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Martin Charnin

Songwriter ("Easy Come, Easy Go"), composer, actor and author. He performed in the Broadway stage production of "West Side Story", and wrote the lyrics for other stage offerings, including the off-Broadway production "Fallout", Julius Monk's night club revues, the Broadway show "The Girls Against the Boys", and the 1964 New York World's Fair show ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Shrek 2
Shrek 2 Soundtrack
School of Rock
School of Rock Soundtrack
Austin Powers in Goldmember
You've Got Mail
You've Got Mail Soundtrack


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 2016 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christina Applegate/Adrienne C. Moore/Lukas Graham (2016) ... (writer: "Mama Said")
 2016 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Will Ferrell/Hannibal Buress/Dustin Lynch (2016) ... (lyrics: "Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Robert De Niro/Ariana Grande/Duran Duran (2015) ... (lyrics: "Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 2015 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Maternal Combustion (2015) ... (lyrics: "It's the Hard Knock Life" - uncredited)
 2014 Annie (2014 Film version, "Maybe", "It's The Hard-Knock Life", "Tomorrow", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here ", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (2014 Film Version)", "Something Was Missing", "Little Girls (2014 Film Version)", "N.Y.C.", "Easy Street (2014 Film Version)", "I Don't Need Anything But You (2014 Film Version)")
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Finals: Part 1 (2014) ... (writer: "It's the Hard Knock Life")
 2014 The Voice Kids (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 5 (2014) ... (lyrics: "Tomorrow")
  Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012)
- Opening Night (2014) ... (writer: "NYC" - uncredited)
- Lights Out (2013) ... (writer: "Little Girls" - uncredited)
- Makeover (2012) ... (lyrics: "The Way You Look Tonight / You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile" - uncredited)
 2013 Since I Don't Have You (writer: "Tomorrow")
 2013 The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "It's The Hard Knock Life", "Little Girls")
 2013 The Office (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- A.A.R.M. (2013) ... (lyrics: "You're Never Fully Dressed without a Smile")
 2013 Matzav Ha'Uma (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.29 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Machar")
 2012 Blue Bloods (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Life We Chose (2012) ... (writer: "I Don't Need Anything But You" - uncredited)
 2012 Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony (TV Special) (lyrics: "Tomorrow")
 2010 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.64 (2010) ... (lyrics: "Tomorrow" - uncredited)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode, 2003) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2010)
- Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (2010) ... (lyrics: "Don't Laugh")
- Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003) ... ("Tomorrow")
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (lyrics: "Tomorrow")
 2010 Shrek Forever After (writer: "Tomorrow")
 2010 Nurse Jackie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Comfort Food (2010) ... (writer: "Annie: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" - uncredited)
 2010 Angels in New York (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Tomorrow")
 2009 Family Guy (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Brian's Got a Brand New Bag (2009) ... (lyrics: "Maybe" - uncredited)
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Neil Patrick Harris/Taylor Swift (2009) ... (writer: "Tomorrow")
 2008 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gavin Volure (2008) ... (writer: "Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 2008 Igor (writer: "Tomorrow")
 2007 Fred Claus (writer: "Tomorrow")
 2006 Life After Tomorrow (Documentary) (lyrics: "Tomorrow", "It's The Hard-Knock Life", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile")
 2006 Crumbs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Maybe I'm Tony Randall ... (writer: "Tomorrow")
 2005 Just Like Heaven (writer: "Tomorrow" (from the Broadway Musical "Annie"))
 2004 Shrek 2 (writer: "Tomorrow" (1977))
 2003 School of Rock ("Tomorrow")
 2003 Lea Salonga Live (Video documentary) (writer: "Tomorrow")
 2002 Stars in Their Eyes Kids (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... (writer: "Tomorrow")
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember (writer: "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem - Dr. Evil Mix)")
 2002 Like Mike ("Tomorrow")
 2001 Popular (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Promblems (2001) ... (writer: "It's the Hard-Knock Life")
 2000 Daria (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Loathe a Parade (2000) ... (writer: "It's the Hard-Knock Life")
 1999 Annie (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Maybe", "It's The Hard Knock Life", "It's The Hard Knock Life (Reprise)", "Tomorrow", "Tomorrow (Reprise #1)", "Little Girls", "Little Girls (Reprise #1)", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "N.Y.C.", "Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile", "Easy Street", "Something Was Missing", "I Don't Need Anything But You", "Maybe (Reprise)", "Tomorrow (Reprise #2)", "Little Girls (Reprise #2)", "I Don't Need Anything But You (Reprise)", "Easy Street (Reprise)")
 1999 Pushing Tin ("Tomorrow")
 1998 You've Got Mail (writer: "Tomorrow")
 1998 Dorbees: Making Decisions (Video short) (writer: "Tomorrow")
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Tomorrow")
 1996 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Lost Chords (1996) ... (lyrics: "Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 1994 Camp Nowhere (lyrics: "TOMORROW")
 1994 Serial Mom (writer: "TOMORROW")
 1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Thanksgiving Story (1993) ... (writer: "Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 1993 Addams Family Values ("Tomorrow")
 1993 Memory (TV Movie) (lyrics: "No vas mai ben vestit si no somrius")
 1993 Dave (lyrics: "Tomorrow" (1977))
 1990 Cheers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Veggie-Boyd (1990) ... (lyrics: "Tomorrow")
 1989 Ha-Hofesh Ha'Acharon (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1989) ... (lyrics: "BaBoker (Tomorrow)")
 1988 Emu's Wide World (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (1988) ... (lyrics: "Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 1987 Ishtar (lyrics: "Tomorrow")
 1987 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Boy About the House (1987) ... ("Tomorrow", uncredited)
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Easy Street")
 1983 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.1 (1983) ... (writer: "Tomorrow")
 1982 Annie (lyrics: "Tomorrow (Opening Titles)", "Maybe", "It's The Hard-Knock Life", "Dumb Dog", "Sandy", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "Little Girls", "Maybe (Reprise)", "Let's Go To The Movies", "We Got Annie", "Sign", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Dressed Children)", "Tomorrow (White House Version)", "Easy Street", "Maybe (Same Effect On Everyone)", "Finale Medley: I Don't Need Anything But You/We Got Annie/Tomorrow", "Tomorrow (End Credits)" - uncredited)
 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Tomorrow")
 1979 The 33rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "A Little Bit More")
 1978 A Special Sesame Street Christmas (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 1978 All in the Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- End in Sight (1978) ... (lyrics: "Tomorrow")
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Petula Clark (1978) ... (writer: "Tomorrow")
 1977 The 'Annie' Christmas Show (TV Movie) (lyrics: "It's Christmas" - uncredited)
 1977 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New York Week: Shubert Alley (1977) ... (writer: "Tomorrow", "N.Y.C.")
 1977 The 31st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Tomorrow", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile", "Easy Street", "Tomorrow (Reprise)")
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Music department (5 credits)
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Self (9 credits)

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Stage Play: Annie. Musical comedy. Musical Director: Peter Howard. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Martin Charnin. Book by Thomas Meehan. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Dance arrangements by Peter Howard. Based on "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray. "Little Orphan Annie" used by permission of Chicago Tribune - New York News ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Marty Charnin

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You're never fully dressed without a smile.


Won Broadway's 1977 Tony Award as Best Score, comprising his lyrics and Charles Strouse's music, for "Annie," a show for which he was also nominated as Best Director (Musical). In 1982, he had similar dual Tony nominations for "The First:" as Best Director (Musical), and, with collaborator Joel Siegel, as Best Book (Musical).

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