Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman

music department, composer, actor

Marc Shaiman was born on Oct 22, 1959 in USA. Marc Shaiman's big-screen debut came with Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special directed by Billy Crystal in 1986, strarring Piano Player. Marc Shaiman is known for tick, tick... BOOM! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Garfield stars as Jonathan Larson and Alexandra Shipp as Susan. Marc Shaiman has got 23 awards and 63 nominations so far. The most recent award Marc Shaiman achieved is Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA. The upcoming new movie Marc Shaiman plays is Hocus Pocus 2 which will be released on Sep 30, 2022.

A great talent who started his career in Saturday Night Live (1975), where he worked with colleagues like Rob Reiner or Billy Crystal. He worked for some great stage values as Eric Clapton, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Crystal, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Holliday, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis, Darlene Love, Patti LuPone, Lonette McKee, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short or Barbra Streisand. His first important score for cinema is Misery (1990) (directed by Rob Reiner) and then he scored movies for Ron Underwood (La vie, l'amour... les vaches (1991), Hearts and Souls (1995)), Billy Crystal (Quand Harry rencontre Sally... (1989), Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Forget Paris (1995)), Barry Sonnenfeld (La famille Addams (1991) and Les valeurs de la famille Addams (1993)), Sam Weisman (George de la jungle (1997)) or Rob Reiner (Les fantômes du passé (1996), Des hommes d'honneur (1992), L'irrésistible North (1994), Le président et Miss Wade (1995)).Shaiman has raised a unique place in film music industry, with a great talent for musicals and songs, getting great reviews with his acclaimed scores for Le président et Miss Wade (1995), Docteur Patch (1998), Simon Birch (1998) or South Park (1997) (with wonderful songs). Shaiman won Grammy and Emmy Awards and the Tony Award for his musical, "Hairspray". He has been nominated for the Oscars and still works in musical stages and cinema scores. Shaiman has also appeared as an actor in some movies, many times paying the piano.

  • Birthday

    Oct 22, 1959
  • Place of Birth

    New Jersey, USA
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Known For


23 wins & 63 nominations

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
Best Music
Winner - Saturn Award
International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
Winner - IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
Winner - IFMCA Award
Special Award
Winner - Special Award
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