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Cy Coleman (1929–2004)

Songwriter ("Witchcraft", "Big Spender", "Hey, Look Me Over"), composer and pianist, educated at the High School of Music and Art and the New York College of Music. He also studied with Rudolph Gruen (on scholarship) and Adele Marcus. He gave his first piano recitals at age six in Steinway Hall and Town Hall in New York. Later, he led his own trio... See full bio »

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 2014 Think Like a Man Too (writer: "Big Spender")
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Week 5: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (writer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
- Week 3: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (writer: "If My Friends Could See Me Now" - uncredited)
- Week 3 (2014) ... (writer: "If My Friends Could See Me Now" - uncredited)
 2013 American Hustle (writer: "I've Got Your Number")
 2013 Sleepy Hollow (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blood Moon (2013) ... (writer: "Witchcraft" - uncredited)
 2009-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Week 1: Performance Show (2013) ... (writer: "Witchcraft")
- Week 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Big Spender")
- Round Six (2011) ... (writer: "Big Spender")
- Round One: The Women (2009) ... (writer: "The Best Is Yet to Come" - uncredited)
 2013 Bunheads (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Next (2013) ... (music: "If My Friends Could See Me Now")
 2012 Celebrity Big Brother (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Day 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.31 (2011) ... (music: "The Best Is Yet to Come" - uncredited)
 2011 Tower Heist (writer: "Hey, Look Me Over")
  Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Purple Piano Project (2011) ... (writer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
- Dream On (2010) ... (music: "Hey, Big Spender" - uncredited)
 2010 The Apprentice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Club (2010) ... (writer: "You Fascinate Me So" - uncredited)
  Confessions of a Horror Baby (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Stay Awake (2010) ... (lyrics: "Big Spender") / (music: "Big Spender")
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.3 (2010) ... (writer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2006)
- Meet the Top 11 (2010) ... (music: "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This")
- Top Four Perform (2009) ... (music: "The Best Is Yet to Come")
- Top 14 Perform (2009) ... (music: "Rich Man's Frug")
- Top 4: The Finale (2006) ... (lyrics: "Big Spender")
 2010 House M.D. (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Remorse (2010) ... (music: "Why Try to Change Me Now" - uncredited)
 2009 BBC Electric Proms (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dame Shirley Bassey (2009) ... (writer: "Big Spender")
 2009 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (Documentary) (writer: "Playboy's Theme" (Instrumental))
 2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.5 (2008) ... (writer: "Hey Big Spender")
- Episode #5.3 (2008) ... (writer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 2008 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Karaoke Classics (2008) ... (writer: "Big Spender")
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 20 Perform (2008) ... (writer: "Big Spender")
 2008 Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You (Video) (writer: "The Best Is Yet to Come")
 2007 Divas of Disco (Video) (writer: "If My Friends Could See Me Now")
 1999-2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (music - 2 episodes)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (music: "When in Rome", "The Best Is Yet to Come")
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (music: "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 2007 Grow Your Own (writer: "Big Spender")
 2007 The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Look Around")
 2007 The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dancin' with the Dolls (2007) ... (writer: "The Pink Panther Theme/Fever/Big Spender Medley")
 2007 Razzle Dazzle (writer: "Hey Big Spender")
 2006 Tony Bennett: An American Classic (TV Special) (writer: "The Best Is Yet to Come")
 2006 Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (Video) (music: "The Best is Yet to Come")
 2006 Inland Empire (writer: "The Colors of My Life")
 2006 Bernard and Doris (writer: "The Best Is Yet to Come")
 2006 Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Las Vegas Special (2006) ... (writer: "Big Spender")
 2006 Suite Dreams (music: "If My Friends Could See Me Now")
 2005 Las Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everything Old Is You Again (2005) ... (writer: "The Best Is Yet To Come")
 2005 Nynne (writer: "Big Spender")
 2005 Bewitched (music: "Witchcraft" (1957))
 2005 The 59th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Big Spender/If My Friends Could See Me Now/I'm a Brass Band")
 2005 Son of the Mask (writer: "If My Friends Could See Me Now")
 2004 Playboy: 50 Years of Playmates (Video documentary) (writer: "Playboy's Theme For Playboy")
 2004 Mr 3000 (writer: "The Best is Yet to Come")
  Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode, 2004) (music - 1 episode, 2001)
- Broadway's Lost Treasures II (2004) ... (A medley from "Sweet Charity")
- My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001) ... (music: "I'm a Brass Band")
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (writer: "Big Spender")
 2004 Huips (TV Movie) (arranger: "Big Spender") / (writer: "Big Spender")
 2003-2004 7th Heaven (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Angel (2004) ... (writer: "The Rhythm of Life")
- I Love Lucy (2003) ... (writer: "The Best Is Yet to Come" - uncredited)
 2003 A Guy Thing (writer: "The Best Is Yet To Come")
 2002 Sinatra: The Classic Duets (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Witchcraft" - uncredited)
 2002 Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Playboy's Theme")
 2001 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- From Broadway: Fosse (2001) ... (music: "Big Spender", "Rich Man's Frug")
 2001 Grounded for Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mrs. Finnerty, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (2001) ... (writer: "Big Spender")
 2001 Heartbreakers (writer: "The Best Is Yet To Come")
 2000 Mirrorball (TV Short) (music: "The Rhythm of Life" - uncredited)
 2000 What Women Want (writer: "The Best Is Yet To Come")
 2000 Lucky Numbers (writer: "Big Spender")
 2000 Space Cowboys (writer: "THE BEST IS YET TO COME")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Little Things (2000) ... (music: "If My Friends Could See Me Now" - uncredited)
 2000 Circus (writer: "Big Spender")
 2000 Return to Me (music: "The Best Is Yet to Come")
 2000 Saving Grace (writer: "Witchcraft")
 1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (writer: "Big Spender")
 1999 The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Boom Boom")
 1999 Caroline in the City (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Caroline and the 2000th Strip (1999) ... (music: "If My Friends Could See Me Now" - uncredited)
 1999 Analyze This (writer: "The Best Is Yet To Come")
 1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang (1999) ... (writer: "The Best is Yet to Come")
 1999 The Corruptor (writer: "The Best Is Yet to Come")
 1998 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Honey, It's Doomsday (1998) ... (writer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 1998 Little Voice (music: "Big Spender" (1965))
 1998 Ronin (writer: "Our Favorite Son")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- We Have Cleared the Tower (1998) ... (writer: "Witchcraft")
- 1968 (1998) ... (writer: "Witchcraft")
 1997 The Game (writer: "The Best Is Yet To Come")
 1997 Shooting Stars (writer: "Doop doo de doop (a doodling'song)")
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "My Body")
 1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Sweet Charity (1997) ... (music: "Witchcraft")
 1996 Muppets Tonight (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Tony Bennett (1996) ... (music: "Firefly" - uncredited)
 1996 Ik ben je moeder niet (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Peepshow (1996) ... (music: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 1991-1996 The Simpsons (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Two Bad Neighbors (1996) ... ("Big Spender", uncredited)
- A Streetcar Named Marge (1992) ... ("Hey Look Me Over", uncredited)
- Bart the Murderer (1991) ... ("Witchcraft", uncredited)
 1995 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 January 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "The Best Is Yet to Come")
 1994 Mickey's Fun Songs: Let's Go to the Circus (Video short) (music: "Join the Circus")
 1993 Baywatch (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Child Inside (1993) ... (music: "The Best Is Yet to Come" - uncredited)
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (writer: "Witchcraft")
 1993 Hocus Pocus (writer: "Witchcraft")
 1992 Hoffa (writer: "Hey Look Me Over")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hercules Unchained (1992) ... (writer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 1992 Fish Police (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- A Fish Out of Water (1992) ... (music: "Big Spender")
 1992 Sharon, Lois & Bram Sing A to Z (Video) ("Come Follow the Band")
 1991 Off and Running (writer: "BIG SPENDER")
 1991 The 45th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Will-A-Mania", "Favorite Son")
 1991 Madonna: Truth or Dare (Documentary) (writer: "Big Spender")
 1990 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1990) ... (writer: "Get Happy")
 1990 The 44th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "What You Don't Know About Women", "You're Nothing Without Me")
 1989 Cold Justice (writer: "BIG SPENDER")
 1989 Scandal (music: "Witchcraft")
 1989 Queen: Rare Live - A Concert Through Time and Space (Video) (writer: "Big Spender/Jailhouse Rock/Stupid Cupid")
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (writer: "Witchcraft" - as Coleman)
 1988 Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Comedy Ain't No Joke") / (music: "Comedy Ain't No Joke")
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "I'm A Brass Band")
 1986 Queen Live at Wembley '86 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Big Spender")
 1985 Bassey: You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet (Video) (music: "Nobody Does It Like Me", "Big Spender")
 1985 European Vacation (writer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 1985 The 39th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie) (music: "Hey, Look Me Over!", "I've Got Your Number", "Big Spender", "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This", "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "It's Not Where You Start", "Join the Circus", "Our Private World", "Hey There, Good Times", "You There in the Back Row") / (performer: "You There in the Back Row")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (music: "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This")
 1984 Micki + Maude (writer: "Witchcraft")
 1984 Blame It on Rio (music: "Blame It On Rio", "I Must Be Doing Something Right")
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie) (music: "If My Friends Could See Me Now")
 1982 Frank Sinatra: Concert for the Americas (Video) (music: "The Best Is Yet To Come")
 1981 This Is Elvis ("Witchcraft")
 1980 The 34th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Come Follow the Band", "There Is a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute")
 1979 Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party (TV Movie) (writer: "Playboy's Theme" - uncredited)
 1979 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 March 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "If My Friends Could See Me Now")
 1976-1979 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Leslie Uggams (1979) ... (music: "Hey There, Good Times" - uncredited)
- Valerie Harper (1976) ... (music: "Nobody Does It like Me")
- Candice Bergen (1976) ... (music: "It's Not Where You Start")
 1979 Candy Goes to Hollywood (writer: "Hey Big Spender" - uncredited)
 1978 The 32nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "On The Twentieth Century")
 1978 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.34 (1978) ... (music: "If My Friends Could See Me Now" - uncredited)
 1977 The 31st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "I Love My Wife", "Married Couple Seeks Married Couple", "Hey There, Good Times")
 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1976) ... (lyrics: "New York, New York / The Fleet's In / Hey, Big Spender/ Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? / Ten Cents a Dance")
 1975 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- 1975 Christmas Show (1975) ... (music: "Big Spender")
 1975 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 October 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "When In Rome" - uncredited)
 1973-1975 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 April 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Nobody Does It like Me")
- Episode dated 14 August 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "If My Friends Could See Me Now")
- Episode dated 19 July 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Where Am I Going?")
- Episode dated 15 February 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "If My Friends Could See Me Now")
- Episode dated 8 February 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Hey, Look Me Over")
 1974 Double Header (writer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid (music: "The Theme From the Heartbreak Kid")
 1972 Columbo (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dagger of the Mind (1972) ... ("Pass Me By", uncredited)
 1972 Tony Bennett at the Talk of the Town (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... (music: "Baby Dream Your Dream")
 1969 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Kathy Jo's First Birthday (1969) ... (music: "Real Live Girl" - uncredited)
 1969 Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway (TV Movie) (music: "If My Friends Could See Me Now")
 1969 Sweet Charity (music: "My Personal Property", "Big Spender", "Rich Man's Frug", "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This", "It's a Nice Face", "The Rhythm of Life", "Sweet Charity", "I'm a Brass Band", "I Love to Cry at Weddings", "Where Am I Going?" - uncredited)
 1968 Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing (TV Movie) (music: "Wherre Am I Going?" - uncredited)
 1968 A Family Thing (TV Special) (writer: "A Doodlin' Song")
 1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Lucy and Carol Burnett: Part 2 (1967) ... (music: "Hey, Look Me Over" - uncredited)
 1966 A Man Called Adam (music: "Playboy Theme" ("Crack Up"))
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (music: "Witchcraft" - uncredited)
  Shindig! (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 1965) (writer - 2 episodes, 1965)
- Episode #2.29 (1965) ... (music: "Hey Look Me Over")
- Shindig in Europe: Part 1 (1965) ... (music: "Witchcraft") / (writer: "Witchcraft")
- Episode #2.21 (1965) ... (writer: "Witchcraft")
- Episode #1.24 (1965) ... (music: "Real Live Girl")
 1965 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (TV Special) (music: "Witchcraft" - uncredited)
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Seven Year Wretch (1965) ... (music: "Pass Me By" - uncredited)
 1964 Coronation Street (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.421 (1964) ... (music: "Hey, Look Me Over" - uncredited)
 1964 Father Goose (music: "Pass Me By")
  The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1964) (writer - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail (1964) ... (music: "I've Got Your Number" - uncredited)
- Too Many Stars (1963) ... (writer: "A Doodlin' Song" - uncredited)
 1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Danny and the Actor's School (1960) ... (writer: "It Amazes Me" - uncredited)
 1960 Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley (TV Special) (writer: "Witchcraft" (uncredited), "Witchcraft")
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jeannie Carson (1958) ... (music: "Witchcraft" - uncredited)
 1952 Screenliner: Recording Session (Short) (arranger: "A Paganini Theme") / (performer: "You're Driving Me Crazy", "Alouette", "A Paganini Theme")
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Stage: Wrote music for "Sweet Charity". Musical. Performed at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois, with Summer Naomi Smart in the cast. The crew included Jim Corti (director), Jesse Klug (lighting designer), and Mitzi Hamilton (choreographer). See more »

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Won three Tony Awards: in 1978, as Best Score, his music with lyrics by frequent collaborators Betty Comden and Adolph Green for "On the Twentieth Century"; in 1990, as Best Score (Musical), his music with David Zippel's lyrics for "City of Angels"; and in 1991 as Best Score (Musical), his music with lyrics by Comden and Green for "The Will Rogers Follies." In addition, he was Tony-nominated ... See more »

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