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Biography

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 22 October 1959New Jersey, USA

Mini Bio (1)

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, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short or Barbra Streisand. His first important score for cinema is Misery (1990) (directed by Rob Reiner) and then he scored movies for Ron Underwood (City Slickers (1991), Hearts and Souls (1995)), Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Forget Paris (1995)), Barry Sonnenfeld (The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993)), Sam Weisman (George of the Jungle (1997)) or Rob Reiner (Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), A Few Good Men (1992), North (1994), The American President (1995)).

Shaiman has raised a unique place in film music industry, with a great talent for musicals and songs, getting great reviews with his acclaimed scores for The American President (1995), Patch Adams (1998), Simon Birch (1998) or South Park (1997) (with wonderful songs). Shaiman won Grammy and Emmy Awards and the Tony Award for his musical, "Hairspray". He has been nominated for the Oscars and still works in musical stages and cinema scores. Shaiman has also appeared as an actor in some movies, many times paying the piano.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sergio Hardasmal

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently works with Rob Reiner

Trivia (7)

Began work as music director for Bette Midler's stage shows.
On Saturday Night Live (1975), Marc had a recurring role as the Sweeney Sisters pianist, Skip. Skip's always stayed silent during those skits. He eventually returned to Saturday Night Live (1975) on the night of 1-13-1990 episode with Ed O'Neil and Harry Connick Jr. to perform alongside the Saturday Night Live (1975) Band as well as conducting the orchestra during Connick, Jr.'s performances.
Wore a blue pimp outfit to the The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000). Co-Best-Song-Nominees Matt Stone and Trey Parker wore provocative dresses.
Along with his partner, Scott Wittman, he is developing a musical version of Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002).
With Scott Wittman, won a 2003 Tony Award for Best Score of a Musical for "Hairspray".
His musical, "Hairspray" at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois was nominated for a 2012 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Musical Production (Large).
Playing himself and a few other characters in "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me", at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City. [August 2006]

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