Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman

Composer, Lyricist


Marc Shaiman is an American composer and lyricist. A Tony-winning composer for the Broadway production of Hairspray in 2003, Shaiman also won Drama Desk Awards in 2003 for Hairspray as composer and co-lyricist with writing partner Scott Wittman and was nominated in 2011 as composer and co-lyricist of Catch Me If You Can. Shaiman also has a long career in film scoring beginning in 1987 with the film Broadcast News, and he has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards for scores for Sleepless in Seattle, The American President, and more. In the television arena, Shaiman is known for writing songs for the 2012 musical drama Smash and multiple awards and variety shows, and he is a longtime collaborator and musical director to Bette Midler. To read more about Marc Shaiman, see

Shows by Marc Shaiman


Based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history, Frank Abagnale Jr., Catch Me If You Can is a rousing musical set in the 1960’s. We begin as Frank is captured by Agent Carl Hanratty, afte... read more

Roald Dahl’s celebrated tale of Charlie Bucket and the eccentric confectioner, Willy Wonka, was reworked for the stage in 2013 with a new book and score from David Greig, Marc Shaiman, and Scott Wittman. When young Charlie wi... read more

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach h... read more


Show Categories
Comedy, Historical/Biographical, Fairy Tale/Fantasy