Broadway composer who was best known for his work on musicals like Peter Pan, Whoop-Up, and The Conquering Hero. Peter Pan originally starred Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard.
He collaborated on Peter Pan with Carolyn Leigh, Jerome Robbins, Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green.
He composed for the film musical Hans Brinker, which featured his wife's singing voice for actress Eleanor Parker.
His birth name was Mark Charlap. He was born in Philadelphia. He was married to singer Sandy Stewart, known for the hit song "My Coloring Book" from 1962.
His son was renowned jazz pianist Bill Charlap.