Richard Adler was born on 23rd August 1923 in New York, NY, USA. He is a lyricist, composer and producer of several Broadway shows. Adler had a musical upbringing, his father being a concert pianist, and after serving in the navy he began his career as a lyricist, teaming up with Jerry Ross in 1950. They had three great successes, sadly, Ross died in 1953. Adler continued alone and his most recent work was with Fosse, about the work of Bob Fosse, in 2001. He has two sons Andrew and Christopher Adler.
1956 Tony AwardŽ Best Musical - Damn Yankees [winner]
1955 Tony AwardŽ Best Musical - The Pajama Game [winner]
Works of Richard Adler
Fosse- Musical, Revue, Dance featuring songs with lyrics by Richard Adler Jan 14, 1999 - Aug 25, 2001
Damn Yankees- Musical comedy with music by Richard Adler and lyrics by Richard Adler Mar 3, 1994 - Aug 6, 1995
Music Is- Musical comedy produced by Richard Adler with music by Richard Adler Dec 20, 1976 - Dec 26, 1976
Rex- Musical produced by Richard Adler Apr 25, 1976 - Jun 5, 1976
The Pajama Game- Musical Comedy produced by Richard Adler with music and lyrics by Richard Adler Dec 9, 1973 - Feb 3, 1974
Kwamina- Musical with music by Richard Adler and lyrics by Richard Adler Oct 23, 1961 - Nov 18, 1961
The Sin of Pat Muldoon- Play produced by Richard Adler Mar 13, 1957 - Mar 16, 1957
Damn Yankees- Musical, Comedy with music by Richard Adler and lyrics by Richard Adler May 5, 1955 - Oct 12, 1957
The Pajama Game- Musical, Comedy with music by Richard Adler and lyrics by Richard Adler May 13, 1954 - Nov 24, 1956
John Murray Anderson's Almanac- Musical with music by Richard Adler and lyrics by Richard Adler Dec 10, 1953 - Jun 26, 1954
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