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Alan Menken

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Who is Alan Menken?

Alan Menken: Alan Irwin Menken is an American musical theatre and film composer and pianist.

  • also known as Alan Irwin Menken
  • born on (66 years ago) in New Rochelle, child of Judith Menken and Norman Menken
  • ethnicity: Jewish people
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: New York University
  • profession: Composer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, film score composer
  • Marriage with Janis Menken since
  • parent of
  • genres: Film score, Musical theatre, Pop music, Operatic pop
  • albums: "The Music Behind the Magic", "Little Shop of Horrors (1982 original off-Broadway cast)", "Little Shop of Horrors", "A pequena sereia", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "Pocahontas", "El Jorobado de Notre Dame", "Hercules", "King David (1997 Broadway concert cast)", "Little Shop of Horrors (2003 Broadway revival cast)", "Beauty and the Beast: Broadway’s Classic Musical", "Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical (1995 original Australian cast)", "Home on the Range", "Newsies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack", "Lincoln", "Weird Romance: Two One-Act Musicals of Speculative Fiction (1992 original off-Broadway cast)", "Der kleine Horror-Laden (1992 German Cast)", "The Shaggy Dog", "The Little Mermaid (original Broadway cast)", "Disney's Die Schöne und das Biest - Das Musical (Die Produktion der Vereinigten Bühnen Wien)", "Enrolados", "Aladdin: 2-Song Soundtrack Sampler", "Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular", "Personals (1998 original London cast)", "Arielle, die Meerjungfrau", "Mirror Mirror", "Newsies: The Musical (original Broadway cast)", "Le Bossu de Notre-Dame", "O corcunda de Notre Dame", "La sirenetta", "Rapunzel: L'intreccio della torre", "Sister Act: Het Nederlandse castalbum", "リトル・マーメイド", "Sister Act"
  • written works: "Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame", "The dream on Royal Street", "E.Z. Play Today Pocahontas", "Alan Menken Songbook", "3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Disney's Pocahontas Illustrated Songbook"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • ASME Medal
      • Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Score - "Little Shop of Horrors", with Howard Ashman
      • Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical - "Little Shop of Horrors", with Howard Ashman
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical - "Little Shop of Horrors", with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "The Little Mermaid"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Under the Sea" (The Little Mermaid), with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Kiss the Girl" (The Little Mermaid), with Howard Ashman
      • Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Under the Sea" (The Little Mermaid), with Howard Ashman
      • Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "The Little Mermaid"
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "The Little Mermaid"
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Under the Sea" (The Little Mermaid), with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Album for Children - "A pequena sereia", with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "Under the Sea", with Howard Ashman
      • Grammy Award for Best Album for Children - "A pequena sereia" (Composer, Lyricist), with Howard Ashman
      • Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "Under the Sea" (Composer, Lyricist), with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "Beauty and the Beast"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Beauty and the Beast" (Beauty and The Beast), with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast)" (Beauty and The Beast), with Howard Ashman
      • Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Beauty and the Beast" (Beauty and the Beast), with Howard Ashman
      • Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Beauty and the Beast"
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "Beauty and the Beast"
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Beauty and the Beast" (Beauty and The Beast), with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "Aladdin"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "A Whole New World" (Aladdin), with Tim Rice
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Friend Like Me" (Aladdin), with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Prince Ali" (Aladdin), with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "Beauty and the Beast", with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Album for Children - "Beauty and the Beast", with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - "Beauty and the Beast"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "Beauty and the Beast", with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Aladdin"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "A Whole New World" (Aladdin), with Tim Rice
      • Academy Award for Best Original Song - "A Whole New World" (Aladdin), with Tim Rice
      • Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Aladdin"
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "Aladdin"
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "A Whole New World" (Aladdin), with Tim Rice
      • Grammy Award for Best Album for Children - "Beauty and the Beast", with Howard Ashman
      • Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - "Beauty and the Beast"
      • Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "Beauty and the Beast", with Howard Ashman
      • Razzie Award for Worst Original Song - "Newsies" (For the song "High Times, Hard Times".), with Jack Feldman
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best Film Music - "Beauty and the Beast", with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "A Whole New World" (1994 Grammy Award for Song of the Year), with Tim Rice
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children - "Aladdin", with Tim Rice
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - "Aladdin"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "A Whole New World", with Tim Rice
      • nominated to ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Most Performed Songs From Motion Pictures - "Beauty and the Beast" (For the song "Beauty and the Beast"), with Howard Ashman
      • Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "A Whole New World" (Songwriters), with Tim Rice
      • Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children - "Aladdin" (Producers), with Tim Rice
      • Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - "Aladdin" (Composer)
      • Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "A Whole New World" (Songwriters), with Tim Rice
      • ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Most Performed Songs From Motion Pictures - "Beauty and The Beast", with Howard Ashman
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best Film Music - "Aladdin"
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Original Score - "Beauty and the Beast", with Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "Pocahontas"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Colors of the Wind" (Pocahontas), with Stephen Schwartz
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "Colors of the Wind", with Stephen Schwartz
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score - "Pocahontas", with Stephen Schwartz
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Colors of the Wind" (Pocahontas), with Stephen Schwartz
      • Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Colors of the Wind" (Pocahontas), with Stephen Schwartz
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Colors of the Wind" (Pocahontas), with Stephen Schwartz
      • Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "Colors of the Wind" (songwriters), with Stephen Schwartz
      • Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score - "Pocahontas", with Stephen Schwartz
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score - "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", with Stephen Schwartz
      • nominated to BMI Film Music Award - "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Go the Distance" (Hercules), with David Zippel
      • BMI Film Music Award - "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
      • nominated to Critics' Choice Award for Best Composer - "Enchanted"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Happy Working Song" (Enchanted), with Stephen Schwartz
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "So Close" (Enchanted), with Stephen Schwartz
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "That's How You Know" (Enchanted), with Stephen Schwartz
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "I See The Light" (from Tangled), with Glenn Slater
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "I See The Light" (Tangled), with Glenn Slater
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media - "Enrolados" (Various Artists)
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "I See The Light" (Track from: Tangled), with Glenn Slater
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Original Score - "Sister Act the Musical", with Glenn Slater
      • Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "I See The Light" (Track from: Tangled), with Glenn Slater
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Original Score - "Newsies", with Jack Feldman
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album - "Newsies: The Musical (original Broadway cast)" (Alan Menken, composer; Jack Feldman, lyricist, Frank Filipetti, Michael Kosarin, Alan Menken & Chris Montan, producers, Original Broadway Cast with Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay & Others), with Michael Kosarin, Jeremy Jordan, Frank Filipetti, Kara Lindsay, Chris Montan
      • Tony Award for Best Original Score - "Newsies", with Jack Feldman
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music - "Newsies"
      • Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score - "Newsies"

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Google previewEncyclopedia of American Drama (2015)

by Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig

Manyyounger songwriters continue towrite forthe theater, including Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Michael John LaChiusa, Alan Menken, Andrew.

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003)

Performance and production. Volume II

Original music by Howard Ashman, Miles Goodman, Alan Menken. Risky Business, dir.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film (2000)

Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young

Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White & Jonathan Roberts, from Victor Hugo's novel Notre Dame de Paris MUSIC: Alan Menken LYRICS: Stephen Schwartz Animated musical-adventure: Bellringer loves gypsy girl The Hunchback of Paris ...

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Bloody hero! Composer of songs from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Alladdin !!!

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