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Jerry Herman

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Jerry Herman

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Jerry Herman (born July 10, 1931) is an American composer and lyricist, known for his work in Broadway musical theater. He composed the scores for the hit Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles. He has been nominated for the Tony Award five times, and won twice, for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles. In 2009, Herman received the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. He is a recipient of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors.

Fact file

  • Born: Gerald Sheldon Herman July 10, 1931 (age 84) New York City, NY, United States
  • Monuments: Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, U. Miami
  • Residence: Florida
  • Ethnicity: Russian Jewish
  • Education: Parsons School of Design, (attended -1952) architecture University of Miami, B.A. 1953 drama
  • Home town: Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Partner(s): Martin Finkelstein (d. 1989)
  • Parent(s): Harry Herman Ruth Sachs Herman
  • Website: Official website
  • Genres: Musical theatre
  • Occupation(s): Composer, Lyricist
  • Instruments: piano
  • Years active: 1954–present

Read more about Jerry Herman at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2017-04-21 00:30:40
The audience claps at the overture and whistles at the set; and when Bette Midler makes her entrance, everyone falls into a dead swoon. “Hello, Dolly!” is back on Broadway, and it looks so fresh, you want to pinch its cheek. Jerry Herman’s 1964 musical comedy is one of the ...

'Hello, Dolly!': Theater Review
Hollywood Reporter, 2017-04-21 00:30:00
Bette Midler returns to Broadway in her first musical role in 50 years, headlining opposite David Hyde Pierce in a sumptuous revival of the classic Jerry Herman musical, 'Hello, Dolly!'read more

Michael Ball Stars in Mack & Mabel, Opening Tonight
Playbill Combined , 2015-07-21 04:00:32
A new production of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's 1974 Broadway musical Mack & Mabel, starring Michael Ball and Rebeccca LaChance in the title roles, opens officially at Chichester Festival Theatre July 21, following previews that began July 13, for a run through Sept. 5, to be followed by a ...

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