Herman, Jerry, 1931-

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Jerry Herman (b. 1933) is a composer and lyricist of Broadway musicals. Herman writes in an easily accessible, infectiously tuneful and optimistic style with a winning combination of innocence and wit. Finding particular success in the 1960s with Hello, Dolly! and Mame, his style seemed more out-of-step during the turbulent 70s, though he and many others regard his score for Mack and Mabel (1974) as his best. He found renewed success with La cage aux folles (1983).

From the description of Jerry Herman collection 1950-2003 (bulk 1960-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128327

Jerry Herman, composer and lyricist. Harvey Fierstein, book. Based on a play by Jean Poiret.

From the description of La cage aux folles : typescript, 2004. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468093

The original Broadway production of this show opened Jan. 16, 1964, with Carol Channing in the lead role, directed by Gower Champion.

From the description of Hello, Dolly! / music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; book by Michael Stewart, based on the play "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder, 1996. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 712606183

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creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. Mame / music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee ; based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Lawrence and Lee, 1999. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. Musical comedies. Dear world. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Bay, Howard. Howard Bay designs and technical drawings, 1934-1985. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004. Lawrence and Lee papers, 1925-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Robert A. Wilson slides, 1956-1969 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Arthur Laurents Papers, circa 1900-2011, (bulk 1960-2011) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. Musical comedies. Hello, Dolly! [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Rockwell, Eric. The musical of musicals : the musical! / music by Eric Rockwell ; lyrics by Joanne Bogart ; book by Eric Rockwell & Joanne Bogart, 2003-2005. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Hello, Dolly! - High School Project 2001 / book by Michael Stewart ; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; based on "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder ; directed by Kelly Handerek, 2001 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn Bugbee, Charles T. Lighting designs, 1952-1983. Williams College, Sawyer Library
referencedIn Grey, Joel, 1932-. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. Mame, [196-]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. Love is only love / [Jerry Herman]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Robert A. Wilson slides, 1956-1969 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1933-. [Selections from Dear world / music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.] New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Michael Stewart Papers, 1948-1987 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Appell, Don. Milk and honey : a musical play / book by Don Appell ; Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Wolfram, Mark. Mame [music] : Broadway medley / arr. by Mark Wolfram. SELCO, Southeastern Libraries Cooperating
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. La cage aux folles / [words and music by] Jerry Herman. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1933-. Hello, Dolly! / book by Michael Stewart ; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; based on "The matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Mack and Mabel / book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, revised by Francine Pascal ; directed by Molly Smith, designed by William Schmuck, musical direction and orchestral adaptation by Paul Sportelli, 2007 - poster. University of Guelph
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Mack and Mabel / book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, revised by Francine Pascal ; directed by Molly Smith, designed by William Schmuck, musical direction and orchestral adaptation by Paul Sportelli, 2007 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1933-. Bosom buddies [music] / Jerry Herman ; arr. P. Sarcich. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Hello, Dolly! - High School Project 2001 / book by Michael Stewart ; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; based on "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder ; directed by Kelly Handerek, 2001 - performance file. University of Guelph
referencedIn Wilson, Robert A. Robert A. Wilson slides, 1956-1969. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Gerry Oestreicher papers, 1929-1989, 1961-1969 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Howard Bay designs and technical drawings, 1934-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Lawrence and Lee papers, 1917-1974 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1933-. Jerry Herman collection 1950-2003 (bulk 1960-1990). Library of Congress
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1933-.... Hello Dolly ! [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. La cage aux folles : the Broadway musical / music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; book by Harvey Fierstein ; directed by Arthur Laurents. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. Mame, 1966 Jan. 1 / book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee ; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; based on Auntie Mame, the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play by Lawrence & Lee. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. I don't want to know / [Jerry Herman]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. La cage aux folles : typescript, 2004. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. Dear world : a new musical, 1967 Nov. 1 / music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee ; based on The madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux ; adapted by Maurice Valency. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Saddler, Donald. Musical comedies. Grand tour. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987. Michael Stewart Papers, 1948-1987. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. Mame, [196-] / book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee ; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Lawrence & Lee. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1933-.... Hello Dolly ! [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Joel Grey papers, 1904-2001, 1949-2001 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Mack and Mabel / book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, revised by Francine Pascal, music direction and adaptation by Paul Sportelli ; directed by Molly Smith, 2007 - video. University of Guelph
creatorOf Oestreicher, Gerry, 1916-1987. Gerry Oestreicher papers, 1929-1989 (bulk 1961-1969). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Michael Stewart Papers, 1948-1987 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Mack and Mabel / book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, revised by Francine Pascal ; directed by Molly Smith, designed by William Schmuck, music direction and adaptation by Paul Sportelli, 2007 - performance files. University of Guelph
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Guide to the Shaw Festival productions / written and compiled by Rod Christensen, Joanna Falck, Robert Hamilton, Debra McLaughlan and Amanda Tripp, additional material provided by Sue LePage and Jackie Maxwell, 2007 - study guides. University of Guelph
creatorOf White, Onna. Musical comedies. Mame. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. Hello, Dolly! / music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; book by Michael Stewart, based on the play "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder, 1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. Musical comedies. Cage aux folles. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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associatedWith Appell, Don. person
associatedWith Australian Broadcasting Commission. Music Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Bay, Howard. person
associatedWith Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875 person
associatedWith Bramble, Mark. person
associatedWith Bugbee, Charles T. person
associatedWith Champion, Gower, 1919-1980. person
associatedWith Channing, Carol. person
associatedWith Cohen, Alexander H., 1920-2000. person
associatedWith Costa, Don. person
associatedWith Dennis, Patrick, 1921-1976. person
associatedWith Fierstein, Harvey, 1954- person
associatedWith Freedman, Gerald. person
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Grey, Joel, 1932- person
associatedWith J.C. Williamson (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Johanson, Robert. person
associatedWith Lansbury, Angela, 1925- person
associatedWith Laurents, Arthur person
associatedWith Laurents, Arthur. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004. person
associatedWith Layton, Joe, 1931- person
associatedWith Lee, Robert Edwin, 1918-1994. person
associatedWith Merrick, David, 1911-2000. person
associatedWith Nederlander, James. person
associatedWith New York Public Library, Billy Rose Theatre Collection, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Billy Rose Theatre Division. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Billy Rose Theatre Division. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Oestreicher, Gerry, 1916-1987. person
associatedWith Paper Mill Playhouse (Organization : Millburn, N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith Poiret, Jean, 1926- person
associatedWith Poiret, Jean Louis Marie, 1755-1834. person
associatedWith Reams, Lee Roy. person
associatedWith Rockwell, Eric. person
associatedWith Saks, Gene, 1921- person
associatedWith Sarcich, Paul, 1951- person
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987. person
associatedWith Symphony Australia. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 person
associatedWith Wilson, Robert A. person
associatedWith Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922- person
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New York (State)--New York
United States
United States
New Jersey--Millburn
United States
Subject
Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Excerpts
Motion picture music--Excerpts--Scores
Musicals--Librettos
Musicals--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
Musical theater
Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Excerpts--Scores
Songs with orchestra, Arranged--Scores and parts
Man-woman relationships--Drama
Musicals
Musicals--Scores and parts
Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores and parts
Popular music
Theater programs
Occupation
Composers
Lyricists
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Birth 1933-07-10

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Americans

English

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