Adam Schlesinger


Birthday October 31, 1967

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace New York City, NY

DEATH DATE Apr 1, 2020 (52)

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Best known as the bassist for the power pop group Fountains of Wayne, this popular musician also had a career as a songwriter, composing the score for a 2008 Broadway musical called Cry-Baby. For his performing and songwriting work, he earned Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Academy Award nominations.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he was nominated, along with his Fountains of Wayne bandmates, for two Grammys for the popular song "Stacy's Mom."


He and his frequent music writing partner, David Javerbaum, composed several show-stopping numbers that were performed by Neil Patrick Harris at the 2011 and 2012 Tony Awards ceremonies.

Family Life

He was born and raised in New York City and Montclair, New Jersey. His grandfather, Murray Bernthal, had a successful career as a music producer.

Associated With

He earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for his songwriting work for the 1997 Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do.