Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner

Librettist, Lyricist


Biography


Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre for both the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors.

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Shows by Alan Jay Lerner

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When New Yorkers Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas get lost on a vacation in the Scottish Highlands, they stumble into Brigadoon. Brigadoon is a mythical village that, they learn, appears for a single day once every hundred ye... read more

Lerner and Loewe’s majestic Camelot brings the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with an extraordinary score and a story that poignantly dramatizes the human conflict at the heart of this class... read more

Taking place in the small Italian village of San Forino, about eighteen years after the end of World War II, the show concerns Carmelina and her 17-year-old daughter, Gia. Carmelina has told her daughter that her father is a... read more

Taking place on New Year's Eve at the Barclay Palace Hotel in the Austrian Alps, the show concerns a crooner, Harry Aikens, and his longing for a woman from his past, Cynthia Brookfield-Bailey. Coincidentally, Cynthia is sta... read more

Gigi, a colorful and sophisticated tale with a sentimental heart, takes place in the ornate, elegant Paris of the 1900s -- when gentlemen of leisure strolled the verdant boulevards, and working girls in the oldest profession... read more

Daisy Gamble has some unusual powers like hearing phones before they ring and making flowers grow just by talking to them. However, she thinks she's just a normal person. In fact, her primary concern is trying to quit smoking... read more

After years of searching for gold out West, Ben Rumson and his young daughter, Jennifer, strike it rich. At the burial service of another miner, Jennifer discovers a gold nugget and Rumson Town is born. The strike encourages... read more

Overview

Born
8/31/1918
Died
6/14/1986
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Comedy, Romance, Fairy Tale/Fantasy, Drama

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