Hairspray's Shaiman to Receive Golden Score Award

News   Hairspray's Shaiman to Receive Golden Score Award
Tony Award-winning Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman has been named the recipient of the American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers' Golden Score Award, which will be presented April 29 in Los Angeles.

Rob Reiner will host the 6 PM ceremony at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City. Also honored will be arranger and conductor Sammy Nestico, who will receive the award for Lifetime Achievement in Arranging. A Tony Award winner for the smash hit Hairspray, Shaiman also penned songs for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and the stage adaptation of Catch Me If You Can. Shaiman earned Academy Award nominations for the scores to "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut," "Patch Adams," "The First Wives Club," "The American President" and "Sleepless in Seattle." His extensive career includes collaborations with Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Streisand, Billy Crystal, Harry Connick, Jr. and Peter Allen.

Nestico's career boasts extensive work with the Count Basie Orchestra, and arrangements for such artists as Phil Collins, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson.

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