Cy Coleman

Cy Coleman

Arranger

Cy Coleman, the Tony Award-winning Broadway composer who rose from child classical pianist to jazz player to master of the catchy show tune, died Nov. 18, 2004, of a heart attack, according to friends and colleagues in the theatre community. Among Broadway musicals composed by Mr. Coleman are Little Me, On the Twentieth Century, City of Angels, Barnum, The Will Rogers Follies, I Love My Wife and The Life.

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  • Also known as: Seymour Kaufman
  • Born: Jun 14, 1929 in New York, New York
  • Death: Nov 18, 2004 in New York, NY

Roles (47)

On the Twentieth Century Playbill - Opening Night On the Twentieth Century (2015)
Opened Mar 15, 2015
  • Music
On the Twentieth Century - Opening Night
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Sweet Charity Playbill - Preview, Apr 2005 Sweet Charity (2005)
Opened May 4, 2005
  • Music
Sweet Charity - Opening Night
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Fosse Playbill - Opening Night, Jan 1999 Fosse (1999)
Opened Jan 14, 1999
  • Featured Songs ("Big Spender", "Rich Man's Frug")
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Little Me Playbill - Opening Night Little Me (1998)
Opened Nov 12, 1998
  • Music
Little Me - Nov 1998
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The Life Playbill - April 1997 The Life (1997)
Opened Apr 26, 1997
  • Book
  • Music
  • Dance & Vocal Arrangements
  • Producer
The Life - Opening Night
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Will Rogers Follies - Opening Night, April 1991 The Will Rogers Follies (1991)
Opened May 1, 1991
  • Music
  • Music Arrangements
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City of Angels Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1989 City of Angels (1989)
Opened Dec 11, 1989
  • Music
  • Vocal Arrangements
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Welcome to the Club Playbill - Opening Night, April 1989 Welcome to the Club (1989)
Opened Apr 13, 1989
  • Music
  • Lyrics
  • Vocal Arrangements
  • Producer
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Sweet Charity Playbill - Opening Night, April 1986 Sweet Charity (1986)
Opened Apr 27, 1986
  • Music
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Little Me Playbill - Opening Night, Jan 1982 Little Me (1982)
Opened Jan 21, 1982
  • Music
  • Dance Arrangements
  • Vocal Arrangements
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1999 Outstanding Music Exactly Like You Nominee
1997 Outstanding Music The Life Winner
1991 Outstanding Music The Will Rogers Follies Winner
1990 Outstanding Music City of Angels Winner
1980 Outstanding Music Barnum Nominee
1978 Outstanding Music On the Twentieth Century Winner
1977 Outstanding Music I Love My Wife Winner
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1997 Best Musical The Life Nominee
1991 Best Musical The Will Rogers Follies Winner
1990 Best Musical City of Angels Winner
1977 Best Musical I Love My Wife Nominee
1973 Best Musical Seesaw Nominee
Tony Award
1997 Book of a Musical The Life Nominee
1997 Original Score The Life Nominee
1991 Original Score The Will Rogers Follies Winner
1990 Original Score City of Angels Winner
1980 Original Score Barnum Nominee
1978 Original Score On the Twentieth Century Winner
1977 Original Score I Love My Wife Nominee
1974 Original Score Seesaw Nominee
1966 Composer and Lyricist Sweet Charity Nominee
1963 Composer and Lyricist Little Me Nominee