What’s on Charlie Rose:
Tonight: David Kilcullen, Karen Greenberg, Micah Zenko and more Yesterday: Phil Jackson and Richard Anderson 5/21: Andrew Revkin, Peter Baker, David Paulison and more 5/20: Farnaz Fassihi, Ben Wedeman, Tung Chee Hwa and more 5/17: Karen Tumulty, Al Hunt, Jessica Yellin and more
Jerry Herman is an American composer/lyricist of the Broadway musical theater. He composed the scores for the hit Broadway musicals “Hello, Dolly!”, “Mame”, and “La Cage aux Folles”.
Among his numerous awards were the 1964 Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist (“Hello, Dolly!”), 1984 Tony Award for Best Original Score (“La Cage aux Folles”), and the 1999 Theatre World Special Award,. He was also nominated for the 1962 Tony Award for Best Composer (“Milk and Honey”), the 1966 Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist (“Mame”), and the 1979 Tony Award for Best Original Score (“The Grand Tour”).
Herman is the only composer/lyricist in history to have three musicals run more than 1500 performances on Broadway: “Hello, Dolly!” (2,844), “Mame” (1,508), and “La Cage aux Folles” (1,761). His work is honored by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.