Alan Menken part 02



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Return to musical theatre

Menken debuted on Broadway with a musical theatre adaptation of Beauty and the Beast that opened in 1994 and ran for 13 years before closing in 2007. In 1997, he collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice on a musical, King David, based on the biblical character, which was performed in a concert version on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Little Shop of Horrors played on Broadway from 2003 to 2004.

He next created the stage version of The Little Mermaid, which played on Broadway from 2008 to 2009 and for which he received a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Score. Menken's stage adaptation of Sister Act premiered in London in 2009, and opened on Broadway in 2011. He was nominated for another Tony Award for Best Score. Menken received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010. In December 2010, he was a guest on the NPR quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!.

In 2012, Menken won a Tony Award for Best Score for his musical adaptation of Newsies, which ran until 2014. He also wrote the music for Leap of Faith, which had a brief run on Broadway in 2012. His stage adaptation of Aladdin opened on Broadway in 2014, earning him another Tony nomination for Best Score. In 2013, he was a guest at the annual Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, and was honored with the Junior Theater Festival Award. He gave a concert there, including music that was cut from various productions, while talking about his creative process.

Menken's stage adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame played at La Jolla Playhouse, California, in 2014. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz was revived in Montreal in 2015, and A Bronx Tale: The Musical, played at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2016.

Personal life

Menken met the ballet dancer Janis Roswick while working with the Downtown Ballet Company. They have been married since November 1972 and live in North Salem, New York. The couple has two daughters, Anna Menken and Nora Menken.

Filmography

Score and/or songs

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
1972 A Dancer's Life William Richert Warner Bros. Pictures Himself (Documentary)
1986 Little Shop of Horrors Frank Oz Warner Bros.
The Geffen Company
N/A
1989 The Little Mermaid Ron Clements
John Musker
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
N/A
1991 Beauty and the Beast Gary Trousdale
Kirk Wise
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
N/A
1992 Newsies Kenny Ortega Walt Disney Pictures N/A
Aladdin Ron Clements
John Musker
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
N/A
1993 Life with Mikey James Lapine Touchstone Pictures N/A
1995 Pocahontas Mike Gabriel
Eric Goldberg
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
N/A
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Gary Trousdale
Kirk Wise
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
N/A
1997 Hercules Ron Clements
John Musker
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
N/A
2004 Home on the Range Will Finn
John Sanford
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
N/A
Noel Chazz Palminteri Convex Group N/A
A Christmas Carol Arthur Allan Seidelman Hallmark Entertainment
NBC
Television film
2006 The Shaggy Dog Brian Robbins Walt Disney Pictures N/A
2007 Enchanted Kevin Lima Walt Disney Pictures N/A
2010 Tangled Byron Howard
Nathan Greno
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
N/A
2012 Mirror Mirror Tarsem Singh Relativity Media N/A
2016 Sausage Party Greg Tiernan
Conrad Vernon
Columbia Pictures
Annapurna Pictures
co-composed with Christopher Lennertz
2017 Beauty and the Beast Bill Condon Walt Disney Pictures Songs from 1991 animated film and new material co-composed with Tim Rice
TBA Aladdin Guy Ritchie Walt Disney Pictures Returning to score from animated film; co-composed with Pasek & Paul
TBA The Little Mermaid TBA Walt Disney Pictures Returning to score from animated film; co-composed with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Songs only

Television

  • Sesame Street [the songs "Grouchelot", "What is Friend?", "It's Gonna Get Dirty Again," "Snuffle Friends," "Martian Family (Yip Yip Song)," and "Todos un Pueblo"] 1989-1990
  • Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (supervising composer, the song "Wonderful Ways to Say No") 1990
  • Lincoln 1992
  • A Christmas Carol 2004
  • The Neighbors - S01E20 "Sing Like a Larry Bird" [the songs "More or Less The Kind of Thing You May or May Not Possibly See on Broadway", "Giselle", "More or Less The Kind of Thing You May or May Not Possibly See on Broadway" (Reprise)] 2013 (Emmy nominee)
  • Galavant (2 seasons complete soundtrack, score by Christopher Lennertz) 2015–2016
  • Tangled: The Series 2017

Musicals

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