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Mitch Leigh (1928–2014)

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Won two 1966 Tony Awards for "Man of La Mancha": for his music as part of the Best Musical win and as Best Composer and Lyricist with collaborator Joe Darion. Nineteen years later, in 1985, he was Tony-nominated as Best Director (Musical) for a revival of "The King and I" that was Yul Brynner's farewell appearance in his signature role as the King... See more trivia »

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 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.173 (2011) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited)
 2010 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.12 (2010) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited)
 2010 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Doom's IV #1/2 (2010) ... (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
 2007 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 10 (2007) ... (writer: "Man of la Mancha")
 2006 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- And the Plot Moistens (2006) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited)
 2006 American Dreamz (writer: "Impossible Dream")
 2005 History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony (Video documentary) (music: "The Impossible Dream")
  Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode, 2004) (music - 1 episode, 1999)
- Broadway's Lost Treasures II (2004) ... ("The Impossible Dream")
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (music: "Man of La Mancha")
 2003 The 57th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)")
 2002 Comedian (Documentary) (writer: "Cracker Jack Theme Song")
 1998 Celebrity (music: "The Impossible Dream" (1965))
 1996 Up Close & Personal (music: "The Impossible Dream")
 1993 Demolition Man (writer: "Nobody Doesn't Like Sara Lee")
 1991 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary Gala (1991) ... (music: "Man of La Mancha: The Impossible Dream")
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Catch a Falling Star - May 21, 1979 (1989) ... (music: "Medley from Man of La Mancha: Man of La Mancha / Dulcinea / The Impossible Dream", "Man of La Mancha: Overture", "Dulcinea" (partial), "The impossible Dream" (partial), "What Does He Want of Me?", "The Death Scene: Man of La Mancha" (reprise), "Finale Ultimo from 'Man of La Mancha' (The Impossible Dream)" - uncredited)
 1984 Fame (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Stages (1984) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited)
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie) (music: "Dulcinea")
 1980 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1980) ... (writer: "The impossible dream")
 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- John Cleese (1977) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream")
 1976 Rhoda (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- H-e-e-e-r-e's Johnny (1976) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" - uncredited)
 1972 The Julie Andrews Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (1972) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream")
 1972 Man of La Mancha (music: "Man of La Mancha" (I, Don Quixote), "It's All The Same", "Dulcinea", "I'm Only Thinking Of Him", "I Really Like Him", "The Barber's Song", "Golden Helmet of Mambrino", "Little Bird, Little Bird", "The Impossible Dream", "The Fight", "The Dubbing" (Knight of the Woeful Countenance), "The Abduction", "Aldonza", "A Little Gossip", "The Psalm") / (writer: "The Fight", "The Abduction")
 1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Love Rears Its Ugly Head (1970) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" - uncredited)
 1969 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Broadway's Best: 1969 (1969) ... (music: "Man of La Mancha" (I, Don Quixote), "The Impossible Dream")
 1967 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1967) ... (music: "Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote)")
 1967 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.23 (1967) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream")
 1967 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited)
 1966 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream")
 1966 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.23 (1966) ... (music: "Man of La Mancha" (I, Don Quixote) (partial), "What Does He Want of Me?", "The Impossible Dream", "Finale (The Impossible Dream))
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Personal Details

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He produced and directed Yul Brynner's farewell stage tour of "The King and I". See more »
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In 1957, he founded Music Makers, Inc., a radio and television commercial music publishing house, of which Leigh is artistic director. It was Music Makers, Inc., who, under Leigh's supervision, orchestrated the music for the stage production of "Man of La Mancha". See more »

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