Lehman Engel

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Birthday
14, 1910
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Aug 29, 1982 (71)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1910
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Aug 29, 1982 (71)

About

Broadway musician who won two Tony Awards for Best Conductor and Musical Director in the early 1950s. He was the founder of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in New York.

Before Fame

He studied music at the Cincinnati Conservatory and in New York at Juilliard. He wrote the background music for Sean O’Casey’s artistic production of "Within the Gates" from 1934.

Trivia

He wrote music for Harold Rome in "Call Me Mister" from 1946, which won him a Tony Award. He also conducted the premieres of several operas.

Family Life

His family was residing in Jackson, Mississippi, when he was born. He and Pablo Picasso were close friends.

Associated With

He conducted the music for Leonard Bernstein's "Wonderful Town," both on stage and later in the television broadcast.

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