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Marvin Hamlisch (Stephanie Strasburg)

Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch (June 2, 1944–August 6, 2012) lived a life in music notable for its great versatility as well as substance. As composer, Hamlisch won virtually every major award that exists: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, three Golden Globe awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. For Broadway he composed his groundbreaking show, A Chorus Line, which received the Pulitzer Prize, and other shows as well, including They're Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl, and Sweet Smell of Success. He was the composer of many motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin's music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. His prolific output of scores for films include original compositions and/or musical adaptations for Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men And A Baby, Ice Castles, Take The Money And Run, Bananas, Save The Tiger, and The Informant!, starring Matt Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Video and Audio

Broadway Up Close and Personal: Marvin Hamlisch

Join ASCAP's Michael Kerker for an intimate interview with Hamlisch, along with musical director Alex Rybeck and performances by Liz Callaway, Kevin Earley, and Karen Ziemba performing the composer's best.

Understanding the Music: Porter - the Cole Porter style

Cole Porter's stlye as discussed by Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch: on composing, conducting, and performing

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Additional Resources


- A Chorus Line