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Sheldon Harnick

Sheldon Harnick was born on April 30, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Sheldon Mayer Harnick. He has been married to Margery Gray since October 1965. He was previously married to Elaine May and Mary Boatner. See full bio »
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 2016 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Chrissy Teigen/Mike Birbiglia/Adam Savage (2016) ... (lyrics: "Matchmaker", "Tradition")
 2012 BBC Proms (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Prom 59: John Wilson on Broadway (2012) ... (lyrics: "Little Tin Box")
 2011 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Will I Ever Tell You?", "Will He Like Me?")
 2010 Sex and the City 2 (writer: "Sunrise Sunset")
 2010 Spise med Price (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Den sidste nadver (2010) ... (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man" - uncredited)
 2009 Life During Wartime (writer: "Matchmaker, matchmaker")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.6 (2009) ... (writer: "Rich Girl" - uncredited)
 2009 Hachaverim Shel Naor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Prosecution (2009) ... (writer: "Rich Girl")
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (writer: "Rich Girl")
 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua (writer: "Rich Girl")
 2007 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Grasshopper Experiment (2007) ... (lyrics: "To Life" - uncredited)
 2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (Documentary) (writer: "Sunrise, Sunset", "Tradition")
 2006 Bring It On: All or Nothing (Video) (writer: "Rich Girl" - as Sheldon M. Harnick)
 2006 Last Holiday (writer: "Rich Girl")
 2006 Class Act (Documentary) (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man")
 2005 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Jews and Chinese Food (2005) ... (lyrics: "Tradition", "Do You Love Me?" - uncredited)
 2004 Beyond the Sea (writer: "Artificial Flowers" (1960))
 2004 The 58th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Tradition/Bottle Dance")
 2004 The Lion King 1 1/2 (Video) (writer: "Sunrise, Sunset")
  Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode, 2003) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003) ... ("If I Were a Rich Man")
- My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001) ... (lyrics: "When Did I Fall in Love?")
- The Best of Broadway (1985) ... (writer: "Little Old New York")
 2002 If I Were a Rich Man (writer: "Moi si j'étais riche" (adapted from "If I Were A Rich Man"))
 2002 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (2002) ... (writer: "Gdybym byl bogaczem")
 2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) (writer: "If I Were A Rich Man")
 2000 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with the Holiday Armadillo (2000) ... (writer: "Tradition" - uncredited)
 2000 That '70s Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Red Sees Red (2000) ... (lyrics: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 1999 Election (writer: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker")
 1999 Hit and Runway (writer: "If I Were A Rich Man")
 1991-1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (lyrics - 4 episodes)
- The Screaming Skull (1998) ... (lyrics: "Tevye's Dream" - uncredited)
- The Undead (1997) ... (lyrics: "Tevye's Dream" - uncredited)
- Teenage Caveman (1991) ... (lyrics: "If I Were a Rich Man")
- Time of the Apes (1991) ... (lyrics: "Prologue: Tradition")
 1997 The Collector (lyrics: "Nousee päivä")
 1995 Aaron's Magic Village (lyrics: "Remember", "A Credit to Chelm", "The Wisest of the Wise", "I'll Be Rich", "The Dumbest of the Dumb", "I'm a Lantuch", "A Husband")
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "Will He Like Me?" (1963))
 1995 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.2 (1995) ... (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man")
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bart's Girlfriend (1994) ... (writer: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 1994 North ("IF I WERE A RICH MAN")
 1994 The 48th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "I Don't Know His Name", "She Loves Me")
 1993 Mrs. Doubtfire (writer: "Matchmaker" - uncredited)
 1993 Addams Family Values ("Sunrise, Sunset")
 1991 The 45th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "If I Were a Rich Man")
 1990 Opportunity Knocks (writer: "Tradition")
  It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1987) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1987)
- No Baby, No Show (1987) ... (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man")
- Garry Met a Girl Named Maria (1987) ... (lyrics: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "The Name's LaGuardia", "Tradition")
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Robin Williams/Paul Simon (1986) ... (lyrics: "Sunrise, Sunset", "Matchmaker", "To Life", "If I Were a Rich Man" - uncredited)
 1984 Superstar (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 September 1984 (1984) ... (lyrics: "Si j'etais riche (If I Were a Rich Man)")
 1984 Blame It on Rio (lyrics: "Blame It On Rio", "I Must Be Doing Something Right")
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man")
 1982 Zeg 'ns Aaa (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- De flat (1982) ... (lyrics: "Als Ik Toch Eens Rijk Was" - uncredited)
 1981 The Way They Were (TV Special) (writer: "In The Beginning")
 1980 Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Movie) (writer: "Marriage Is Alive and Well" (title song))
 1979 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (lyrics: "Sunrise, sunset")
 1978 She Loves Me (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Good Morning, Good Day", "Sounds While Selling/Thank You, Madam", "No More Candy", "Three Letters", "Tonight at Eight", "I Don't Know His Name", "Perspective", "Ilona", "I Resolve", "Will He Like Me?", "Romantic Atmosphere", "Tango Tragique", "Dear Friend", "Try Me", "Where's My Shoe?", "Ice Cream", "She Loves Me", "A Trip to the Library", "Grand Knowing You", "Twelve Days to Christmas", "Ice Cream (Reprise)")
 1977 Sinatra and Friends (TV Special) (lyrics: "If I Were a Rich Man" - uncredited)
 1977 Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (performer: "I Look, And What Do I See?", "I'm Just a Rag Dolly/Poor Babette/A Miracle", "I'm Home", "Candy Hearts and Paper Flowers (Reprise)")
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 29 May 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Money medley - 'If I Were a Rich Man' / 'Money (Makes the World Go Round)' / 'You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two'")
- Episode dated 4 February 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "He Loves Me")
- Episode dated 2 April 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Fiddler on the Roof medley - 'Sunrise, Sunset', 'If I Were a Rich Man', 'Prologue', 'Tradition', 'Finale'")
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid (lyrics: "The Theme From the Heartbreak Kid")
 1972 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 October 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Fiddler on the Roof medley - 'Sunrise, Sunset', 'If I Were a Rich Man', 'Prologue', 'Tradition', 'Finale'")
 1971 Fiddler on the Roof (lyrics: "Tradition" (1964), "Matchmaker" (1964), "If I Were a Rich Man" (1964), "Sabbath Prayer" (1964), "To Life" (1964), "Tradition (reprise)" (1964), "Miracle of Miracles" (1964), "Tevye's Dream (The Tailor, Motel Komzoil)" (1964), "Sunrise, Sunset" (1964), "Do You Love Me?" (1964), "Far From the Home I Love" (1964), "Little Bird, Little Chavela" (1964), "Anatevka" (1964) - uncredited)
 1971 All in the Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood (1971) ... (lyrics: "Do You Love Me?" - uncredited)
 1970 Liza (TV Movie) (writer: "Tradition")
 1969 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Broadway's Best: 1969 (1969) ... (lyrics: "If I Were A Rich Man")
 1969 Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway (TV Movie) (lyrics: "If I Were a Rich Man")
 1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #22.20 (1969) ... (writer: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 1968 The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker")
 1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Love Is an Itch You Can't Scratch (1968) ... (writer: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 1968 Salesman (Documentary) (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man" - uncredited)
 1954 New Faces (lyrics: "Boston Beguine") / (music: "Boston Beguine")
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Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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"The Rothschilds," original musical; music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; book by Sherman Yellen; based on "The Rothschilds" by Frederic Morton; music orchestrated by Don Walker; musical direction and vocal arrangements by Milton L. Greene (as Milton Greene); dance arrangements by Clay Fullum; directed and ... See more »

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. See more »

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