which 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, which 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"