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Sherman Edwards (I) (1919–1981)

Composer and songwriter ("Wonderful, Wonderful", "Dungaree Doll", "See You in September"), he joined ASCAP in 1953 and collaborated musically with Hal David. His other popular-song compositions include "Broken-Hearted Melody", "Wind, Sand and Stars", "Johnny Get Angry" and "I Am". See full bio »

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1776
1776 Music Department
1972

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 2016 Supernatural (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Into the Mystic (2016) ... (music: "Wonderful! Wonderful!" - uncredited)
 2012 Desperate Housewives (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finishing the Hat (2012) ... (writer: "Wonderful! Wonderful!")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1 of 9 Voted Off (2010) ... (writer: "Didja Ever")
 2006 Infamous (writer: "Broken-Hearted Melody")
 1998 The 52nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Sit Down, John")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mitchell (1993) ... (writer: "Wonderful! Wonderful!" - uncredited)
 1991 Flirting (writer: "Johnny Get Angry" - as Edwards)
 1990 Nightbreed (music: "Johnny Get Angry" - uncredited)
 1989 Chances Are (writer: "WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL")
 1988 Purple People Eater (writer: "See You In September")
 1981 This Is Elvis (writer: "Frankfurt Special" - uncredited)
 1977 The Story of Elvis Presley (Documentary) (writer: "Frankfurt Special")
 1973 American Graffiti (writer: "See You In September")
 1972 1776 (lyrics: "Sit Down, John", "Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve", "Till Then", "The Lees of Old Virginia", "But, Mr. Adams", "Yours, Yours, Yours", "He Plays the Violin", "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men", "Momma Look Sharp", "The Egg", "Molasses to Rum", "Is Anybody There?", "Finale") / (music: "Sit Down, John", "Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve", "Till Then", "The Lees of Old Virginia", "But, Mr. Adams", "Yours, Yours, Yours", "He Plays the Violin", "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men", "Momma Look Sharp", "The Egg", "Molasses to Rum", "Is Anybody There?", "Finale")
 1971 Our American Musical Heritage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 September 1971 (1971) ... (writer: "Molasses to Rum" - uncredited)
 1969 The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Momma, Look Sharp")
 1962 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Big Star (1962) ... (writer: "Big Star")
 1962 Kid Galahad (writer: "Home Is Where the Heart Is", "A Whistling Tune")
 1962 Follow That Dream ("I'm Not the Marrying Kind")
 1960 Flaming Star (writer: "Flaming Star")
 1960 G.I. Blues (writer: "Frankfort Special", "Big Boots", "Didja Ever")
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(January 24, 2013 to February 24, 2013) He wrote the music and lyrics for the musical, "1776," at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with John Allen Bailes (Lewis Morris); Paul Binotto (Robert Livingston); Jeffrey Carpenter (John Hancock); Jeremy Czarniak (James Wilson); Jarod DiGiorgi (Rev. John Witherspoon); ... See more »
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A former history teacher who had majored in the subject at NYU and Cornell, he developed his musical "1776" from his love for the men involved in the story and the period in which they lived. For the 1969 musical, he received a New York Drama Critics' Award and two Tony Awards. See more »

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