Martin Charnin

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Birthday
24, 1934
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 6, 2019 (84)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1934
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 6, 2019 (84)

About

Tony Award winner known as the lyricist and conceiver of Annie, the classic musical. He also wrote the lyrics for the plays Zenda and Hot Spot in 1963.

Before Fame

He played Big Deal, a member of the Jets, in the original run of West Side Story for 1,000 performances both on Broadway and on tour.

Trivia

He worked with Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire, and Ethel Merman on S'Wonderful, S'Marvelous, S'Gershwin, which won two Emmy Awards in 1972.

Family Life

He married Shelly Burch in 2006. He attended The High School of Music & Art and The Cooper Union, from which he received his BFA.

Associated With

His first work as a lyricist was on the Broadway musical Hot Spot from 1963, which starred Judy Holliday.