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Mitch Leigh (1928–2014)

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He spent most of his career on Madison Avenue, writing commercial jingles for several clients, including L & M cigarettes, Ken-L Ration dog food, and the Sara Lee Corporation. See more trivia »

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Known For

Demolition Man
Demolition Man Soundtrack
(1993)
Behind the Candelabra
(2013)
Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha Music Department
(1972)
Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill Soundtrack
(2011)

Filmography

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 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Battles, Part 3 (2015) ... (writer: "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)")
 2013 From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook (TV Special) (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
  Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- 2013: Auditions 2 (2013) ... (writer: "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited)
- 2010: Live Semi-Final 3 (2010) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited)
 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 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Doom's IV #1/2 (2010) ... (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
 2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.24 (2008) ... (writer: "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited)
 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 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Grand Final (2005) ... (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
- Top 4 Performance Show: Elvis Presley (2005) ... (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
 2005 History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony (Video documentary) (music: "The Impossible Dream")
 2004-2005 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- American Idol's Top 9 Perform (2005) ... (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
- American Idol 2004 Finale (2004) ... (writer: "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")
 2004 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Group 1 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
 2003 The 57th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)")
 2002 Comedian (Documentary) (writer: "Cracker Jack Theme Song")
 2001 Felicity (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Your Money or Your Wife (2001) ... (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Troubled Water (1999) ... (music: "Dulcinea")
 1998 Celebrity (music: "The Impossible Dream" (1965))
 1996 Celtic Pride (music: "The Impossible Dream")
 1996 Up Close & Personal (music: "The Impossible Dream")
 1996 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ambulatory Abe/The Mouse of La Mancha (1996) ... (music: "Man of La Mancha" - uncredited)
 1993 Demolition Man (writer: "Nobody Doesn't Like Sara Lee")
 1993 La Florida (writer: "La Quete" ("The Impossible Dream") - as Mitch Leight)
 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)
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Dulcinea")
  Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1984) (music - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Monster That Devoured Las Vegas (1984) ... (writer: "To Dream The Impossible Dream")
- 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)
 1976 Gloria Gaynor - diskojen kuningatar (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Impossible Dream")
 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")
 1968 The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "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 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Show Must Go On (1967) ... (music: "The Impossible Dream" - uncredited)
 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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Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He composed music for the musical, "Man of La Mancha," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with John Raitt in the cast. Joe Darion was lyricist. Dale Wasserman wrote the book. See more »
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Trivia:

In 2001, the Yale University School of Music building was renamed Leigh Hall in honor of Mitch Leigh and his wife Abby. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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