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Alan Menken


Alan Menken born on July 22, 1949 in New Rochelle, New York, USA as Alan Irwin Menken. Composer, Actor and Artist, he is famous to working with the legendary Disney Studios since 1987. begun his career as a Composer in 1971 be composing for New York City Ballet and Jingles. He also works many works in the Cinema including as a Actor. His notable ... See full bio »
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 2015 Descendants (TV Movie) (writer: "Be Our Guest")
 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 6 (2015) ... (writer: "A Whole New World")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jeremy Piven/Ariana Grande/Joshua Topolsky (2015) ... (music: "Beauty and the Beast")
 2015 Galavant (TV Series) (music - 8 episodes)
- It's All in the Executions (2015) ... (music: "Galavant Finale", "We're Off On A Secret Mission", "Goodnight My Friend" - uncredited)
- My Cousin Izzy (2015) ... (music: "This Is The Moment", "A Happy Ending For Us" - uncredited)
- Dungeons and Dragon Lady (2015) ... (music: "I Love You", "A Day In Richard's Life", "Love Is Strange" - uncredited)
- Completely Mad... Alena (2015) ... (music: "Almost There", "No One But You", "Hey, Hey, We're The Monks", "If I Could Share My Life With You" - uncredited)
- Two Balls (2015) ... (music: "Galavant Recap", "Oy, What a Knight!", "Jackass in a Can", "Dance Until You Die" - uncredited)
 2015 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Loser Like Me (2015) ... (writer: "Suddenly Seymour" - uncredited)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Week 7 (2014) ... (writer: "Friend Like Me" - uncredited)
- Week 6: Halloween Special (2014) ... (writer: "Little Shop of Horrors" - uncredited)
- Week 3: Movie Special (2014) ... (writer: "Under the Sea", "Be Our Guest" - uncredited)
 2009-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Disney Night (2014) ... (writer: "Be Our Guest", "Under the Sea")
- Round Eight (2009) ... (writer: "Friend Like Me" - uncredited)
 2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Auditions 7 (2013) ... (music: "A Whole New World" - uncredited)
 2013 The Neighbors (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Sing Like a Larry Bird (Aka the Musical) (2013) ... (music: "Broadway Alien Song", "Giselle", "Broadway Alien Song (reprise)")
 2013 The Oscars (TV Special) (writer: "Be Our Guest")
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final Result (2012) ... (writer: "Go the Distance")
 2012 The 66th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Seize the Day", "Rise Up")
 2012/I Mirror Mirror (music: "I Believe In Love (Mirror Mirror Mix)")
 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- It's a Small World Holiday: Part One (2011) ... (writer: "Transformation")
- Ten Years of Disney's California Adventure (2011) ... (writer: "The Bells of Notre Dame", "Friend Like Me")
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog (music: "Howling at the Moon", "Howling at the Moon (End Credits Version)")
 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (music: "Star Spangled Man") / (producer: "Star Spangled Man")
 2011 The 65th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Raise Your Voice")
 2011 The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "I See The Light")
  Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- Dungeons and Dragons (2011) ... (writer: "Belle" - uncredited)
- Flubber (2010) ... (music: "Part of Your World" - uncredited)
 2011 The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) (music: "I See the Light" - uncredited)
 2010 Tangled (music: "Incantation Song", "When Will My Life Begin", "When Will My Life Begin Reprise 1", "Mother Knows Best", "Mother Knows Best Reprise", "I've Got a Dream", "I See the Light") / (producer: "When Will My Life Begin", "When Will My Life Begin Reprise 1", "Mother Knows Best", "Mother Knows Best Reprise", "I've Got a Dream", "I See the Light") / (writer: "Prologue", "Incantation Song", "The Tear Heals")
 2010 Total Drama (TV Series) (music - 19 episodes)
- Planes, Trains and Hot Air Mobiles (2010) ... (music: "I'm Gonna Make It")
- Rapa Phooey (2010) ... (music: "Condor")
- African Lying Safari (2010) ... (music: "Wake Up")
- Chinese Fake-Out (2010) ... (music: "A Chinese Lesson")
- Niagara Brawls (2010) ... (music: "Blanerific")
 2010 Disney Sing It: Family Hits (Video Game) (writer: "A Whole New World", "Be Our Guest")
 2010 She's Out of My League (writer: "Beauty And The Beast")
 2010 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.16 (2010) ... (writer: "La bella y la bestia (Beauty and the Beast)")
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Teacher (2009) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gerard Butler/Shakira (2009) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
 2009 BCN aixeca el teló (TV Movie) (writer: "Beauty and the Beast")
 2009 David Garrett Live in Berlin (TV Movie) (writer: "A Whole New World")
  The New Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode dated 12 May 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Little Shop of Horrors", "Under the Sea", "Colors of the Wind", "A Whole New World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Little Shop of Horrors", "Under the Sea", "Colors of the Wind", "A Whole New World" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 23 April 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Raise Your Voice")
 2008 Op zoek naar Joseph (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show #4 (2008) ... (writer: "Proud of your boy")
 2008 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (Video) (writer: "Part of Your World")
 2008 The 62nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Part of Your World")
 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "Happy Working Song", "That's How You Know", "So Close")
 2007 Enchanted (music: "True Love's Kiss", "Happy Working Song", "Part of Your World", "That's How You Know", "Beauty and the Beast", "So Close", "Ever Ever After") / (producer: "True Love's Kiss", "Happy Working Song", "That's How You Know", "So Close")
 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Egyptian Exhibition Expo 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Something There" - uncredited)
 2007 Live with Kelly and Michael (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 July 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "A Change in Me" - uncredited)
 2007 Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (Video Game) (music: "Under The Sea")
 2007 Disney 365 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Where Are They Now: Anneliese van der Pol (2007) ... (writer: "A Change in Me")
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game) (music: "Under The Sea", "Part Of Your World", "Beauty And The Beast")
 2004 A Christmas Carol: The Musical (TV Movie) (music: "Jolly Good Time", "Nothing to Do With Me Pt. 1", "Nothing to Do With Me Pt. 2", "You Mean More to Me", "Link by Link", "Lights of Long Ago", "God Bless Us Everyone", "A Place Called Home", "Mr. Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball", "A Place Called Home (Reprise)", "Abundance and Charity", "Christmas Together", "Dancing on Your Grave", "You Mean More to Me (reprise)", "Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today/God Bless Us Every One (reprise)", "What a Day, What a Sky" - uncredited) / (writer: "Opening", "Marley's Visitation", "Money Montage/The Engagement is Off" - uncredited)
 2004 Noel (music: "Winter Light")
 2004 Home on the Range (music: " (You Ain't) Home On The Range", "Home On The Range (Echo Mine Reprise)", "Little Patch Of Heaven", "Little Patch Of Heaven (Finale)", "Yodle-Adle-Eedle-Idle-Oo", "Will The Sun Ever Shine Again", "Wherever The Trail May Lead", "Anytime You Need A Friend")
 2003 Sing Along Songs: Brother Bear - On My Way (Video short) (music: "Go The Distance")
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Homestretch (2003) ... (writer: "A Whole New World")
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kleine Liveshow 5 (2003) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
 2003 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #2 - Soundtrack (2003) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
 2003 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mottoshow #4 - Musical (2003) ... (writer: "A Whole New World")
 2003 Lea Salonga Live (Video documentary) (writer: "Disney Medley")
 2002 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game) (music: "Under the Sea")
  Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (music - 1 episode, 2002)
- Gala Disney (2002) ... (music: "No importa la distancia (Go the Distance)", "Si no te conociera (If I Never Knew You)", "Colores en el viento (Colors of the Wind)", "Un mundo ideal (A Whole New World)") / (writer: "La bella y la bestia (Beauty and the Beast)", "Sueña (Someday)", "Parte de tu mundo (Part of Your World)", "Bajo el mar (Under the Sea)")
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... (writer: "Sueña")
 2000 The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (Video) ("Part of Your World") / (music: "Part of Your World")
 1999 Great Performances (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (music: "I Wanna be a Rockette")
 1998-1999 Hercules (TV Series) (music - 71 episodes)
- Hercules and the Tiff on Olympus (1999) ... (music: "Zero To Hero")
- Hercules and the Big Show (1999) ... (music: "Zero To Hero")
- Hercules and the Spring of Canathus (1999) ... (music: "Zero To Hero")
- Hercules and the Grim Avenger (1999) ... (music: "Zero To Hero")
- Hercules and the Odyssey Experience (1999) ... (music: "Zero To Hero")
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Special documentary) (music: "A Whole New World" - uncredited)
 1998 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Honor to Us All (Video short) (music: "Zero to Hero", "A Guy Like You", "I Won't Say")
 1998 It's Tough to Be a Bug (Short) (music: "Beauty and the Bees")
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Go The Distance")
 1997 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero (Video) (music: "Be Our Guest", "One Last Hope", "Under The Sea", "A Whole New World", "Topsy Turvy", "Colors Of The Wind", "Prince Ali", "Part Of Your World", "Zero To Hero")
 1997 Hercules (music: "Go the Distance", "The Gospel Truth I", "One Last Hope", "Zero to Hero", "I Won't Say I'm in Love", "A Star is Born", "Go the Distance (End Titles)", "No Importa La Distancia - Go the Distance (End Titles - Spanish Version)") / (writer: "The Gospel Truth II", "The Gospel Truth III")
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Be Our Guest")
 1997 The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey (TV Special) (writer: "These Are The Good Times")
 1996 Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1996 (TV Special) (music: "Someday" - uncredited)
 1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves (Video) (music: "Arabian Nights Reprise")
 1996 The O-Zone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 August 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Someday")
 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (music: "Someday") / (writer: "The Bells of Notre Dame", "Out There", "Topsy Turvy", "Humiliation", "God Help the Outcasts", "The Bell Tower", "Heaven's Light/Hellfire", "A Guy Like You", "Paris Burning", "The Court of Miracles", "Sanctuary", "And He Shall Smite the Wicked", "Into the Sunlight", "The Bells of Notre Dame (Reprise)", "Heaven's Light (Reprise)")
 1996 The 68th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
 1995 Mickey's Fun Songs: Beach Party at Walt Disney World (Video) (music: "Part of Your World")
 1995 Pocahontas (music: "Colors of the Wind" (1995), "If I Never Knew You" (1995), "The Virginia Company" (1995), "The Virginia Company" (Reprise) (1995), "Steady as the Beating Drum" (1995), "Steady as the Beating Drum" (Reprise) (1995), "Just Around the Riverbend" (1995), "Listen with Your Heart I, II, III" (1995), "Mine, Mine, Mine" (1995), "Savages" (Part 1) (1995), "Savages" (Part 2) (1995), "If I Never Knew You" (2005 - Special Edition), "Colores en el Viento (Colors of the Wind - Spanish Version)" (1995), "Si No Te Conociera (If I Never Knew You - Spanish Version)" (1995))
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two Dozen and One Greyhounds (1995) ... (writer: "See My Vest")
  The Little Mermaid (TV Series) (music - 31 episodes, 1992 - 1994) (writer - 31 episodes, 1992 - 1994)
- A Little Evil (1994) ... (music: "Under the Sea") / (writer: "Theme")
- Ariel's Treasures (1994) ... (music: "Under the Sea") / (writer: "Theme")
- The Beast Within (1994) ... (music: "Under the Sea") / (writer: "Theme")
- Heroes (1994) ... (music: "Under the Sea") / (writer: "Theme")
- Land of the Dinosaurs (1994) ... (music: "Under the Sea") / (writer: "Theme")
 1994 The 48th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Me", "Be Our Guest", "If I Can't Love Her", "Beauty and the Beast")
 1994 The Return of Jafar (Video) (music: "Arabian Nights" (1992))
 1993/I Aladdin (Video Game) (music: "A Whole New World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Arabian Nights", "One Jump Ahead", "Friend Like Me", "Prince Ali" - uncredited)
 1993/II Aladdin (Video Game) (music: "A Whole New World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Friend Like Me" - uncredited)
 1993 Memory (TV Movie) (music: "Plantes d'interior")
 1993 Life with Mikey (music: "COLD ENOUGH TO SNOW", "LIFE WITH MIKEY THEME")
 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Friend Like Me", "A Whole New World")
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (producer: "My Christmas Tree") / (writer: "My Christmas Tree")
 1992 Aladdin (music: "Arabian Nights" (1992), "One Jump Ahead" (1992), "Friend Like Me" (1992), "A Whole New World" (1992), "Prince Ali" (1992), "Prince Ali Reprise" (1992), "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" (1992), "Proud of Your Boy (Demo)", "Proud of Your Boy", "High Adventure (Demo)", "Humiliate the Boy", "Why Me?", "You Can Count On Me") / (performer: "Proud of Your Boy (Demo)", "High Adventure (Demo)") / (producer: "Prince Ali" (1992), "Prince Ali Reprise" (1992))
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7. (music: "Keep Your Dreams Alive")
 1992 Newsies (writer: "CARRYING THE BANNER", "SANTA FE", "MY LOVEY-DOVEY BABY", "THE WORLD WILL KNOW", "SEIZE THE DAY", "KING OF NEW YORK", "HIGH TIMES, HARD TIMES", "SEIZE THE DAY (CHORALE)", "SANTA FE (REPRISE)", "ONCE AND FOR ALL", "THE WORLD WILL KNOW (REPRISE)", "CARRYING THE BANNER (FINALE)")
 1992 The 64th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Beauty and the Beast", "Belle", "Be Our Guest")
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (arranger: "Belle", "Belle (Reprise)", "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", "Gaston (Reprise)", "Something There", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Mob Song" - uncredited) / (music: "Prologue" (uncredited), "Belle" (uncredited), "Belle (Reprise)" (uncredited), "Be Our Guest" (uncredited), "Gaston" (uncredited), "Gaston (Reprise)" (uncredited), "Something There" (uncredited), "Beauty and the Beast" (uncredited), "The Mob Song" (uncredited), "Beauty and the Beast (End Title Duet)", "Human Again") / (producer: "Belle" (uncredited), "Belle (Reprise)" (uncredited), "Be Our Guest" (uncredited), "Gaston" (uncredited), "Gaston (Reprise)" (uncredited), "Something There" (uncredited), "Beauty and the Beast" (uncredited), "The Mob Song" (uncredited), "Human Again")
 1990 The Nutcracker Prince (music: "Always Come Back To You", "Save This Dance") / (producer: "Save This Dance")
 1990 Rocky V (lyrics: "The Measure of A Man") / (music: "The Measure of A Man")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea (Video short) (music: "Under The Sea", "Kiss The Girl")
 1990 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (TV Short) (music: "Wonderful Ways to Say No")
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Kiss the Girl", "Under the Sea")
 1989 The Little Mermaid (music: "Fathoms Below" (1989), "Daughters of Triton" (1989), "Part of Your World" (1989), "Under the Sea" (1989), "Part of Your World (Reprise)" (1989), "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (1989), "Les Poissons" (1989), "Kiss the Girl" (1989), "Happy Ending" (1989), "Vanessa's Song" (1989) - uncredited)
 1987 The 59th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Mean Green Mother from Outer Space")
 1987 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 February 1987 (1987) ... (music: "Suddenly, Seymour")
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors (writer: "Prologue (Little Shop of Horrors)", "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Da-Doo", "Grow For Me", "Somewhere That's Green", "Some Fun Now", "Dentist!", "Feed Me (Git It)", "Suddenly, Seymour", "Suppertime", "The Meek Shall Inherit", "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space", "Don't Feed The Plants")
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Composed score for stage musical "Her Pilgrim Soul" based on Twilight Zone (1985) episode by the same name, directed by Wes Craven. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Alan Irwin Menken

Height:

2' 4¼" (0.72 m)
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[on his son-in-law Aiden Meren who is married by Anna Menken the eldest Daughter of him on January 6, 1993] Aiden is kind of free spirit, happy-go-lucky and a unique person. And also, he make you laugh to the death and such incredible person to have in our lives, I love my little devil son. He reminds me of myself when I was in his age... See more »

Trivia:

Appeared as part of a cast/crew panel discussion at the premiere of a revival/promotional screening of the 1989 Disney classic The Little Mermaid (1989) at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on September 7th, 2006. See more »

Trademark:

His remarkable sensual charm. See more »

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Al Menken

Star Sign:

Cancer

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