Alan Menken

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Alan Menken was born on July 22, 1949 in New Rochelle, New York, USA as Alan Irwin Menken. He is known for his work on Beauty and the Beast (1991), Hercules (1997) and Tangled (2010). He has been married to Janis Menken since November 26, 1972. They have two children. See full bio »

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Beauty and the Beast Music Department
Hercules Music Department
Tangled Music Department
Aladdin Music Department


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  Hercules (original songs by) (announced)
  The Hunchback of Notre Dame (songs: music by) (announced)
  Little Shop of Horrors (songs: music by) (pre-production)
 2022 Spellbound (writer) (filming)
  The Little Mermaid (songs: music by) (post-production)
 2020 Stage-To-Screen (TV Series short) (written by - 1 episode)
- Watch What Happens - Newsies (2020) ... (written by)
 2020 Central Park (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Dog Spray Afternoon (2020) ... (music)
 2019 The Little Mermaid Live! (TV Movie) (music) / (original score)
 2019 Aladdin (songs: music by)
 2019 Cartoon All-Stars Reanimate (TV Short) (original song)
 2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet (additional composer) / (music by: "A Place Called Slaughter Race")
 2018 Tangled: The Series (TV Series) (additional composer - 1 episode)
- Beyond the Corona Walls (2018) ... (additional composer)
 2017 The Railways of Crotoonia: Tillie to the Rescue (Short) (composer: additional music - as Alan Menkien)
 2017 Deadpool: The Musical (Short) (composer: original Gaston song)
 2017 Tangled: Before Ever After (TV Movie) (composer: songs)
 2017/I Beauty and the Beast (songs: music by)
 2016 Sausage Party (song composer)
 2015 Galavant (TV Series) (songs producer - 8 episodes)
- It's All in the Executions (2015) ... (songs producer)
- My Cousin Izzy (2015) ... (songs producer)
- Dungeons and Dragon Lady (2015) ... (songs producer)
- Completely Mad... Alena (2015) ... (songs producer)
- Two Balls (2015) ... (songs producer)
 2012/I Mirror Mirror (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog (songs)
 2010 Tangled (score producer) / (songs: music by)
 2007 Enchanted (songs: music by)
 2004 Noel (score producer)
 2004 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (Video) (music - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 2004 Home on the Range (music arranger: songs) / (music producer: songs and score) / (songs: music by)
 2000 The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (Video) (adaptations based on music by)
 2000 Disney's The Little Mermaid 2 (Video Game) (The Storm)
 1999 Troldspejlet (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.15 (1999) ... (composer: stock music)
 1998-1999 Hercules (TV Series) (music - 65 episodes)
- Hercules and the Tiff on Olympus (1999) ... (music: theme song)
- Hercules and the Big Show (1999) ... (music: theme song)
- Hercules and the Spring of Canathus (1999) ... (music: theme song)
- Hercules and the Grim Avenger (1999) ... (music: theme song)
- Hercules and the Odyssey Experience (1999) ... (music: theme song)
 1997 Hercules (music producer) / (song producer) / (songs: music by)
 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (music arranger: songs) / (music producer: score and songs) / (song producer) / (songs: music by)
 1994-1995 Aladdin (TV Series) (composer - 86 episodes)
- The Great Rift (1995) ... (composer: title theme)
- The Shadow Knows (1995) ... (composer: title theme)
- The Ethereal (1995) ... (composer: title theme)
- Two to Tangle (1995) ... (composer: title theme)
- While the City Snoozes (1995) ... (composer: title theme)
 1995 Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Best Bites (Video) (song writer)
 1995/I Pocahontas (score producer) / (songs producer)
 1992-1994 The Little Mermaid (TV Series) (composer - 20 episodes)
- Ariel's Treasures (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- Tail of Two Crabs (1993) ... (composer: theme)
- Giggles (1993) ... (composer: theme)
- Wish Upon a Starfish (1993) ... (composer: theme)
- Against the Tide (1993) ... (composer: theme)
 1994 The Return of Jafar (Video) (adaptions based on music by)
 1992 Aladdin (composer: songs) / (songs arranger)
 1992 Fantasmic! (Short) (music: "Beauty and the Beast", "Part Of Your World" - uncredited)
 1992 Newsies (composer: songs) / (music arranger: songs) / (music producer: songs)
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (music arranger: songs) / (music producer: songs) / (songs: music by)
 1990-1991 Sesame Street (TV Series) (original songs and arrangements - 7 episodes)
- La Grouchiata (1991) ... (original songs and arrangements)
- A day at Birdland (1991) ... (original songs and arrangements)
- Grouch Appreciation Day (1990) ... (original songs and arrangements)
- 2745 (1990) ... (original songs and arrangements)
- What will Gina do when she graduates high school? (1990) ... (original songs and arrangements)
 1989 The Little Mermaid (composer: songs) / (songs arranger) / (songs producer)
 1988 The 60th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special music material)
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors (music by: musical stage play/also music by)
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(September 11 to October 24, 2010) He wrote the original score for the musical, "Leap of Faith," in a world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Raul Esparza and Brooke Shields in the cast. Janus Cercone and Glenn Slater wrote the book. Glenn Slater was also lyricist. Rob Ashford was director and ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Alan Irwin Menken | Alan Menkien


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

I count James Horner among the very best film composers of our generation. His work is stirring, emotionally powerful and broadly evocative. Although we only met on a few occasions, I will always cherish the memory of him and his wonderful work.


He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 15, 2010. See more »


Incredible versatility, he is able to make every score unique and compose in practically any genre with his songs. See more »

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