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Ed Kleban (–1987)


He was awarded the 2013 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Midsize Musical Production for "A Class Act" at the Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more trivia »


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Known For

A Chorus Line
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 2014 Muppets Most Wanted (writer: "I Hope I Get It" - as Edward Kleban)
 2013 The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "I Like to Be on a TV Show/You Gotta Get a Series/Television Sucks/What I Did for Love")
  Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Lights Out (2013) ... (writer: "At the Ballet" - uncredited)
- Duets (2010) ... (lyrics: "Sing!" - uncredited)
- Audition (2010) ... (lyrics: "What I Did for Love" - uncredited)
 2013 Broadway Idiot (Documentary) (lyrics: "What I Did for Love")
 2012 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.10 (2012) ... (lyrics: "One")
 2010 Fringe (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Brown Betty (2010) ... (lyrics: "I Hope I Get It" - uncredited)
 2009 The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "What I Did For Love")
 2009 Fired Up! (writer: "One" from Chorus Line - as Edward Kleban)
 2008 Bedtime Stories (writer: "I Can Do That" - as Edward Kleban)
 2008 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Anne Hathaway/The Killers (2008) ... (lyrics: "What I Did for Love" - uncredited)
 2008 Meet Dave (lyrics: "One" - as Edward Kleban)
 2008/I Run for Your Life (Documentary) (writer: "One" from A Chorus Line - as Edward Kleban)
 2007 The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "I Hope I Get It", "One")
 2007 Shrek the Third (writer: "One" - as Edward Kleban)
 2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (Documentary) (writer: "I Hope I Get It")
 2007 La mandrágora (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 February 2007 (2007) ... ("One")
 2006 American Dreamz (writer: "One" - as Edward Kleban)
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- My Malpractical Decision (2004) ... (lyrics: "One" - uncredited)
 2004 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Wildcard Results Show (2004) ... (writer: "What I Did for Love")
- Wildcard Performances (2004) ... (writer: "What I Did for Love")
 2004 The 58th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "What I Did for Love")
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (as Edward Kleban, "One")
 2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- What I'll Never Do for Love Again (2002) ... (lyrics: "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three", "The Music and the Mirror", "What I Did for Love")
 2002 V premios Max de las artes escénicas (TV Special) (writer: "One" - as Edward Kleban)
 2001 Will & Grace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bed, Bath and Beyond (2001) ... (writer: "One" - as Edward Kleban, uncredited)
 2001 The 55th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Follow Your Star / Better / Self Portrait")
 2001 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Mini-Bike (2001) ... (lyrics: "I Hope I Get It" - uncredited)
 1999 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (lyrics: "Nothing", "One")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (lyrics - 6 episodes, 1992 - 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- The Space Children (1998) ... (lyrics: "One" - as Ed Kleban, uncredited)
- Escape 2000 (1996) ... (lyrics: "One")
- Operation Double 007 (1993) ... (lyrics: "One")
- I Accuse My Parents (1993) ... (writer: "What I Did for Love" - uncredited)
- The Human Duplicators (1992) ... (lyrics: "One")
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Treehouse of Horror V (1994) ... (lyrics: "One")
 1993 Memory (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Ball: 10, Cul: 3")
  Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1983 - 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1992)
- El erotismo y el 12 de Octubre (1992) ... (writer: "One (from A Chorus Line)")
- ¡Feliz 20 cumpleaños! (1992) ... (lyrics: "One")
- El debut de las secretarias (1983) ... (lyrics: "One")
 1990 Seinfeld (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Robbery (1990) ... (lyrics: "I Hope I Get It" - uncredited)
 1989 Happy Together (lyrics: "What I Did For Love")
 1988 The 42nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Music and the Mirror")
 1988 The 60th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "I Hope I Get It" (from "A Chorus Line"))
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "I Hope I Get It" - as Edward Kleban)
 1986 The 58th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Surprise, Surprise")
 1985 A Chorus Line (lyrics: "A Chorus Line" - as Edward Kleban) / (lyrics: "I Hope I Get It", "Who Am I Anyway?", "I Can Do That", "At the Ballet", "Surprise, Surprise", "Nothing", "Let Me Dance for You", "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three", "One", "What I Did for Love")
 1985 Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed (TV Movie) (lyrics: "One (Singular Sensation)" - uncredited)
 1981 Remember When... (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Birds and the Bees ... (lyrics: "What I Did For Love")
 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "What I Did For Love")
 1979 Martine (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Martine Show (1979) ... (lyrics: "Hé" (One))
 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.12 (1976) ... (lyrics: "What I Did For Love")
 1976 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1976) ... (lyrics: "One" - uncredited)
 1975 The Hindenburg (as Edward Kleban, "There's a Lot To Be Said for the Fuehrer")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He was lyricist for the musical, "A Chorus Line," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Marvin Hamlisch was composer. James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante wrote the book. See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Kleban

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Won Broadway's 1976 Tony Award as Best Score, his lyrics with Marvin Hamlisch's music, for "A Chorus Line." In 2001, he was nominated posthumously for Best Original Musical Score, music and lyrics, for the biographical :A Class Act." See more »

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