THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Alan Menken (Video)

By Playbill Staff
July 22, 2013

Alan Menken, who won the 2012 Tony Award for the Best Original Score of Broadway's Newsies, celebrates his birthday July 22. Playbill.com looks back at his career with clips from his musicals and more. 



Menken was also Tony-nominated for his work on Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Sister Act. His other Broadway credits include King David, Little Shop of Horrors and Leap of Faith. For more on Menken, visit the Playbill Vault.

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Menken explores "The Anatomy of a Song" with Newsies' Kara Lindsay:

Newsies creatives talk about adapting the film for the stage:

Playbill Video snags a preview of Newsies at Paper Mill press day:

Highlights of the show at Paper Mill Playhouse:

Highlights from the Broadway production:

Newsies creatives talk about their Tony nominations with Playbill Video:

The cast records "The World Will Know":

Menken and Feldman following their 2012 Tony win:

Corey Cott and Lindsay perform at Broadway in Bryant Park:

Cott performs "Santa Fe" at Broadway in Bryant Park:

New highlights of the production with Cott:

The cast of Leap of Faith records their radio spot:

Leap of Faith's performance at the Tony Awards:

Highlights from Leap of Faith:

Press day at Leap of Faith:

Highlights of Sister Act:

"Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid:

"Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid:

"Poor Unfortunate Souls" from The Little Mermaid:

"Suddenly Seymour" from Little Shop of Horrors:

Beauty and the Beast's performance on the Tony Awards:

Beauty and the Beast's performance on the Tony Awards — Part Two: