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Encyclopedia > David Zippel

David Zippel is an American Tony Award-winning Musical theatre lyricist. Credits include: What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater. ... Musical theatre (sometimes, although less often than not, spelled theater rather than theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ...


Going Hollywood (1981): unproduced adaptation of Once in a Lifetime by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Book by Zippel and Joe Leonardo, music by Jonathan Sheffer.
City of Angels (1989): original musical with book by Larry Gelbart and music by Cy Coleman. Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Actor (James Naughton Best Featured Actress (Randy Graff), and Best Set Design (Robin Wagner).
The Goodbye Girl (1993): musical with book by Neil Simon (based on his 1977 screenplay and music by Marvin Hamlisch.
Princesses (2003): loosely inspired by A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Zippel also conceived and directed. Book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, music by Matthew Wilder.
The Woman in White (2004): adaptation of the novel by Wilkie Collins. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, book by Charlotte Jones. George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 - June 2, 1961) was a playwright, director, producer, humorist, and drama critic noted for his many collaborations with other writers and his contributions to 20th century American comedy. ... Moss Hart (October 24, 1904 - December 20, 1961) was a Jewish-American playwright and director of plays and musical theater. ... The City of Angels Broadway Playbill, courtesy of broadwayman. ... Larry Gelbart (b. ... Cy Coleman (1929 - 2004) was an American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater. ... James Naughton (b. ... Robin Wagner - former coach of U.S. figure skaters Sarah Hughes and Sasha Cohen. ... Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is an American playwright and screenwriter. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 film which tells the story of an actor who sublets an apartment which already contains a widow and her daughter. ... Marvin Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century. ... A Little Princess is a childrens novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, better known for Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden. ... Frances Hodgson Burnett Frances Hodgson Burnett, (November 24, 1849 - October 29, 1924) was an English playwright and author. ... Matthew Wilder (born Matthew Weiner on January 24, 1953 in New York City) is an American musician best known for his 1983 hit Break My Stride. Wilder was one-half of the Greenwich Village folk group Matthew & Peter in the 1970s. ... The Woman in White is a novel written by Wilkie Collins and published in 1860. ... Wilkie Collins William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and writer of short stories. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. ...


Zippel also wrote the lyrics to the Disney films Hercules (music by Alan Menken; the song "Go the Distance" received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song) and Mulan (music by Matthew Wilder). Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Hercules is the thirty-fifth film in the Disney animated feature canon. ... Alan Menken Alanis Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and film music composer. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Academy Award for Best Song // 1930s 1934 - The Continental from The Gay Divorcee 1935 Lullaby of Broadway from Gold Diggers of 1935 1936 The Way You Look Tonight from Swing Time 1937 Sweet Leilani from Waikiki Wedding 1938 - Thanks for the Memory from The Big Broadcast of 1938 1939 Over... Mulan is the 36th feature in the Disney animated features canon, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and first released on June 5, 1998 by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ... Matthew Wilder (born Matthew Weiner on January 24, 1953 in New York City) is an American musician best known for his 1983 hit Break My Stride. Wilder was one-half of the Greenwich Village folk group Matthew & Peter in the 1970s. ...


Current unproduced projects include Buzz! (with Menken and Gelbart), The Private Lives of Napoleon and Josephine (with Coleman and Gelbart) and Pamela's First Musical (with Coleman and Wendy Wasserstein, based on Wasserstein's children's book). Wendy Wasserstein (October 18, 1950 – January 30, 2006) was an award-winning American playwright and an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. ...


Attended Harvard Law School. According to his official biography, "he is delighted not to practice law."


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The Woman in White: Creative team: David Zippel (238 words)
David Zippel’s lyrics have won him the Tony award, the Olivier award, the Evening Standard award, two Oscar nominations, two Grammy award nominations, and three Golden Globe award nominations.
Her acclaimed revue showcasing David Zippel’s lyrics entitled It’s Better With A Band, played Off-Broadway and at the Donmar Warehouse.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, David Zippel is delighted not to practice law.
David Zippel at Hollywood.com (1056 words)
Zippel wrote the snappy, witty lyrics to composer Cy Coleman's pastiche score, which included musical numbers wherein the movie characters interacted with the "real" ones.
Zippel received his first feature film credit providing the lyrics to Lex de Azevedo's music for the animated "The Swan Princess" (1994), based on "Swan Lake".
Zippel then teamed with composer Matthew Wilder on "Mulan" (1998), about a Chinese girl who disguises herself as a boy and joins the army, and made it three in a row for Disney with "Tarzan" (1999), collaborating with Phil Collins on the song score.
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