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  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 10 Nov 2010
  • Address:
    6896 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 680th
    Monthly Average: 636th
  • Notes: Selected for 2010, 2,422nd Star

Alan Menken

Next star: George Gobel
Previous star: Buddy Hackett

Biography

Alan Menken with a Grammy Award

Source: Freebase

Alan Irwin Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American musical theatre and film composer and pianist. Menken is best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas have each won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for Little Shop of Horrors, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Newsies, Home on the Range, Enchanted, Tangled, The Shaggy Dog, and Mirror Mirror.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Alan Irwin Menken
  • Born: July 22, 1949 (age 66) New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
  • Genres: Pop, musical theatre, operatic pop, film score
  • Occupation(s): Composer, songwriter, pianist, record producer
  • Instruments: Piano, accordion, guitar, violin
  • Years active: 1980–present
  • Labels: Disneyland, Walt Disney Records, Warner Bros.
  • Associated acts: Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, Stephen Schwartz, Elton John, Tim Rice, David Zippel, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Website: Alan Menken Official website

Read more about Alan Menken at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

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Variety, 2020-02-29 23:00:24
Composer, songwriter and Oscar winner Alan Menken will be honored with the Max Steiner Award, presented by Hollywood In Vienna on Oct. 3. Over an illustrious career that spans over 40 years, he is the musical mastermind behind such beloved classics as “Under the Sea,” “Be Our Guest,” “Seize the ...

'Little Shop of Horrors' Off-Broadway Revival to Star Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard & Christian Borle
Billboard, 2019-07-22 19:17:11
Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors is making its Off-Broadway return this fall at New York's Westside Theatre...

'Aladdin' Composer Alan Menken on Updating Music and Adding Power Ballad 'Speechless'
Billboard, 2019-05-29 01:54:03
As audiences returned to Agrabah in Disney’s live-action remake of its 1992 animated classic Aladdin — which ...

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