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Date of Birth 18 March 1927Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Birth NameJohn Harold Kander

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John Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as John Harold Kander.

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He and Fred Ebb were awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for "Chicago" (performed at Adelphi Theatre) for Oustanding Musical Production of 1997 season.
Has won four Tony Awards: in 1967, as Best Composer and Lyricist, with collaborator Fred Ebb, and for music as part of Best Musical win for "Cabaret;" in 1981, as Best Score, his music with Ebb's lyrics, for "Woman of the Year;" and in 1993, as Best Score (Musical), his music with Ebb's lyrics, for "Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical," in a tie with Pete Townshend for "The Who's Tommy." He has also been nominated seven other times, always in collaboration with Ebb: in 1968, as Best Composer and Lyricist and his music as part of a Best Musical nomination for "The Happy Time;" in 1969, his music as part of a Best Musical nomination for "Zorba;" in 1976, as Best Score for "Chicago;" in 1978, as Best Score for "The Act;" in 1984, as Best Score for "The Rink;" and in 1997, as Best Original Musical Score, for "Steel Pier."
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.
Terrence McNally, Fred Ebb and he were all awarded the 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Adaptation for "The Visit", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Fred Ebb and his musical, "Cabaret", at Drury Lane Productions in Chicago, Illinois, was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Musical (Large).
Fred Ebb and his musical, "Cabaret" at The Hypocrites Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2011 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Musical.
He was awarded the 2013 American National Medal of the Arts for his services to theatre.

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