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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Shaiman.
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