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Marc Shaiman


A great talent who started his career in Saturday Night Live (1975), where he worked with colleagues like Rob Reiner or Billy Crystal. He worked for some great stage values as Eric Clapton, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Crystal, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Holliday, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis, Darlene Love, Patti LuPone, Lonette McKee, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Oscars (TV Special) (writer: "I Can't Let Go")
 2011-2015 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Transitioning (2015) ... (writer: "I Know Where I've Been" - uncredited)
- The Purple Piano Project (2011) ... (writer: "You Can't Stop The Beat" - uncredited)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 2008 - 2012) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Switch-up (2014) ... (writer: "You Can't Stop the Beat")
- Week 2 (2012) ... (lyrics: "The Nicest Kids in Town") / (music: "The Nicest Kids in Town")
- Round Ten: Finals (2009) ... (lyrics: "You Can't Stop the Beat" - uncredited) / (music: "You Can't Stop the Beat" - uncredited)
- Round 4 (2008) ... (music: "The Big Date" - uncredited)
 2014 Home Bound (Short) ("Friday Phone Call")
 2014 South Park: The Stick of Truth (Video Game) ("Blame Canada")
 2010-2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Week 7: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (writer: "You Can't Stop the Beat" - uncredited)
- Week 7 (2014) ... (writer: "You Can't Stop the Beat" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.10 (2010) ... (writer: "Welcome to the 60's")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Top 18 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (music: "They Just Keep Moving the Line")
- Top 20 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Run and Tell That")
  Smash (TV Series) (lyrics - 19 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (music - 19 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (writer - 15 episodes, 2012 - 2013)
- The Nominations (2013) ... (writer: "Public Relations" - uncredited)
- The Transfer (2013) ... (writer: "G.I. Joe", "Grin and Bear It", "The Right Regrets" - uncredited)
- The Phenomenon (2013) ... (writer: "At Your Feet", "Broadway, Here I Come!" (uncredited))
- Opening Night (2013) ... (writer: "Don't Forget Me", "That's Life", "Let Me Be Your Star" - uncredited)
- The Dress Rehearsal (2013) ... (writer: "Dig Deep", "Let Me Be Your Star", "Our Little Secret" - uncredited)
 2012 This Is 40 (writer: "You Can't Stop the Beat")
  Bunheads (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- Pilot (2012) ... (lyrics: "Jet Set" - uncredited) / (music: "Jet Set" - uncredited)
 2012 The 66th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Good Morning Baltimore", "The Nicest Kids in Town") / (music: "Good Morning Baltimore", "The Nicest Kids in Town")
 2012 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue! Part Two (2012) ... (writer: "Derka Derk (Terrorist Theme)")
 2011 The 65th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Live in Living Color/Don't Break the Rules") / (music: "Live in Living Color/Don't Break the Rules")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- Dr. Phil/Chris Hemsworth/Catch Me If You Can (2011) ... (lyrics: "Don't Break the Rules" - uncredited) / (music: "Don't Break the Rules" - uncredited)
 2011 The Early Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 January 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Good Morning Baltimore" - uncredited)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- 2010 Grand Finale (2010) ... (lyrics: "Medley: Good Morning Baltimore/Welcome to the 60's/You Can't Stop the Beat") / (writer: "Medley: Good Morning Baltimore/Welcome to the 60's/You Can't Stop the Beat")
 2009 Hitchhiker Munchkins (Short) (writer: "A Wink And A Smile")
 2009 Loose Women (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #14.42 (2009) ... (writer: "You Can't Stop the Beat")
 2009 The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Put Down the Remote") / (music: "Put Down the Remote")
 2009 Life During Wartime (music: "Life During Wartime")
 2009 The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Tonight Finale")
 2008 Bedtime Stories (producer: "At The Nottingham Broadway Mega Resort") / (writer: "At The Nottingham Broadway Mega Resort")
 2007 The Bucket List (producer: "Tush", "La Vie En Rose")
 2007 Bee Movie (lyrics: "Thinkin' Bee") / (music: "Thinkin' Bee") / (producer: "Thinkin' Bee")
 2007 Hairspray (lyrics: "Good Morning Baltimore" (2000), "The Nicest Kids in Town" (2001), "It Takes Two" (2001), " (The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs" (2002), "Breakout" (2007), "The New Girl in Town", "Welcome to the 60s", "The Nicest Kids in Town (Reprise)" (2001), "The New Girl in Town" (2007), "Welcome to the 60s" (2000), "Run and Tell That" (2001), "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" (2000), "Boink Boink" (2007), "Trouble on the Line" (2007), "Big, Blonde and Beautiful (Reprise)" (2007), " (You're) Timeless to Me" (2001), "I Know Where I've Been" (2000), "Tied Up in the Knots of Sin" (2007), "Without Love" (2001), "Breakout", "You Can't Stop the Beat" (2001), "Boink Boink", "Trouble on the Line", "Cooties" (2002)) / (music: "Good Morning Baltimore" (2000), "The Nicest Kids in Town" (2001), "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now (Instrumental)" (2001), "It Takes Two" (2001), " (The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs" (2002), "Breakout" (2007), "The New Girl in Town", "Welcome to the 60s", "The Nicest Kids in Town (Reprise)" (2001), "The New Girl in Town" (2007), "Welcome to the 60s" (2000), "Run and Tell That" (2001), "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" (2000), "Boink Boink" (2007), "Trouble on the Line" (2007), "Big, Blonde and Beautiful (Reprise)" (2007), " (You're) Timeless to Me" (2001), "I Know Where I've Been" (2000), "Tied Up in the Knots of Sin" (2007), "Without Love" (2001), "Breakout", "You Can't Stop the Beat" (2001), "Boink Boink", "Trouble on the Line", "Cooties" (2002)) / (performer: "Tied Up in the Knots of Sin" (2007)) / (writer: "I Can Hear the Bells", "Ladies' Choice", "(It's) Hairspray", "Come So Far (Got So Far To Go)", "Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now")
 2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (Documentary) (music: "You Can't Stop the Beat", "Welcome to the 60s")
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "A Comedian at the Oscars")
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Derailed (2007) ... (music: "Good Morning, Baltimore")
 2005 Rumor Has It... (producer: "Pasadena Girl", "Face of a Faith", "Baby, You've Got What It Takes")
 2004 Team America: World Police (producer: "America F**k Yeah (Bummer Remix)) / (writer: "Everyone Has Aids", "Derka Derk (Terrorist Theme)")
  Biography (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode, 2004) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2004)
- Bette Midler (2004) ... (arranger: "Wind Beneath My Wings") / (lyrics: "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)")
 2004 The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Get Off The Stage")
 2003 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (lyrics: "Fun, Fun, Fun", "Clean Up") / (music: "Fun, Fun, Fun", "Clean Up")
 2003 Marci X ("Power in My Purse", "Let's Wait" / "Let's Date", "In the Butt", "Marci X") / (music: "Power in My Purse", "Let's Wait" / "Let's Date", "Woman of Color", "In the Butt", "Marci X") / (producer: "Power in My Purse", "Woman of Color", "In the Butt", "Marci X")
 2003 The 57th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "You Can't Stop the Beat") / (music: "You Can't Stop the Beat")
 2003 Down with Love (lyrics: "Here's to Love") / (music: "Here's to Love") / (producer: "Down with Love", "Here's to Love")
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ("Annie to Empire")
 2002 Bowling for Columbine (Documentary) (writer: "Mountain Town" (1999))
 2001 A Prayer for America: Yankee Stadium Memorial (TV Special) (arranger: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 2001 Get Over It (music: "Dream of Me", "The Girl Inside")
 2001 How Harry Met Sally... (Video short documentary) (performer: "I Could Write a Book", "It Had to Be You" - uncredited)
 2000 Bette (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In My Life (2000) ... (writer: "Nobody Else But You")
 2000 Bedazzled (writer: "Dolphin Song")
 2000 The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Blame Canada")
 1999 South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut ("Mountain Town", "Wendy's Song", "It's Easy, Mmmkay", "Blame Canada", "What Would Brian Boitano Do?", "La Resistance (Medley)", "I'm Super", "The Mole's Reprise", "Mountain Town (Reprise)", "What Would Brian Boitano Do? Pt. II") / (performer: "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch") / (producer: "Mountain Town", "Uncle Fucka", "Wendy's Song", "It's Easy, Mmmkay", "Blame Canada", "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch", "What Would Brian Boitano Do?", "Up There", "La Resistance (Medley)", "I Can Change", "I'm Super", "The Mole's Reprise", "Mountain Town (Reprise)")
 1997 In & Out (arranger: "Hail To Thee O Greenleaf High") / (lyrics: "Hail To Thee O Greenleaf High")
 1997 George of the Jungle (arranger: "Man On The Flying Trapeze" (1867)) / (producer: "George Of The Jungle (Main Title)" (1996))
 1997 That Old Feeling (producer: "Somewhere Along The Way")
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi (arranger: "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free")
 1996/II Mother (producer: "Mrs. Robinson")
 1996 Bogus (writer: "The Best of Friends")
 1995 The American President (arranger: "I Have Dreamed")
 1995 Forget Paris (writer: "When You Love Someone")
 1995 Stuart Saves His Family (producer: "Silver Bells", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "What Makes A Family") / (writer: "What Makes A Family")
 1994 Speechless (arranger: "Count Your Blessings")
 1994 Bert (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sjön suger (1994) ... ("THING GETS WORK")
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "A Wink and a Smile")
 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (arranger: "The Greatest Medley Ever Told", "Get Up Offa That Thing / Dancing In The Street", "Oh Happy Day", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough") / (producer: "The Greatest Medley Ever Told", "Get Up Offa That Thing / Dancing In The Street", "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 1993 Addams Family Values ("Happy Turkey Day", "Eat Us")
 1993 For Love or Money (writer: "I Could Love a Man (Who Uses His Head)", "In Your Eyes")
 1993 Heart and Souls (music: "Mr. Hug-A-Bug") / (writer: "My Heart & Soul")
 1993 Hocus Pocus (arranger: "I Put a Spell on You") / (producer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (producer: "A Wink And A Smile") / (writer: "A Wink And A Smile")
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night ("Amateur Night Tango") / (lyrics: "Buddy, Buddy") / (music: "Buddy, Buddy")
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1991) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1992) (arranger - 1 episode, 1988)
- Episode dated 21 May 1992 (1992) ... (lyrics: "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)")
- Episode dated 22 November 1991 (1991) ... (writer: "Otto Titsling")
- Episode dated 16 December 1988 (1988) ... (arranger: "Under The Boardwalk", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today")
- Episode dated 17 December 1985 (1985) ... (writer: "Fit or Fat")
 1991 For the Boys (writer: "Dixie's Dream")
 1991 The Addams Family (music: "Mamushka")
 1991 City Slickers (writer: "WHERE DID MY HEART GO?" (1991))
 1991 Scenes from a Mall (producer: "You Do Something to Me")
 1990 The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (arranger: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (writer: "Lady's Lunch", "The Tables Have Turned")
 1988 Beaches (arranger: "Under The Boardwalk", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "I've Still Got My Health", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", "Otto Titsling", "I Know You By Heart", "The Glory Of Love", "Baby Mine", "Oh Industry", "The Friendship Theme") / (lyrics: "Otto Titsling") / (music: "Otto Titsling")
 1988 The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (arranger: "Medley")
 1988 Big Business (arranger: "MUSIC BOX DANCER") / (lyrics: "LITTLE OLE LADY")
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He and Scott Wittman composed an original score and music for the musical stage adaptation of Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding's book, "Catch Me if You Can", at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Aaron Tveit (played Frank Abagnale Jr.), Kerry Butler, Norbert Leo Butz (played "Carl Hanratty FBI") and Tom... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Marc 'Marc' Shaiman
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Along with his partner, Scott Wittman, he is developing a musical version of Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002). See more »

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Frequently works with Rob Reiner

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Libra

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