Richard Adler

Richard Adler

Composer, Lyricist Born: New York, NY. Education: The University of North Carolina, BA. 

Military Service: USNR, LTJG, World War II

Wrote: Stop The Music, TV - 1952 Stage

Scores: John Murray Anderson's Almanac, The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, Kwamina, A Mother's Kisses, Off-Key 

TV Musicals: Little Woman, Gift Of The Magi, Olympus 7-000

Symphonic Works: Memory of A Childhood-Premiered October 1978; The Detroit Symphony Retrospectrum--Premiered July 1979; Carnegie Hall, The Soviet Chamber Orchestra; Pulitzer Nominee Yellowstone--Premiered May 1980; Metropolitan Brass Quartet Yellowstone Overture--Premiered November 1980; American Philharmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Pulitzer Nominee Wilderness Suite--Premiered February 1983; The Utah Symphony, Salt Lake City; recorded on RCA Red Seal, Pulitzer Nominee The Lady Remembers--Premiered October 28, 1985; Kennedy Center, Detroit Symphony, Gunther Herbig, Conducting. Commissioned by The Statue Of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, celebrating the Statue's Centennial; Pulitzer Nominee. Recorded on RCA Red Seal Overture For The U.S. Olympic Festival-Premiered September 1987 March-March to celebrate Harvard's Neiman Foundation 50th Anniversary; Harvard Premiere 1989 Commemorative Suite--To Celebrate the Bicentennial of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the oldest State University in the U.S. World Premiere, October 11, 1993. Recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. Ballets: Notes On My Life, commissioned and performed by Ft.Worth/Arlington (TX) Ballet. The House of Bernarda Alba, commissioned and performed by Miami City Ballet. 8 BY ADLER--Commissioned and performed by Chicago City Ballet, November 1984, Chicago. TV Performance awarded an Emmy. Performed frequently by the Fort Worth Ballet. CHICAGO-Commissioned by the City of Chicago to celebrate its sesquicentennial, Chicago, September 1987

Most Popular Songs: "Rags To Riches" "Hey There" "Hernando's Hideaway" "Steam Heat" "Whatever Lola Wants" "You Gotta Have Heart" "Everybody Loves A Lover" "Another Time, Another Place"

Musical Commercials: Newport Filter Cigarettes (Best Commercial of the Year, National Advertising Association) Kent; Imperial size Cigarettes; Hertz; American Gas Association; CITGO; Bon Ami; Willys Overland; Lucky Lager Beer; Colgate; Eastman Kodak; Levolor Stage

Entertainments For: White House Correspondents Dinner, Washington; President Kennedy and Prime Minister MacMillan. President John F. Kennedy's Birthday Salute, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1962. Inaugural Anniversary Salute to President John Kennedy; National Guard Armory, Washington, 1963. Inaugural Gala for President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965. White House Consultant for the Arts to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, 1962-1967.

Awards: 2 Tony Awards, 1 Tony Nomination, 4 Pulitzer Nominations, 2 Donaldson Awards, 2 Variety Critics Awards, London Evening Standard Award, Colgate Distinguished Service Award, Songwriter's Hall of Fame, National Park Service Honorary Ranger Award, Emmy Southampton Cultural Center Achievement Award for Theater, 1993 University of North Carolina Lifetime Achievement Award, ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award, Honorary Doctorate in Music and Theater, Wagner College.

Boards: ANTA Board of Trustees National Hypertension Association Board of Directors Songwriters Guild of America, Executive Committee, 1st Vice President National Parks and Conservation Association Counsel of Advisors Southampton College Council of Overseers Kennedy Center (ex officio).

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