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David Shire

David Shire, winner of an Academy Award, a Grammy, multiple Emmy and Tony nominations, is one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and honored composers of film, television, theater and recordings.

In 1980, he won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for Norma Rae and received an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song for The Promise, a nod he shared with Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman. He was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Award's Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in 1974. Four years later, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Saturday Night Fever, shared with the Gibb brothers, Barry, Maurice and Robin.

Shire has received five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Composition for a Mini-Series, Movie or Special for: 1977's Raid on Entebbe; 1978's The Defection of Simas Kudirka; 1985's Do You Remember Love?; 1990's The Kennedys of Massachusetts; and, 1999's The Rear Window.

Shire has written scores and songs for 137 feature films, television mini-series, specials and telefilms since 1962, the year of his credited debut as composer of the long running television series The Virginian.

His film credits include such critically acclaimed scores as: Francis Coppola's The Conversation; Alan Pakula's All thePresident's Men; Short Circuit; 2010; Farewell, My Lovely; The Hindenberg; and Return to Oz.

His numerous television scores include: Glenn Close's Sarah Plain and Tall; Christopher Reeve's Rear Window; Oprah Winfrey's The Women of Brewster Place; Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles and Neil Simon's Jake's Women; and Broadway Bound. He also composed the theme music for the long-running Linda Lavin NBC series Alice.

On Broadway, he received two Tony Award nominations for Best Score and for Musical for the musical Baby. He also received a Tony nomination for Best Score for the musical Big. He received a Grammy Award nomination for his off-Broadway show Starting Here, Starting Now and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and Score for Closer Than Ever. These shows are licensed through Music Theatre International and have had hundreds of regional productions worldwide.

He wrote songs for Urban Blight at the Manhattan Theater Club, the music for The Sap of Life, and, incidental scores for the New York Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It, Peter Ustinov's Lincoln Center production of The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Donald Margulis' The Loman Family Picnic, Schmulnick's Waltz and Visiting Mr. Green. His current stage project, the musical Take Flight, has been workshopped at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, presented in concert versions in Russia and Australia, and will have its first full production in London next fall.

Shire's songs have been recorded and performed by such artists as Barbra Streisand, who has recorded five of them, Maureen McGovern, Melissa Manchester, Jennifer Warnes, John Pizzerelli, Vanessa Williams, Glenn Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Kiri Te Kanawa, Liz Callaway, Sally Mayes, Kathy Lee Gifford, Robert Goulet and Michael Crawford. His song With You I'm Born Again was an international hit for Billy Preston and Syreeta, and he co-wrote In Our Hands, the theme song for the United Nations World Summit for Children

He was graduated from Yale University. He serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America and is a trustee of the Rockland Conservatory of Music.DAVID SHIRE (Composer), winner of an Academy AwardÂ, a Grammy, multiple Emmy and Tony nominations, is one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and honored composers of film, television, theater and recordings.

In 1980, he won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for Norma Rae and received an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song for The Promise, a nod he shared with Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman. He was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Award's Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in 1974. Four years later, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Saturday Night Fever, shared with the Gibb brothers, Barry, Maurice and Robin.

Shire has received five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Composition for a Mini-Series, Movie or Special for: 1977's Raid on Entebbe; 1978's The Defection of Simas Kudirka; 1985's Do You Remember Love?; 1990's The Kennedys of Massachusetts; and, 1999's The Rear Window.

Shire has written scores and songs for 137 feature films, television mini-series, specials and telefilms since 1962, the year of his credited debut as composer of the long running television series The Virginian.

His film credits include such critically acclaimed scores as: Francis Coppola's The Conversation; Alan Pakula's All thePresident's Men; Short Circuit; 2010; Farewell, My Lovely; The Hindenberg; and Return to Oz.

His numerous television scores include: Glenn Close's Sarah Plain and Tall; Christopher Reeve's Rear Window; Oprah Winfrey's The Women of Brewster Place; Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles and Neil Simon's Jake's Women; and Broadway Bound. He also composed the theme music for the long-running Linda Lavin NBC series Alice.

On Broadway, he received two Tony Award nominations for Best Score and for Musical for the musical Baby. He also received a Tony nomination for Best Score for the musical Big. He received a Grammy Award nomination for his off-Broadway show Starting Here, Starting Now and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and Score for Closer Than Ever. These shows are licensed through Music Theatre International and have had hundreds of regional productions worldwide.

He wrote songs for Urban Blight at the Manhattan Theater Club, the music for The Sap of Life, and, incidental scores for the New York Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It, Peter Ustinov's Lincoln Center production of The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Donald Margulis' The Loman Family Picnic, Schmulnick's Waltz and Visiting Mr. Green. His current stage project, the musical Take Flight, has been workshopped at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, presented in concert versions in Russia and Australia, and will have its first full production in London next fall.

Shire's songs have been recorded and performed by such artists as Barbra Streisand, who has recorded five of them, Maureen McGovern, Melissa Manchester, Jennifer Warnes, John Pizzerelli, Vanessa Williams, Glenn Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Kiri Te Kanawa, Liz Callaway, Sally Mayes, Kathy Lee Gifford, Robert Goulet and Michael Crawford. His song With You I'm Born Again was an international hit for Billy Preston and Syreeta, and he co-wrote In Our Hands, the theme song for the United Nations World Summit for Children

He was graduated from Yale University. He serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America and is a trustee of the Rockland Conservatory of Music.DAVID SHIRE (Composer), winner of an Academy AwardÂ, a Grammy, multiple Emmy and Tony nominations, is one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and honored composers of film, television, theater and recordings.

In 1980, he won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for Norma Rae and received an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song for The Promise, a nod he shared with Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman. He was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Award's Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in 1974. Four years later, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Saturday Night Fever, shared with the Gibb brothers, Barry, Maurice and Robin.

Shire has received five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Composition for a Mini-Series, Movie or Special for: 1977's Raid on Entebbe; 1978's The Defection of Simas Kudirka; 1985's Do You Remember Love?; 1990's The Kennedys of Massachusetts; and, 1999's The Rear Window.

Shire has written scores and songs for 137 feature films, television mini-series, specials and telefilms since 1962, the year of his credited debut as composer of the long running television series The Virginian.

His film credits include such critically acclaimed scores as: Francis Coppola's The Conversation; Alan Pakula's All thePresident's Men; Short Circuit; 2010; Farewell, My Lovely; The Hindenberg; and Return to Oz.

His numerous television scores include: Glenn Close's Sarah Plain and Tall; Christopher Reeve's Rear Window; Oprah Winfrey's The Women of Brewster Place; Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles and Neil Simon's Jake's Women; and Broadway Bound. He also composed the theme music for the long-running Linda Lavin NBC series Alice.

On Broadway, he received two Tony Award nominations for Best Score and for Musical for the musical Baby. He also received a Tony nomination for Best Score for the musical Big. He received a Grammy Award nomination for his off-Broadway show Starting Here, Starting Now and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and Score for Closer Than Ever. These shows are licensed through Music Theatre International and have had hundreds of regional productions worldwide.

He wrote songs for Urban Blight at the Manhattan Theater Club, the music for The Sap of Life, and, incidental scores for the New York Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It, Peter Ustinov's Lincoln Center production of The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Donald Margulis' The Loman Family Picnic, Schmulnick's Waltz and Visiting Mr. Green. His current stage project, the musical Take Flight, has been workshopped at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, presented in concert versions in Russia and Australia, and will have its first full production in London next fall.

Shire's songs have been recorded and performed by such artists as Barbra Streisand, who has recorded five of them, Maureen McGovern, Melissa Manchester, Jennifer Warnes, John Pizzerelli, Vanessa Williams, Glenn Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Kiri Te Kanawa, Liz Callaway, Sally Mayes, Kathy Lee Gifford, Robert Goulet and Michael Crawford. His song With You I'm Born Again was an international hit for Billy Preston and Syreeta, and he co-wrote In Our Hands, the theme song for the United Nations World Summit for Children

He was graduated from Yale University. He serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America and is a trustee of the Rockland Conservatory of Music.DAVID SHIRE (Composer), winner of an Academy AwardÂ, a Grammy, multiple Emmy and Tony nominations, is one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and honored composers of film, television, theater and recordings.

In 1980, he won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for Norma Rae and received an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song for The Promise, a nod he shared with Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman. He was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Award's Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in 1974. Four years later, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Saturday Night Fever, shared with the Gibb brothers, Barry, Maurice and Robin.

Shire has received five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Composition for a Mini-Series, Movie or Special for: 1977's Raid on Entebbe; 1978's The Defection of Simas Kudirka; 1985's Do You Remember Love?; 1990's The Kennedys of Massachusetts; and, 1999's The Rear Window.

Shire has written scores and songs for 137 feature films, television mini-series, specials and telefilms since 1962, the year of his credited debut as composer of the long running television series The Virginian.

His film credits include such critically acclaimed scores as: Francis Coppola's The Conversation; Alan Pakula's All thePresident's Men; Short Circuit; 2010; Farewell, My Lovely; The Hindenberg; and Return to Oz.

His numerous television scores include: Glenn Close's Sarah Plain and Tall; Christopher Reeve's Rear Window; Oprah Winfrey's The Women of Brewster Place; Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles and Neil Simon's Jake's Women; and Broadway Bound. He also composed the theme music for the long-running Linda Lavin NBC series Alice.

On Broadway, he received two Tony Award nominations for Best Score and for Musical for the musical Baby. He also received a Tony nomination for Best Score for the musical Big. He received a Grammy Award nomination for his off-Broadway show Starting Here, Starting Now and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and Score for Closer Than Ever. These shows are licensed through Music Theatre International and have had hundreds of regional productions worldwide.

He wrote songs for Urban Blight at the Manhattan Theater Club, the music for The Sap of Life, and, incidental scores for the New York Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It, Peter Ustinov's Lincoln Center production of The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Donald Margulis' The Loman Family Picnic, Schmulnick's Waltz and Visiting Mr. Green. His current stage project, the musical Take Flight, has been workshopped at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, presented in concert versions in Russia and Australia, and will have its first full production in London next fall.

Shire's songs have been recorded and performed by such artists as Barbra Streisand, who has recorded five of them, Maureen McGovern, Melissa Manchester, Jennifer Warnes, John Pizzerelli, Vanessa Williams, Glenn Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Kiri Te Kanawa, Liz Callaway, Sally Mayes, Kathy Lee Gifford, Robert Goulet and Michael Crawford. His song With You I'm Born Again was an international hit for Billy Preston and Syreeta, and he co-wrote In Our Hands, the theme song for the United Nations World Summit for Children

He was graduated from Yale University. He serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America and is a trustee of the Rockland Conservatory of Music.DAVID SHIRE (Composer), winner of an Academy AwardÂ, a Grammy, multiple Emmy and Tony nominations, is one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and honored composers of film, television, theater and recordings.

In 1980, he won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for Norma Rae and received an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song for The Promise, a nod he shared with Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman. He was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Award's Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in 1974. Four years later, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Saturday Night Fever, shared with the Gibb brothers, Barry, Maurice and Robin.

Shire has received five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Composition for a Mini-Series, Movie or Special for: 1977's Raid on Entebbe; 1978's The Defection of Simas Kudirka; 1985's Do You Remember Love?; 1990's The Kennedys of Massachusetts; and, 1999's The Rear Window.

Shire has written scores and songs for 137 feature films, television mini-series, specials and telefilms since 1962, the year of his credited debut as composer of the long running television series The Virginian.

His film credits include such critically acclaimed scores as: Francis Coppola's The Conversation; Alan Pakula's All thePresident's Men; Short Circuit; 2010; Farewell, My Lovely; The Hindenberg; and Return to Oz.

His numerous television scores include: Glenn Close's Sarah Plain and Tall; Christopher Reeve's Rear Window; Oprah Winfrey's The Women of Brewster Place; Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles and Neil Simon's Jake's Women; and Broadway Bound. He also composed the theme music for the long-running Linda Lavin NBC series Alice.

On Broadway, he received two Tony Award nominations for Best Score and for Musical for the musical Baby. He also received a Tony nomination for Best Score for the musical Big. He received a Grammy Award nomination for his off-Broadway show Starting Here, Starting Now and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and Score for Closer Than Ever. These shows are licensed through Music Theatre International and have had hundreds of regional productions worldwide.

He wrote songs for Urban Blight at the Manhattan Theater Club, the music for The Sap of Life, and, incidental scores for the New York Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It, Peter Ustinov's Lincoln Center production of The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Donald Margulis' The Loman Family Picnic, Schmulnick's Waltz and Visiting Mr. Green. His current stage project, the musical Take Flight, has been workshopped at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, presented in concert versions in Russia and Australia, and will have its first full production in London next fall.

Shire's songs have been recorded and performed by such artists as Barbra Streisand, who has recorded five of them, Maureen McGovern, Melissa Manchester, Jennifer Warnes, John Pizzerelli, Vanessa Williams, Glenn Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Kiri Te Kanawa, Liz Callaway, Sally Mayes, Kathy Lee Gifford, Robert Goulet and Michael Crawford. His song With You I'm Born Again was an international hit for Billy Preston and Syreeta, and he co-wrote In Our Hands, the theme song for the United Nations World Summit for Children

He was graduated from Yale University. He serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America and is a trustee of the Rockland Conservatory of Music.DAVID SHIRE (Composer), winner of an Academy AwardÂ, a Grammy, multiple Emmy and Tony nominations, is one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and honored composers of film, television, theater and recordings.

In 1980, he won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for Norma Rae and received an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song for The Promise, a nod he shared with Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman. He was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Award's Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in 1974. Four years later, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Saturday Night Fever, shared with the Gibb brothers, Barry, Maurice and Robin.

Shire has received five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Composition for a Mini-Series, Movie or Special for: 1977's Raid on Entebbe; 1978's The Defection of Simas Kudirka; 1985's Do You Remember Love?; 1990's The Kennedys of Massachusetts; and, 1999's The Rear Window.

Shire has written scores and songs for 137 feature films, television mini-series, specials and telefilms since 1962, the year of his credited debut as composer of the long running television series The Virginian.

His film credits include such critically acclaimed scores as: Francis Coppola's The Conversation; Alan Pakula's All thePresident's Men; Short Circuit; 2010; Farewell, My Lovely; The Hindenberg; and Return to Oz.

His numerous television scores include: Glenn Close's Sarah Plain and Tall; Christopher Reeve's Rear Window; Oprah Winfrey's The Women of Brewster Place; Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles and Neil Simon's Jake's Women; and Broadway Bound. He also composed the theme music for the long-running Linda Lavin NBC series Alice.

On Broadway, he received two Tony Award nominations for Best Score and for Musical for the musical Baby. He also received a Tony nomination for Best Score for the musical Big. He received a Grammy Award nomination for his off-Broadway show Starting Here, Starting Now and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and Score for Closer Than Ever. These shows are licensed through Music Theatre International and have had hundreds of regional productions worldwide.

He wrote songs for Urban Blight at the Manhattan Theater Club, the music for The Sap of Life, and, incidental scores for the New York Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It, Peter Ustinov's Lincoln Center production of The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Donald Margulis' The Loman Family Picnic, Schmulnick's Waltz and Visiting Mr. Green. His current stage project, the musical Take Flight, has been workshopped at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, presented in concert versions in Russia and Australia, and will have its first full production in London next fall.

Shire's songs have been recorded and performed by such artists as Barbra Streisand, who has recorded five of them, Maureen McGovern, Melissa Manchester, Jennifer Warnes, John Pizzerelli, Vanessa Williams, Glenn Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Kiri Te Kanawa, Liz Callaway, Sally Mayes, Kathy Lee Gifford, Robert Goulet and Michael Crawford. His song With You I'm Born Again was an international hit for Billy Preston and Syreeta, and he co-wrote In Our Hands, the theme song for the United Nations World Summit for Children

He was graduated from Yale University. He serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America and is a trustee of the Rockland Conservatory of Music.DAVID SHIRE (Composer), winner of an Academy AwardÂ, a Grammy, multiple Emmy and Tony nominations, is one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and honored composers of film, television, theater and recordings.

In 1980, he won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for Norma Rae and received an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song for The Promise, a nod he shared with Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman. He was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Award's Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in 1974. Four years later, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Saturday Night Fever, shared with the Gibb brothers, Barry, Maurice and Robin.

Shire has received five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Composition for a Mini-Series, Movie or Special for: 1977's Raid on Entebbe; 1978's The Defection of Simas Kudirka; 1985's Do You Remember Love?; 1990's The Kennedys of Massachusetts; and, 1999's The Rear Window.

Shire has written scores and songs for 137 feature films, television mini-series, specials and telefilms since 1962, the year of his credited debut as composer of the long running television series The Virginian.

His film credits include such critically acclaimed scores as: Francis Coppola's The Conversation; Alan Pakula's All thePresident's Men; Short Circuit; 2010; Farewell, My Lovely; The Hindenberg; and Return to Oz.

His numerous television scores include: Glenn Close's Sarah Plain and Tall; Christopher Reeve's Rear Window; Oprah Winfrey's The Women of Brewster Place; Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles and Neil Simon's Jake's Women; and Broadway Bound. He also composed the theme music for the long-running Linda Lavin NBC series Alice.

On Broadway, he received two Tony Award nominations for Best Score and for Musical for the musical Baby. He also received a Tony nomination for Best Score for the musical Big. He received a Grammy Award nomination for his off-Broadway show Starting Here, Starting Now and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and Score for Closer Than Ever. These shows are licensed through Music Theatre International and have had hundreds of regional productions worldwide.

He wrote songs for Urban Blight at the Manhattan Theater Club, the music for The Sap of Life, and, incidental scores for the New York Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It, Peter Ustinov's Lincoln Center production of The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Donald Margulis' The Loman Family Picnic, Schmulnick's Waltz and Visiting Mr. Green. His current stage project, the musical Take Flight, has been workshopped at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, presented in concert versions in Russia and Australia, and will have its first full production in London next fall.

Shire's songs have been recorded and performed by such artists as Barbra Streisand, who has recorded five of them, Maureen McGovern, Melissa Manchester, Jennifer Warnes, John Pizzerelli, Vanessa Williams, Glenn Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Kiri Te Kanawa, Liz Callaway, Sally Mayes, Kathy Lee Gifford, Robert Goulet and Michael Crawford. His song With You I'm Born Again was an international hit for Billy Preston and Syreeta, and he co-wrote In Our Hands, the theme song for the United Nations World Summit for Children

He was graduated from Yale University. He serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America and is a trustee of the Rockland Conservatory of Music.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

David Shire Facts

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