Composed the score for 1975's A Chorus Line, receiving both a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize for his work.
He played the piano for An Evening with Groucho, Groucho Marx's 1972 Carnegie Hall show.
His work on the musical They're Playing Our Song was based on his lengthy romantic relationship with singer and songwriter
He scored numerous films, including 1973's The Sting for which he won an Academy Award for his adaptation of Scott Joplin 's ragtime music, especially The Entertainer, which was a No. 1 Billboards Adult Contemporary chart hit.