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Lynn Ahrens

Lynn Ahrens was born on October 1, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Lucky Stiff (lyrics: "Mr. Witherspoon's Friday Night", "Mr. Witherspoon Got a Telegram ", "Good to Be Alive", "Rita's Confession", "Monte Carlo", "Dogs Versus You", "The Phone Call", "Speaking French", "Times Like This", "Fancy Meeting You Here", "Nice", "Harry's Nightmare", "Luigi's Death", "Lucky Stiff", "Fancy Meeting You Here (Reprise)", "Good to Be Alive (Reprise)")
 2014 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Louis C.K./Amy Sedaris/Andy Karl (2014) ... (writer: "Keep On Standing")
 2013 The Dirties (writer: "It's Possible (in McElligot's Pool)")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Live Semi Final (2012) ... (lyrics: "Here's Where I Stand")
 2010 Angels in New York (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Mama Will Provide", "Waiting For Life")
  Schoolhouse Rock! (TV Series) (writer - 22 episodes, 1973 - 2009) (performer - 10 episodes, 1973 - 2009)
- The Rainforest (2009) ... (writer: "The Rainforest")
- Solar Power to the People (2009) ... (performer: "Solar Power to the People") / (writer: "Solar Power to the People")
- The Trash Can Band (2009) ... (performer: "The Trash Can Band") / (writer: "The Trash Can Band")
- The Little Things We Do (2009) ... (performer: "The Little Things We Do") / (writer: "The Little Things We Do")
- Report from the North Pole (2009) ... (performer: "Report from the North Pole")
 2004 A Christmas Carol: The Musical (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Jolly Good Time", "Nothing to Do With Me Pt. 1", "Nothing to Do With Me Pt. 2", "You Mean More to Me", "Link by Link", "Lights of Long Ago", "God Bless Us Everyone", "A Place Called Home", "Mr. Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball", "A Place Called Home (Reprise)", "Abundance and Charity", "Christmas Together", "Dancing on Your Grave", "You Mean More to Me (reprise)", "Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today/God Bless Us Every One (reprise)", "What a Day, What a Sky" - uncredited)
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mind Hunters (2004) ... (writer: "Victim Of Gravity")
 2003 Camp (lyrics: "I Sing for You", "Here's Where I Stand")
 2001 The Practice (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Public Servants (2001) ... (lyrics: "Till We Reach That Day")
 1998 Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (Video) (lyrics: "Christmas in Oberndorf", "Things That I've Collected")
 1998 The 52nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Ragtime")
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Journey To The Past")
 1997 Anastasia (lyrics: "Once Upon a December" (Prologue), "A Rumor in St. Petersburg", "Journey to the Past", "Once Upon a December", "In the Dark of the Night", "Learn to Do It", "Learn to Do It" (Waltz Reprise), "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)", "Once Upon a December" (Reunion), "At the Beginning", "Once Upon A December")
 1997 The Magical Journey of 'Anastasia' (Video documentary short) (lyrics: "A Rumor in St. Petersburg", "Journey to the Past", "Learn to Do It", "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)")
 1991 The 45th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "The Human Heart", "Mama Will Provide")
 1987 Schoolhouse Rock!: The Greatest Show on Earth (Video short) (writer: "The Greatest Show on Earth")
 1983 No Big Deal (TV Movie) (lyrics: "No Big Deal", "Give Your Heart Away")
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She wrote the book and lyrics for the musical, "Once On This Island", at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Stephen Flaherty composed the music. See more »

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Won Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Original Musical Score, her lyrics with music by collaborator Stephen Flaherty, for "Ragtime." She had previously been twice nominated in 1991 for "Once on this Island": as Best Book (Musical), and, also in collaboration with Flaherty, as Best Score (Musical). See more »

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