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The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. The score is comprised of music and lyrics. To be eligible, a score must be written specifically for the theatre and must be original; compilations of non-theatrical music or compilations of earlier theatrical music are not eligible tfor consideration. What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater. ... Jump to: navigation, search A composer is a person who writes music. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ...


List of Winners and Nominees

  • 1989 Not awarded
  • 2003 Hairspray by Marc Shaiman (music & lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics)
    • Amour by Michel Legrand (music), Didier van Cauwelaert (original French lyrics), Jeremy Sams (English lyrics)
    • Urban Cowboy by various composers
    • A Year with Frog and Toad by Robert Reale (music) and Willie Reale (lyrics)

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Marie Christine is a musical play written by Michael John LaChiusa. ... Jump to: navigation, search Original Text The Wild Party, a classic epic poem, is Joseph Moncure Marchs first published work. ... Jump to: navigation, search The 1968 film, The Producers was adapted as a Broadway musical by Mel Brooks in 2001. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926) is a Jewish-American actor, writer director, and theatrical producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and parodies. ... Edward Kleban (circa 1939-1987) was an American musical theatre composer and lyricist, best known for writing the lyrics to A Chorus Line, which featured music by Marvin Hamlisch. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Full Monty is a 1997 comedy film, a story of six unemployed British steel workers who decide to form a male striptease act. ... Jump to: navigation, search It has been suggested that Mesrour be merged into this article or section. ... John Caird (1820 - 1898), theologian, born at Greenock and educated at Glasgow, entered the Church of Scotland, of which he became one of the most eloquent preachers. ... Jump to: navigation, search Urinetown is a musical, the title sometimes given as Urinetown the Musical. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sweet Smell of Success is a 1957 film which tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist who uses his connections to ruin his sisters relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. ... Jump to: navigation, search Marvin Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century. ... Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical comedy. ... Jeanine Tesori (formerly known as Jeanine Levenson) is a composer of musicals. ... Harry Connick Jr. ... This article is about Hairspray, the musical that started performances on Broadway in 2002. ... Marc Shaiman (born 1959) is a composer and lyricist for films and theatre. ... Amour (French: Love) is a song by the German band Rammstein from their album Reise, Reise. ... Michel Legrand (born February 24, 1932) is a French composer, arranger, conductor and pianist. ... Urban Cowboy Urban Cowboy is a 1980 movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger about the love-hate relationship between Travoltas character Bud and Wingers character Sissy. ... Jump to: navigation, search Avenue Q is a Broadway musical. ... Marx (left) and Lopez (right) Robert Lopez (born February 23, 1975) is a composer and lyricist of musicals. ... Marx (left) and Lopez (right) Jeff Marx (born September 10, 1970) is a composer and lyricist of musicals. ... Jeanine Tesori (formerly known as Jeanine Levenson) is a composer of musicals. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tony Kushner (born July 16, 1956) is an award-winning American playwright most famous for his play Angels in America. ... A taboo is a strong social prohibition (or ban) relating to any area of human activity or social custom declared as sacred and forbidden; breaking of the taboo is usually considered objectionable or abhorrent by society. ... Jump to: navigation, search Boy George George Alan ODowd (born June 14, 1961), better known as Boy George, is a British singer, musician, and disc jockey who gained a large degree of fame with his group Culture Club in the 1980s. ... ... Stephen Schwartz Stephen Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... The Light in the Piazza is a musical drama by Adam Guettel (music and lyrics) and Craig Lucas (book). ... Adam Guettel, son of Mary Rodgers and grandson of Richard Rodgers, is a Jewish-American musical theater composer. ... Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine as the con artists of the title. ... Jump to: navigation, search Monty Pythons Spamalot is a comedic musical based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). ... John Du Prez is a musician who has often worked with Eric Idle for the music for Monty Python. ... Eric Idle (Born March 29, 1943) is a comedian, actor and film director, as well as an author and accomplished guitarist/songwriter. ... is a piece of shit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy with music by William Finn. ... William Finn (* 28 February 1952), Tony-winning American composer, especially of musicals. ...

Other Information

In 1971 separate awards were given for music and lyrics. Stephen Sondheim won both awards for his score to Follies. The score award has never been split in any other year. Jump to: navigation, search Stephen Sondheim Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. ...


Multiple Winners

7 wins: Stephen Sondheim
4 wins: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
3 wins: Richard Rodgers, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman, Andrew Lloyd Webber
2 wins: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Oscar Hammerstein, Jerry Herman, Maury Yeston, Tim Rice Jump to: navigation, search Stephen Sondheim Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Comden and Green was the writing duo of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. ... Adolph Green (December 2, 1914 - October 23, 2002) was an American lyricist and playwright, who penned most of his songs, plays, and movies with Betty Comden. ... Jump to: navigation, search An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He wrote more than 900 published songs, and forty... John Kander (born March 18, 1927) is the composer of a series of musical theatre successes as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb. ... Fred Ebb (April 8, 1933 - September 11, 2004) was a musical theatre lyricist. ... Cy Coleman (1929 - 2004) was an American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Jump to: navigation, search Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. ... Richard Adler was born on 23rd August 1923 in New York, NY, USA. He is a lyricist, composer and producer of several Broadway shows. ... Jerry Ross may refer to: Musician Jerry Ross Astronaut Jerry L. Ross This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Frederic Loewe, an Austrian-American composer (June 10, 1901 - February 14, 1988) worked with lyricist Alan J. Lerner in musical theater. ... Jump to: navigation, search Alan Jay Lerner was a Jewish-American Broadway lyricist and librettist. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jerry Bock (born 1928) is a Jewish-American musical theatre composer best known for his collaboration with lyricist Sheldon Harnick on shows such as Fiddler on the Roof. ... Sheldon Harnick (born 1924) is an American lyricist best known for his collaboration with composer Jerry Bock on hit musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof. ... There were two notable Oscar Hammersteins: Oscar Hammerstein I, cigar manufacturer, opera impresario, and theatre builder Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway lyricist, songwriting partner of Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jerry Herman (born Gerald Herman on July 10, 1933 in New York City) is an American composer/lyricist of the Broadway musical theater. ... Maury Yeston is a Jewish-American composer and lyricist educated at Yale and Clare College, Cambridge. ... Sir Tim Rice (born November 10, 1944, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, and educated at St Albans School and Lancing College) is a lyricist for musical theater, a radio presenter, television gameshow panelist and an author. ...


 
 

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