Jerry Herman

Jerry Herman

Composer


Biography


Jerry Herman is an American composer and lyricist, known for his work in Broadway musical theater. He composed the scores for the hit Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles. He has been nominated for the Tony Award five times, and won twice, for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles. In 2009, Herman received the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. He is a recipient of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors.

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Shows by Jerry Herman

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Ben Franklin in Paris tells the story of one man's quest to make American a free country. With cunning and grace, Ben manages to gain support from both the French and the Spanish in his fight against the British.... read more

Georges is the owner of the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub, which features a drag show starring his partner and the love of his life, Albin. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and his partner Albin face the hardest... read more

Song and dance, comedy and heartbreak, a little historical documentary thrown in for good measure… A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine is the perfect double feature, encompassing real pathos and perfectly ridiculous en... read more

Dear World is the story of three "Madwomen" who deviously scheme to stop businessmen who plan to drill for oil in the neighborhood of Chaillot in Paris.... read more

Set in 1940, the story concerns an unlikely pair forced together due to approaching Nazis. S.L. Jacobowsky, a Polish Jewish intellectual, has purchased a car. Meanwhile, Stjerbinsky, an aristocratic, anti-Semitic Polish Col... read more

Jerry Herman’s energetic Hello, Dolly is a musical filled with charisma and with heart. Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler --but everything changes when she decides that the next m... read more

A musical review of songs from classic Jerry Herman musicals.... read more

Mack and Mabel deals with the complex relationship between Max Sennet, a temperamental, workaholic film director and Mabel Normand, a waitress who became one of his biggest stars. In a series of flashbacks, Sennett recalls t... read more

Orphaned at ten, Patrick Dennis’ life has undergone drastic change when he travels from Des Moines, Iowa, all the way to New York City to live with his Auntie Mame. His nanny, anxious Agnes Gooch, leads him to expect a dear g... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
7/10/1931
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Parody, Farce, Jukebox/Revue, Fairy Tale/Fantasy, Romance, Dark Comedy

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