Larry Grossman is a composer and writing partner for the lyricst Hal Hackady, for a few broadway and off-broadway shows including Snoopy!!, Goodtime Charley, and Minnie’s Boys. The first thing Grossman collaborated with Hal Hackady on was the song “Play It Again, Sam” for the romantic comedy play of the same name from 1969. Snoopy!! was nominated for the Olivier Award for Musical of the Year in 1983. Grossman also collaborated with director Harold Prince on A Doll’s Life, which was nominated for the 1983 Tony award Best Original Score and 1983 Drama Desk award Outstanding Music, and Grind, which was nominated for the 1985 Tony award Best Original Score and won the 1985 Drama Desk award for Outstanding Music. Grossman has composed the music for 10 musicals and 2 plays, the notable productions not aforementioned are Paper Moons, A Christmas Memory, The End of the World and Play Memory.
Additionally, since the 1960s Grossman has been composing music for television and film, also writing music for more than 100 specials including four Oscar telecasts, the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards telecasts. Grossman has received 6 Emmys, 17 nominations, and a Peabody award for his work on The Muppet Show. Among his credits in the movie industry are Disney’s Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World, The Princess Diaries 2, The Great Mouse Detective, the remake of Suspicion, and Mickey Blue Eyes. Grossman also worked as a music consultant for A Muppet Family Christmas and The Muppets Go to the Movies. Songs written by Grossman have also been recorded by artists such as David Bowie, Tony Bennett, and Michael Jackson.
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