Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman
Shaiman at the Drama League All Star Benefit Gala, February 7, 2010
Shaiman at the Drama League All Star Benefit Gala, February 7, 2010
Background information
Born (1959-10-22) October 22, 1959 (age 61)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation(s)
  • Composer
  • lyricist
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Marc Shaiman (/ʃmən/; born October 22, 1959) is an American composer and lyricist for films, television, and theatre, best known for his collaborations with lyricist and director Scott Wittman. He wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical version of the John Waters film Hairspray. He has won a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony, and been nominated for seven Oscars.