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Lynn Ahrens was born on October 1, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »


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 2020 Encore! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Ragtime (2020) ... (lyrics: "Prologue: Ragtime", "Wheels of a Dream", "Harry Houdini, Master Escapist", "Back to Before")
 2019 The World According to Jeff Goldblum (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Bikes (2019) ... (lyrics: "Wheels of a Dream" - uncredited)
 2019 Annabelle Comes Home (writer: "Here Comes Captain Kangaroo")
 2018 The 72nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "We Dance", "Mama Will Provide")
 2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis (2016) ... (writer: "At the Beginning")
 2014 Lucky Stiff (lyrics: "Mr. Witherspoon's Friday Night", "Mr. Witherspoon Got a Telegram ", "Good to Be Alive", "Rita's Confession", "Monte Carlo", "Dogs Versus You", "The Phone Call", "Speaking French", "Times Like This", "Fancy Meeting You Here", "Nice", "Harry's Nightmare", "Luigi's Death", "Lucky Stiff", "Fancy Meeting You Here (Reprise)", "Good to Be Alive (Reprise)")
 2013-2014 Oh That Grinch! (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- The Grinch Gets a Job (2014) ... (writer: "The Military (Makes A Boy A Man)")
- A Christmas Story (2013) ... (writer: "The Grinch Carved the Roast Beast")
- Thanksgiving (2013) ... (writer: "The Grinch Carved the Roast Beast")
- Circus (2013) ... (writer: "The Circus McGurkus")
- Florida (2013) ... (writer: "Horton Hears a Who!", "The Circus McGurkus", "How Lucky You Are")
 2014 The 68th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Undefeated Man", "The Fight")
 2014 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Louis C.K./Amy Sedaris/Andy Karl (2014) ... (writer: "Keep On Standing")
 2013 Who High (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gym Class Heroes (2013) ... (writer: "The Military (Makes A Boy A Man)")
 2013 The Dirties (writer: "It's Possible (in McElligot's Pool)")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Live Semi Final (2012) ... (lyrics: "Here's Where I Stand")
 2010 The 64th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Back to Before")
 2010 Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Top 11 Villain Songs (2010) ... (lyrics: "In the Dark of the Night" - uncredited)
 2010 Angels in New York (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Mama Will Provide", "Waiting For Life")
  Schoolhouse Rock! (TV Series short) (writer - 22 episodes, 1973 - 2009) (performer - 10 episodes, 1973 - 2009)
- The Trash Can Band (2009) ... (performer: "The Trash Can Band") / (writer: "The Trash Can Band")
- The Little Things We Do (2009) ... (performer: "The Little Things We Do") / (writer: "The Little Things We Do")
- Report from the North Pole (2009) ... (performer: "Report from the North Pole")
- The Rainforest (2009) ... (writer: "The Rainforest")
- Solar Power to the People (2009) ... (performer: "Solar Power to the People") / (writer: "Solar Power to the People")
 2007 Patinando por un sueño (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 August 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Viaje tiempo atrás")
 2006 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 16 Performance Show: Part 1 (Girls) (2006) ... (writer: "Here's Where I Stand")
 2004 A Christmas Carol: The Musical (TV Movie) (lyrics: "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)
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mind Hunters (2004) ... (writer: "Victim Of Gravity")
 2004 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 30 Group 3 Performance Show (2004) ... (writer: "Here's Where I Stand")
 2003 Star Search (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The One with Music Group B2K (2003) ... (writer: "Waiting for Life")
- The One with Living Single Star Kim Coles (2003) ... (writer: "Journey to the Past")
 2003 Camp (lyrics: "I Sing for You", "Here's Where I Stand")
 2001 The Practice (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Public Servants (2001) ... (lyrics: "Till We Reach That Day")
 1998 Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (Video) (lyrics: "Christmas in Oberndorf", "Things That I've Collected")
 1998 The 52nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Ragtime")
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Journey To The Past")
 1997 The Magical Journey of 'Anastasia' (Video documentary short) (lyrics: "A Rumor in St. Petersburg", "Journey to the Past", "Learn to Do It", "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)")
 1997 Anastasia (lyrics: "Once Upon a December, "A Rumor in St. Petersburg", "Journey to the Past", "Once Upon a December", "In the Dark of the Night", "Learn to Do It", "Learn to Do It, "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)", "At the Beginning")
 1996 Schoolhouse Rock!: America Rock (Video Game) (performer: "No More Kings", "The Preamble", "Three-Ring Government" - uncredited) / (writer: "No More Kings", "Fireworks", "The Preamble", "Elbow Room", "The Great American Melting Pot", "Three-Ring Government" - uncredited)
 1995 Schoolhouse Rock!: Grammar Rock (Video Game) (performer: "A Noun Is a Person, Place or Thing" - uncredited) / (writer: "Interjections!", "A Noun Is a Person, Place or Thing" - uncredited)
 1991 The 45th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "The Human Heart", "Mama Will Provide")
 1987 Schoolhouse Rock!: The Greatest Show on Earth (Video short) (writer: "The Greatest Show on Earth")
 1983 No Big Deal (TV Movie) (lyrics: "No Big Deal", "Give Your Heart Away")
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Won Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Original Musical Score, her lyrics with music by collaborator Stephen Flaherty, for "Ragtime." She had previously been twice nominated in 1991 for "Once on this Island": as Best Book (Musical), and, also in collaboration with Flaherty, as Best Score (Musical). See more »

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