Marc Shaiman

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About Marc Shaiman

A Grammy-, Emmy-, and Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist, Marc Shaiman has shown a knack for alternately warm and sentimental, tense and rousing, and jazzy and playful orchestral film scores and songs, all with an emotive stamp that is right at home on the Great White Way. Early box-office hits like When Harry Met Sally (1989) and Misery (1990) paved the way for decades of crowd-pleasing and award-winning projects spanning his first Oscar-nominated score, The First Wives Club (1997); South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999); the Tony-winning musical Hairspray (2002) and its 2007 film counterpart; TV's Smash (2012); and 2019's Mary Poppins Returns, which earned Shaiman Oscar nominations for score and song ("The Place Where Lost Things Go"). Featuring effervescent, big band-centric music by Shaiman and frequent writing partner Scott Wittman, the 2022 stage musical Some Like It Hot resulted in the composer's third Tony Award nomination.

Newark, NJ, United States
October 22, 1959
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