Jerry Herman

Jerry Herman

The only composer/lyricist in history to have three Broadway musicals run more than 1500 performances: Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles. Jerry first burst upon the Broadway scene with Milk and Honey in 1961. then came Hello, Dolly! (1964), Mame (1966), Dear World (1969), Mack and Mabel (1974), The Grand Tour (1979), and La Cage aux Folles (1983). He contributed songs to A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine (1980) and a revue of his life's work, Jerry's Girls, played on Broadway and in every major American city. In 1996, he wrote the music and lyrics for the CBS television special Mrs. Santa Claus and is currently anticipating the opening of his newest musical, this one written for Las Vegas, called Miss Spectacular. Mr. Herman is the recipient of numerous awards including Tony Awards, Grammy Awards, Drama Desk, Variety and Theatre Hall of Fame Award, and he has been elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is most proud of having written songs that can have lives of their own outside of their shows.

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