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Ahrens, Lynn

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 18 words.

Dietz, Howard

Gerald Bordman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 268 words.

(b New York, NY, Sept 8, 1896; d New York, NY, July 30, 1983). American lyricist and librettist. He studied at Columbia University, where he was a contemporary of Lorenz Hart and Oscar...

Donnelly, Dorothy

Ellen Marie Peck.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 288 words.

(b New York, NY, Jan 28, 1880; d New York, Jan 4, 1928). American lyricist, librettist, and actress. Born into a theatrical family, she spent her entire life in the theater. A...

Ebb, Fred

James Leve.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 357 words.

(b New York, NY, c8 April 1928–33; d New York, NY, Sept 11, 2004). American lyricist. He received a BA from New York University and a master’s degree in English literature from...

Fierstein, Harvey

Ronald J. Zank.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 294 words.

(b Brooklyn, NY, June 6, 1954). American performer, playwright and librettist. Fierstein grew up in New York and worked as an actor; he also pursued his interest in painting and...

Gelbart, Larry

Judith A. Sebesta.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 185 words.

(Simon )

(b Chicago, IL, Feb 25, 1928; d Beverly Hills, CA, Sept 11, 2009). American librettist. He began his prolific and diverse career at 16 writing for radio. After moving...

Green, Adolph

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 60 words.

(b New York, NY, Dec 2, 1914; d New York, NY, Oct 24, 2002). American lyricist, librettist, and actor. He sustained a lifelong writing partnership with Betty Comden. Among their joint...

Guettel, Adam

Scott Warfield.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 410 words.

(b New York, NY, Dec 16, 1964). American composer, lyricist, and orchestrator. The son and grandson, respectively, of Broadway composers mary Rodgers and richard Rodgers , Guettel...

Harbach [Hauerbach], Otto

Gerald Bordman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 861 words.

(Abels )

(b Salt Lake City, UT, Aug 18, 1873; d New York, NY, Jan 24, 1963). American librettist and lyricist. He was educated at Knox College, then taught English for six...

Harnick, Sheldon

Jessica Hillman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 297 words.

(b Chicago, IL, April 30, 1924). American lyricist. After serving in the Army, he attended Northwestern University, where he studied violin and received a Bachelor of Music degree. His...

Hart, Moss

Gerald Bordman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 284 words.

(b New York, NY, Oct 24, 1904; d Palm Springs, CA, Dec 20, 1961). American librettist and director. As a young man he worked as an office boy for theatrical producer Augustus Pitou and...

Holman, Libby

Jonas Westover.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 277 words.

[Elizabeth Holzman ]

(b Cincinnati, OH, May 23, 1904; d Stamford, CT, June 18, 1971). American actress, singer, composer, and lyricist. Holman completed her college education...

Hoyt, Charles H(ale)

Gerald Bordman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music. 299 words.

(b Concord, NH, July 26, 1860; d New York, NY, Nov 20, 1900). American librettist, lyricist, and producer. He studied law and worked on a western cattle ranch before becoming a writer...

Jones, Tom (American lyricist and composer)

Jessica Sternfeld.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 327 words.

(b Littlefield, TX, Feb 17, 1928). American lyricist and composer. He has often worked with the composer harvey Schmidt , and the duo bear the distinction of writing The Fantasticks,...

Kalmar, Bert

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Music Theatre; Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 26 words.

Kaufman, George S(imon)

Gerald Bordman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 296 words.

(b Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 16, 1889; d New York, NY, June 2, 1961). American librettist and director. He first worked as a journalist, serving for a time as head of the drama desk at the N...

LaChiusa, Michael John

Peter Purin.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 287 words.

(b Chautauqua, NY, July 24, 1962). American composer and lyricist. He developed an interest in composing musical theater from a very young age. When he could not afford to attend the...