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Other Works

  • Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, 1936.
  • What Every Musician Should Know (booklet), Robbins, 1938.
  • Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, 1940.
  • The Jervis Bay (orchestral), 1943.
  • Radio Suite (orchestral), 1946.
  • Symphonic Variations on American Themes (orchestral), 1948.
  • And There I Stood with My Piccolo (autobiographical), Doubleday, 1948.
  • Who Did What to Fedalia? (novel), Doubleday, 1952.
  • Eggs I Have Laid (autobiographical), Holt, 1955.
  • But He Doesn't Know the Territory (autobiographical), Putnam, 1959.
  • Prelude to America (orchestral), 1961.
  • The Music Man (novel based on musical), Pyramid, 1962.
  • Musical director for NBC Radio's "The Big Show" (1950-1952).
  • The Music Man (1957). Musical comedy. Material adaption by Meredith Willson. Music by Meredith Willson. Lyrics by Meredith Willson. Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by Laurence Rosenthal. Musical Director: Herbert Greene. Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene. Additional orchestrations by Sidney Fine, Irwin Kostal, Seymour Ginzler and Walter Eiger. Choreographed by Onna White. Staged by Morton Da Costa. Majestic Theatre (moved to The Broadway Theatre from 17 Oct 1960 to close): 19 Dec 1957- 15 Apr 1961 (1375 performances). Cast: Robert Preston (as "Harold Hill"), David Burns, Barbara Cook, Pert Kelton (as "Mrs. Paroo"), Pamela Abbott, Joan Bowman, Elisabeth Buda, Danny Carroll, Alice Clift, Ronn Cummins, Nancy Davis, Babs Delmore, Robert Evans, Martha Flynn, James Gannon, Russell Goodwin, Penny Ann Green, Janet Hayes, Eddie Hodges (as "Winthrop Paroo"), Robert Howard, Peter Leeds, Jack Leigh, Robert Lenn, Vernon Lusby, Lynda Lynch, Jacqueline Maria, Bob Mariano, Pat Mariano, Gary Menteer, Peggy Mondo, Carl Nicholas, Hal Norman, Tom Panko, Marilyn Poudrier, Helen Raymond, Paul Reed, Vern Reed, Adnia Rice, Marie Santella, John Sharpe, Al Shea, Marilyn Siegel, Bill Spangenberg, Elaine Swann, Gerald Teijelo, Barbara Travis, Wayne Ward, Babs Warden, Marlys Watters, Vernon Wendorf, Barbara Williams, Roy Wilson, Iggie Wolfington, Dusty Worrall. Replacement actors during Majestic Theatre run included: Eddie Albert (as "Harold Hill"), Paul Ford (as "Mayor Shinn"). Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden. Co-Producer: Herbert Greene. Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
  • (1989) His musical, "The Music Man," was performed at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois with Wally Engelhardt and Gary Sandy in the cast. The crew included Nancy Teinowitz (choreographer and Travis L. Stockley (director).
  • (1995) His musical, "The Music Man", was performed at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Harrison McEldowney was the choreographer.
  • (1995) His musical, "The Music Man", was performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, London, England in a New Shakespeare Company production with Jasper Britton, Graham McTavish, Brian Protheroe, Natascha McElhone, Simon Treves, Nick Holder, Peter De Jersey, Harriet Thorpe, Toyah Willcox, Georgina Sowerby, Christopher Hollis, Peter Russell, Robert Lang, Christopher Staines, Brian Cox, John Challis, Liz Robertson, Anny Tobin and Veronica Clifford. Brian Cox, John Doyle and Ian Talbot were the directors.
  • (1961) His musical, "The Music Man", was performed at the Adelphi Theater in London, England with Van Johnson, Patricia Lambert, Nan Munro and Olwen Griffiths in the cast. Robert Merriman was the director.
  • (2010 - 2011) His musical, "The Music Man," was performed at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Gary Griffin was director. Matt Raftery was choreographer. David Kreppel was musical director.
  • (July 5, 2016 to July 23, 2016) His musical, "The Music Man," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts.
  • (November 6, 1961) His musical, "The Music Man," was performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • (1961) His musical, "The Music Man," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Ted Scott and Barbara Williams in the cast. Robert Merriman was director.
  • (1974) His musical, "The Music Man," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Susan Watson, Ken Berry, Louise Kirkland and Gary Gage in the cast. Larry Forde was director.
  • (July 1962) He wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical, "The Music Man," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
  • (July 1963) He wrote the music and lyrics for the musical, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Richard Morris wrote the book.
  • (August 1974) He wrote the music and lyrics for the musical, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Richard Morris wrote the book.
  • (August 1985) He wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical, "The Music Man," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Larry Kert in the cast.
  • (May 11 to July 22, 2012) He wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical, "The Music Man," at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. He and Franklin Lacey wrote the story. Molly Smith was director. Parker Esse was choreographer.
  • (1997 to 1998 season) He was composer, writer and lyricist for the the musical, "The Music Man," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. He and Franklin Lacey also wrote the story. Christine Jones was set designer. William Lane was costume designer. D.M. Wood was lighting designer. Oskar Eustis was director.
  • (2014 to 2015 season) His musical, "The Music Man," ," was performed at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Wurtele Thrust Stage, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joe Dowling was artistic director.

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