Alan Menken and Glenn Slater Win Grammy Award

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Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, who will be represented on Broadway this season with Leap of Faith and Sister Act, were among the winners at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which were presented Feb. 12.

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Menken and Slater were awarded the Grammy for Best Song Written For Visual Media for "I See the Light" from the animated film "Tangled."

Following the win composer Menken Tweeted, "WOW!! Just when I'd given up getting any more Grammy awards there's this surprising Valentine for 'I See the Light' and TANGLED. Yay!!"

Menken has earned eight Academy Awards, ten additional Grammys and seven Golden Globes. His works for the stage includes the Broadway-bound productions of Newsies and Leap of Faith, as well as Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Weird Romance and A Christmas Carol.

Menken's Academy Award-winning compositions include "Under the Sea" from Disney's "The Little Mermaid," "A Whole New World" from "Aladdin," the title song from "Beauty and the Beast" and "Colors of the Wind" from "Pocahontas." His screen musicals also include "Newsies," "Hercules," "Enchanted" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," which was later adapted for the stage. 

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