Marc Shaiman


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A great talent who started his career in Saturday Night Live (1975), where he worked with colleagues like Rob Reiner or Billy Crystal. He worked for some great stage values as Eric Clapton, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Crystal, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Holliday, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis, Darlene Love, Patti LuPone, Lonette McKee, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Smash Music Department
(2012-2013)
Hairspray Music Department
(2007)
Mary Poppins Returns Music Department
(2018)
(1999)

Filmography

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 2022 Hocus Pocus 2 (Song and Vocal Producer) / (additional lyrics)
 2021 The Prince (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- School Musical: Part 2 (2021) ... (composer: additional music)
 2019 Hollywood in Vienna (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
 2019 The Oscars (TV Special) (pianist: "The Place Where Lost Things Go")
 2018 Mary Poppins Returns (songs: music and lyrics by)
 2016 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie) (lyricist) / (original orchestrations by)
 2016 Wiener-Dog (music and lyrics)
 2014 Bette Midler: One Night Only (TV Special) (musical director)
 2014 And So It Goes (score producer)
  Smash (TV Series) (original songs - 15 episodes, 2012) (composer - 14 episodes, 2012) (producer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Bombshell (2012) ... (composer: theme music) / (original songs)
- Previews (2012) ... (composer: theme music) / (original songs)
- Tech (2012) ... (composer: theme music) / (original songs)
- Publicity (2012) ... (composer: theme music) / (original songs)
- The Movie Star (2012) ... (composer: theme music) / (original songs)
 2012 The Magic of Belle Isle (musician: featured) / (musician: solo piano) / (score producer)
 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 2009 The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2009 A-List Awards (TV Special) (composer: theme music)
 2008 A-List Awards (TV Special) (composer: theme music)
 2007 The Bucket List (musician: piano)
 2007 Hairspray (composer: songs) / (lyricist: songs) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 2005 Rumor Has It... (music adaptor)
 2004 Team America: World Police (composer: unused music)
 2004 The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (conductor) / (musical director)
 2003 Marci X (original songs)
 2003 Charlie Lawrence (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- I'll Take the Low Road (2003) ... (composer: theme music)
- Dinner and a Breakdown (2003) ... (composer: theme music)
- New Kid in School (2003) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Vote of Confidence (2003) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.3 ... (composer: theme music)
 2003 Down with Love (orchestrator)
 2002 Greg the Bunny (TV Series) (main theme by - 2 episodes)
- SK-2.0 (2002) ... (main theme by)
- Welcome to Sweetknuckle Junction (2002) ... (main theme by)
 2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen? (composer: additional music)
 2000-2001 Bette (TV Series) (composer - 18 episodes)
- A Brand New Roy (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Polterguest (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Invisible Mom (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Big Business (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Of Men and Meatballs (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
 2001 The Wedding Planner (consultant: musical score)
 1999-2000 The Martin Short Show (TV Series) (musical director - 63 episodes)
- Episode #1.134 (2000) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.128 (2000) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.125 (2000) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.97 (2000) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.96 (2000) ... (musical director)
 1999 DVDA: What Would Brian Boitano Do? (Video short) (lyrics)
 1999 The Story of Us (music producer)
 1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (music and lyrics)
 1998 Patch Adams (music producer)
 1998 My Giant (music producer)
 1997 George of the Jungle (music adaptor) / (music supervisor)
 1996 The First Wives Club (music supervisor)
 1996 Bogus (music producer)
 1995 The American President (music producer)
 1995 Forget Paris (music adaptor) / (music supervisor)
 1994 North (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (music arranger)
 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (music adaptor: songs) / (music supervisor)
 1993 Hocus Pocus (musical arrangement: additional arrangements)
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (music adaptor) / (music supervisor)
 1993 Life with Mikey (music supervisor)
 1992 A Few Good Men (music producer)
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (score producer)
 1992 Sister Act (music producer) / (orchestrator: score)
 1991 For the Boys (song and music consultant)
 1991 The Addams Family (music score producer)
 1991 City Slickers (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited) / (score producer - uncredited)
 1991 One Night Stand (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Bill Hicks (1991) ... (composer: theme music)
 1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (principal music arranger)
 1991 Scenes from a Mall (orchestrator)
 1989 Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow (TV Special documentary) (musical director)
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (music adaptor) / (music arranger) / (orchestrator)
 1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV Movie) (original songs)
 1988 Beaches (music supervisor)
 1988 The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (arranger: Sweeney Sisters medley)
 1988 Big Business (music arranger: vocal arrangements)
 1988 The Mondo Beyondo Show (TV Special) (musical director: "Mondo Beyondo Sequence")
 1987 On Location: Women of the Night (TV Special) (musical director)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Composed music for Castle Rock Productions tag See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marc 'Marc' Shaiman

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Louis Mirabal
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Trivia:

Began work as music director for Bette Midler's stage shows. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Rob Reiner

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