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Mitch Leigh (born January 30, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Jewish-American writer of musical theatre and theatrical producer best known for the show Man Of La Mancha. Jump to: navigation, search January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land... A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent or religion who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A theatrical producer is a type of producer who oversees the staging of theatre productions. ... Man of La Mancha is a 1965 Broadway musical which tells the story of the classic novel Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Miguel Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. ...


Born Irwin Michnik and educated at Yale under Paul Hindemith, he began as a jazz musician and writing commercials for radio and television. In 1965 he teamed up with lyricist Joe Darion to write a musical based on Don Quixote. The resulting show, Man Of La Mancha opened on Broadway and ran for 2328 shows. Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search Paul Hindemith (November 16, 1895 – December 28, 1963) was a German composer, violist, teacher, theorist and conductor. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999-The Bomb 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... This article is about the street in New York City. ...


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Mitch Leigh at the Internet Broadway Database


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Leigh, who is best known as the Tony Award-winning composer of “Man of La Mancha,” announced that he was endowing a chair in jazz during the School of Music’s annual Convocation on September 7.
Leigh said that it gave him pleasure not only to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Ruff, but to establish a chair in jazz at Yale, a goal he has had for many years.
Mitch and I worked on recording projects when we were both undergraduates in the early 1950s and we’ve been friends ever since.” Dwike Mitchell, Ruff’s musical partner of over 50 years, also surprised his colleague with a musical tribute on this special occasion.
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