Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart, the first major British songwriter of the postwar era to gain international ground in musical theatre -- a territory Americans had developed until then -- died of cancer April 4, 1999, seven months before a major North American revival of his Oliver! was to debut in Toronto.

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  • Also known as: Lionel Begleiter
  • Born: Aug 1, 1930
  • Death: Apr 3, 1999 in London, ENGLAND


Tony Award
1963 Author of a Musical Oliver! Nominee
1963 Composer and Lyricist Oliver! Winner