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Maury Yeston

Maury Yeston is a composer, lyricist, author and teacher, and moves easily between the worlds of theater, film, and academia, writing concert music, Broadway shows, and holding teaching posts as a respected musicologist. In addition to winning his second Tony Award for Best Score for Broadway's "Titanic" (which won five Tonys including Best Musical... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Nine Writer
Beyond Titanic
Beyond Titanic Himself - Composer / Lyricist
The 40th Annual Tony Awards
The 36th Annual Tony Awards


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 2015 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band by Meco (2015) ... (writer: "What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (If He Already Owns a Comb)?")
 2010-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #12.5 (2012) ... (writer: "Be Italian" - uncredited)
- 2010 Grand Finale (2010) ... (writer: "Cinema Italiano" - uncredited)
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 10 Perform (2011) ... (writer: "Cinema Italiano" (The Ron Fair Remix))
- Las Vegas Callbacks (2011) ... (writer: "Be Italian")
 2009 Nine (music: "Overture Delle Donne", "Finale") / (writer: "Guido's Song", "A Call from the Vatican", "Folies Bergère", "Be Italian", "My Husband Makes Movies", "Cinema Italiano", "Guarda La Luna", "Unusual Way", "Take It All", "I Can't Make This Movie", "Cinema Italiano (The RF Remix)")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Nine: Results Show (2009) ... (writer: "Be Italian")
 2007 De par en par (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2007) ... (writer: "Guido's Song")
 2006 El camino de Antonio Banderas (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Guido's Song")
 2003 The 57th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Guido's Song")
 1997 Macy's 21st Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular (TV Special) (writer: "Lady's Maid")
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Ship of Dreams")
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Folies Bergère")
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Be Italian")
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Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)

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Stage Play: Nine. Musical drama. Book by Arthur Kopit. Music by Maury Yeston. Lyrics by Maury Yeston. Adaptation from the Italian by Mario Fratti. Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. Musical Director: Wally Harper. Choral composition and musical continuity by Maury Yeston. Choreographed by Thommie Walsh. Scenic Design by Lawrence Miller... See more »

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Personal Quote:

In live theater, the author is a theory put into practice by the actors. The theater is a lie in which you harpoon the imagination of the audience in creating the fantasy that's on stage.


Received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University in 1967 and 1974, respectively. See more »

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