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Pete Townshend

Born in Chiswick, London just ten days after the German surrender in 1945, Townshend grows up in a typical middle-class home. His parents, Cliff and Betty Townshend, are both musicians, and as a child he accompanies them on dance band tours. Townshend starts playing guitar at 12. He goes to art school and, after several stints in local ... See full bio »
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 2005-2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (34 episodes)
- Long Road Home (2014) ... ("Who Are You")
- Killer Moves (2014) ... ("Who Are You")
- Love for Sale (2014) ... ("Who Are You")
- De Los Muertos (2014) ... ("Who Are You")
- Boston Brakes (2014) ... ("Who Are You")
 2012-2013 The Newsroom (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Election Night: Part II (2013) ... (writer: "Let My Love Open The Door")
- First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers (2013) ... (writer: "You Better You Bet")
- The Greater Fool (2012) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 2013 Pawn Stars (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everyday I'm Shufflin' (2013) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
  CSI: NY (TV Series) (9 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2009)
- Late Admissions (2012) ... ("Baba O'Riley")
- Clue: SI (2012) ... ("Baba O'Riley")
- The Lady in the Lake (2012) ... ("Baba O'Riley")
- Misconceptions (2012) ... ("Baba O'Riley")
- Unspoken (2012) ... ("Baba O'Riley")
 2011-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #20.204 (2012) ... (writer: "Let My Love Open the Door" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.206 (2011) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
- Episode #19.147 (2011) ... (writer: "Who Are You" - uncredited)
 2012 Premium Rush (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 2012 Hit and Run (performer: "Let My Love Open the Door") / (writer: "Let My Love Open the Door" - as Peter Townshend)
 2012 Australia's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Final #1 (2012) ... (writer: "My Generation")
- Episode #6.5 (2012) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shaun Micallef Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "Who Are You", "Pinball Wizard")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nationals (2012) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard" - uncredited)
 2012 Almost 18 ("Behind Blue Eyes")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Televisió i publicitat (2012) ... (writer: "Who Are You", "Won't Get Fooled Again")
  White Heat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Past Is a Foreign Country (2012) ... (performer: "My Generation" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 2012 A Documentary of Life (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- This Is a Perpendicular Bisector (2012) ... (writer: "Who Are You?")
 2011 O Traficante (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 2011 Marlon Brando tuli Suomeen (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Can See for Miles")
 2011 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Qualifying (2011) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard" - uncredited)
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (writer: "My Generation")
  CSI: Miami (TV Series) (1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Killer Regrets (2011) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
- Countermeasures (2011) ... ("Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2011 Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 2011 Goon (writer: "Eminence Front" - uncredited)
 2011 Louie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Country Drive (2011) ... (writer: "Who Are You")
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "My Generation")
 2011 Cinema Verite (TV Movie) (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2011 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (Documentary) (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (performer: "Let My Love Open The Door (E. Cola Mix)") / (writer: "Let My Love Open The Door (E. Cola Mix)", "Let My Love Open The Door")
 2011 Red Dog ("Let My Love Open the Door") / (writer: "Let My Love Open the Door" - as Peter Townshend)
 2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (TV Movie) (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.189 (2010) ... (writer: "You Better You Bet" - uncredited)
 2010 Neue Vahr Süd (TV Movie) (writer: "My Generation")
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vacation (2010) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 2010 Miral (lyrics: "So Sad About Us") / (music: "So Sad About Us")
 2010 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mark Franks v Paul Hayes: Showdown (2010) ... (writer: "The Seeker" - uncredited)
 2010 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time After Time: Part 2 (2010) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes" - uncredited)
 2008-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- All Time Favourite TV Themes (2010) ... (writer: "Who Are You")
- Music with a Message (2008) ... (writer: "My Generation" - as Pete Townsend)
 2009/I Old Dogs (performer: "Let My Love Open The Door") / (writer: "Let My Love Open The Door")
 2009 The Who: At Kilburn 1977 (Video) (writer: "I Can't Explain", "Substitute", "Baba O'Reilly", "My Wife / Going Mobile", "Behind Blue Eyes", "Dreaming from the Waist", "Pinball Wizard", "I'm Free", "Tommy's Holiday Camp", "My Generation", "Join Together", "Who Are You", "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ishizu Explains It All (2009) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
 2009 Law Abiding Citizen (writer: "Eminence Front")
 2009 Waking the Dead (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Substitute: Part 1 (2009) ... (writer: "Substitute")
 2009 Pirate Radio (writer: "My Generation" (1965), "I Can See for Miles" (1967), "Won't Get Fooled Again" (1971) - as Peter Townshend)
 2008 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Magic Hour (2008) ... (writer: "The Seeker" - uncredited)
 2008 Religulous (Documentary) (writer: "The Seeker" - as Pete Townsend)
 2008 VH1 Rock Honors: The Who (TV Movie) (writer: "Bargain", "I Can See for Miles", "I Can't Explain", "Medley from 'Tommy'", "Squeeze Box", "Love, Reign o'er Me", "The Real Me", "Baba O'Riley", "Who Are You", "Behind Blue Eyes", "My Generation", "Tea & Theatre" - uncredited)
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (writer: "The Seeker")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2008) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2000)
- Smoke on the Daughter (2008) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
- A Tale of Two Springfields (2000) ... (lyrics: "The Seeker", "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2007 Atrapats pel cap d'any (TV Movie) (writer: "Acid Queen")
 2007 Top Gear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.7 (2007) ... (writer: "Who Are You" - uncredited)
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "The Seeker")
 2007 Dan in Real Life (writer: "Let My Love Open The Door" (1980))
 2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (writer: "The Seeker")
 2007 Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (Documentary) (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again", "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", "Champagne", "Cola Jam", "Substitute", "The Ox")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 2007 Reign Over Me (writer: "Love, Reign O'er Me")
 2007 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It Never Rains in Hooterville (2007) ... (writer: "Squeeze Box" - uncredited)
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2006 The Who: The Vegas Job (Video documentary) (writer: "I Can't Explain", "Substitute", "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", "Pinball Wizard", "See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me", "Baba O'Riley", "5.15", "Behind Blue Eyes", "Who Are You", "Magic Bus", "Won't Get Fooled Again", "The Kids Are Alright", "My Generation")
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2006 What About Brian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (writer: "Baba O'Reily")
 2006 Air Guitar Nation (Documentary) (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2006 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 2005 Rush: R30 (Video documentary) (writer: "The Seeker")
 2005 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Driver Ed (2005) ... (writer: "Magic Bus" - uncredited)
 2005 Bewitched (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" (1971))
 2005 House M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Control (2005) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 2005 The Fearless Freaks (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "My Generation")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (writer: "Eminence Front")
 2004 Jersey Girl (performer: "Let My Love Open The Door (E.Cola Mix)") / (writer: "Let My Love Open The Door (E.Cola Mix)")
 2004 EuroTrip (writer: "My Generation")
 2004 The Girl Next Door (writer: "BABA O'RILEY" - as Peter Townshend)
 2004 Along Came Polly (performer: "LET MY LOVE OPEN THE DOOR") / (writer: "LET MY LOVE OPEN THE DOOR")
 2003 Gothika (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2003 The Who: Live in Boston (Video documentary) (writer: "I Can't Explain", "Substitute", "Anyway Anyhow Anywhere", "Who Are You", "Another Tricky Day", "Relay", "Bargain", "Baba O'Riley", "Sea and Sand", "5.15", "Love Reign O'er Me", "Emimence Front", "Behind Blue Eyes", "You Better You Bet", "The Kids Are Alright", "My Generation", "Won't Get Fooled Again", "Pinball Wizard", "Amazing Journey/Sparks", "See Me Feel Me", "Listening To You")
 2003 School of Rock ("Substitute")
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (writer: "Who Are You" - as Peter Townshend)
 2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (writer: "Magic Bus")
 2003 Shanghai Knights (writer: "Magic Bus (The Who Matter Remix)", "My Generation")
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2002 Like Mike (writer: "Going Out of My Head")
 2002 Mr. Deeds (performer: "Let My Love Open The Door") / (writer: "Let My Love Open The Door")
 2002 Slackers (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - as Peter Townshend)
 2001 Kites Over Helsinki (writer: "Substitute")
 2001 Road to Redemption (performer: "Won't Get FOoled Again") / (writer: "Won't Get FOoled Again")
 2000 Alice Cooper: Brutally Live (Video) (writer: "My Generation" (DVD only))
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers (2000) ... (writer: "I'm One", "Love, Reign O'er Me", "Squeeze Box", "Going Mobile", "Drowned" - uncredited)
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Sparks")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "My Generation")
 2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Where the Wild Things Are (2000) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2000 The Filth and the Fury (Documentary) (writer: "Pictures of Lily") / (writer: "Substitute" - as Townshend)
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead (writer: "Bell Boy" - as Peter Townshend)
 1999 American Beauty (writer: "The Seeker")
 1999 Outside Providence (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 1992-1999 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Squirm (1999) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard" - uncredited)
- I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
- The Undead (1997) ... (writer: "Who Are You" - uncredited)
- Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1995) ... (writer: "Who Are You" - uncredited)
- The Dead Talk Back (1994) ... (writer: "Who Are You" - uncredited)
 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (writer: "My Generation" (Live At The BBC))
 1999 Summer of Sam (writer: "Baba O'Riley" (1971), "Won't Get Fooled Again" (1971))
 1999 The Limey (writer: "The Seeker")
 1999 Forces of Nature (writer: "Magic Bus")
 1998 Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 1970 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Can't Explain", "I Don't Even Know Myself", "Water", "My Generation", "Magic Bus", "'Tommy' Overture", "It's A Boy", "Christmas", "The Acid Queen", "Pinball Wizard", "Do You Think It's Alright", "Fiddle About", "Go To The Mirror", "Miracle Cure", "I'm Free", "We're Not Gonna Take It", "See Me Feel Me / Listening To You", "Tommy Can You Hear Me?")
 1998 Rushmore (lyrics: "A Quick One While He's Away") / (music: "A Quick One While He's Away")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Galileo Was Right (1998) ... (writer: "Magic Bus")
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... (writer: "Magic Bus")
 1998 He Got Game (writer: "House of the Rising Son")
 1994-1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Seite 45 (1998) ... (writer: "Squeeze Box" - uncredited)
- +0043- (1998) ... (writer: "Squeeze Box" - uncredited)
- Tralala 2 bzw. 40 (1997) ... (writer: "Squeeze Box" - uncredited)
- Unplugged (42) (1997) ... (writer: "Squeeze Box" - uncredited)
- Seite 17 (1994) ... (writer: "Happy Jack" - uncredited)
 1997 The Jackal (writer: "Going Out Of My Head")
 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank (performer: "Let My Love Open the Door") / (writer: "Let My Love Open the Door")
 1997 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (Documentary) (writer: "Naked Eye")
 1997 Prefontaine (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 1996 Jerry Maguire (writer: "The Magic Bus", "Gettin' in Tune")
 1996 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (Documentary) (writer: "A Quick One (While He's Away)" - as Peter Townshend)
 1995 The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 1995 National Lampoon's Senior Trip (writer: "MAGIC BUS")
 1995 Apollo 13 (writer: "I Can See For Miles" - as Peter Townshend)
 1995 Backfire! ("Fire")
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Generation in Crisis (1994) ... (writer: "Substitute")
 1993 The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey (Documentary) (writer: "I Believe My Own Eyes", "Substitute", "I Can See for Miles", "My Generation", "Pictures of Lily", "Magic Bus", "Won't Get Fooled Again", "I Can't Explain", "The Kids Are Alright")
 1992-1993 Heartbeat (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- An American in Aidensfield (1993) ... (writer: "I Can See For Miles" - uncredited)
- Nowt But a Prank (1992) ... (writer: "I Can't Explain" - uncredited)
 1993 Club Shinsuke (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Michael Tomioka (1993) ... (performer: "English Boy")
 1990-1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Wonder Years (1991) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
- Rock 'n Roll (1990) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 1991 Full House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ol' Brown Eyes (1991) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 1990 Goodfellas (writer: "Magic Bus")
  Rockopop (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (performer: "I'm Free") / (writer: "I'm Free")
 1989 Look Who's Talking (performer: "Let My Love Open The Door") / (writer: "Let My Love Open The Door")
 1989 How to Get Ahead in Advertising (writer: "MY GENERATION")
 1988 Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium (Video) (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar (writer: "I Can't Explain")
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1985 - 1986) (performer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Killshot (1986) ... (writer: "Eminence Front" - uncredited)
- Sons and Lovers (1986) ... (writer: "After The Fire" - uncredited)
- One Way Ticket (1986) ... (performer: "Face the Face" - uncredited) / (writer: "Face the Face" - uncredited)
- Out Where the Buses Don't Run (1985) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 1986 Playing for Keeps (performer: "LIFE TO LIFE") / (writer: "LIFE TO LIFE")
 1986 The American Way (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - as Peter Townshend)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "My Generation", "Love Reign over me", "Won't get fooled again")
 1984 Genesis: The Mama Tour (Video documentary) (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
 1983 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style (Video documentary) (writer: "My Generation", "Substitute", "Pictures of Lily", "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", "Baba O'Riley", "Pinball Wizard" - uncredited)
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wizards and Warlocks (1983) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
 1981 The Saimaa Gesture (Documentary) (writer: "Let's See Action")
  The Midnight Special (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1980) (writer - 1 episode, 1980)
- Episode #9.9 (1980) ... (performer: "Rough Boys", "A Little Is Enough" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rough Boys", "A Little Is Enough" - uncredited)
 1980 Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession (writer: "Who Are You")
 1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Won't get Fooled Again", "Pinball Wizard" - as Pete Townsend)
 1979 Quadrophenia (writer: "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", "My Generation", "Love Reign Over Me" (uncredited))
 1979 The Kids Are Alright (Documentary) (writer: "My Generation", "Can't Explain", "Baba O'Riley", "Tommy Can You Hear Me", "Pinball Wizard", "We're Not Gonna Take It (See Me, Feel Me)", "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", "Substitute", "I'm A Boy", "Pictures of Lily", "I Can See For Miles", "Magic Bus", "Happy Jack", "A Quick One While He's Away", "Sparks", "My Generation (Blues)", "Who Are You", "Won't Get Fooled Again", "Long Live Rock")
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
 1976 The London Weekend Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Punk Rock (1976) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 1975 Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl (writer: "Pinball Wizard", "Go to the Mirror!" - uncredited)
 1975 Tommy (performer: "Prologue-1945", "Captain Walker", "It's a Boy", "Amazing Journey", "Extra, Extra, Extra", "Mother and Son", "Miracle Cure", "Sally Simpson", "Sensation", "Welcome", "T.V. Studio") / (writer: "Prologue-1945", "Captain Walker", "It's a Boy", "Bernie's Holiday Camp", "1951/What About the Boy", "Amazing Journey", "Christmas", "Acid Queen", "Do You Think It's Alright? (I)", "Do You Think It's Alright? (II)", "Do You Think It's Alright? (III)", "Sparks", "Extra, Extra, Extra", "Pinball Wizard", "Champagne", "There's A Doctor", "Go to the Mirror", "Tommy Can You Hear Me", "Smash the Mirror", "I'm Free", "Mother and Son", "Miracle Cure", "Sally Simpson", "Sensation", "Welcome", "T.V. Studio", "We're Not Gonna Take It", "Listening to You/See Me, Feel Me")
 1975 Love in Maid (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 1973 That'll Be the Day (writer: "Long Live Rock")
 1970 The Strawberry Statement (producer: "Something In The Air" - as Peter Townshend)
 1969 Pop Go the Sixties! (TV Movie) (writer: "I Can See For Miles")
 1969 The Magic Christian (producer: "Something In The Air")
 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- All My Loving (1968) ... (writer: "Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand", "I Can See For Miles", "My Generation")
 1967 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1967) ... (writer: "I Can See for Miles", "My Generation")
 1967 The Who in Finland (Documentary short) (writer: "Substitute", "My Generation")
 1965-1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.33 (1966) ... (writer: "I Can't Explain", "My Generation")
- Episode #2.6 (1965) ... (writer: "I Can't Explain")
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The Who and his musical, "Tommy," was performed at the Queens Theatre in London, England with Allan Love, Peter Straker, Anna Nicholas, and Bob Grant in the cast. Paul Tomlinson and John Hole were directors. See more »

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[1979, at the Cannes Film Festival in 1979] We're on the brink of something new. It will be similar to the invention of the American musical in the '30s. There will be a conceptualized, musical-video product and everyone's waiting for the first "Sergeant Pepper", if you like, on video-disc. The contemporary musical form is about to be discovered. See more »


Won Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Score (Musical) both music and lyrics, for "The Who's Tommy," in a tie with John Kander and Fred Ebb for "Kiss of the Spider Woman--The Musical." For the same show, he was also nominated as Best Book (Musical) with collaborator Des McAnuff. See more »


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