Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman

Highest Rated: 92% Hairspray (2007)

Lowest Rated: 15% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

Birthday: Oct 22, 1959

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Noted for his bouncy film scores that are a throwback to the heyday of the Tin Pan Alley composers, Marc Shaiman first gained prominence as the musical director for Bette Midler and her back-up singers, The Harlettes, in the mid-1970s. As a teenager, he had dropped out of high school and moved to NYC in the hopes of working with Midler. When her pianist, Barry Manilow, moved on, the Divine Miss M hired Shaiman and their careers have been intertwined since. He has worked on numerous stage shows with Midler, written special material for the artist and served as music supervisor on several of her films, notably "Beaches" (1988), to which he also contributed the song "Otto Titsling," and "For the Boys" (1991), for which he co-wrote the song "Dixie's Dream." He also scored Paul Mazursky's "Scenes From a Mall" (1991) and Hugh Wilson's "The First Wives Club" (1996), both starring Midler, and collaborated with her on the TV specials "Bette Midler's Mondo Beyondo" (HBO, 1988), "Bette Midler--Diva Las Vegas" (HBO, 1997) and "Jackie's Back!" (Lifetime, 1999).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monster High: The Movie Producer - 2022
91% 90% Bros Original Music - 2022
80% 65% Mary Poppins Returns Original Music $172.0M 2018
57% 55% LBJ Original Music $2.5M 2016
76% 74% Hairspray Live! Writer - 2016
18% 40% And So It Goes Original Music $15.2M 2014
18% 59% Parental Guidance Original Music $77.3M 2012
29% 62% The Magic of Belle Isle Original Music $100.9K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story Unknown (Character) - 2010
55% 78% Flipped Original Music $1.8M 2010
41% 77% The Bucket List Original Music $93.5M 2007
92% 84% Hairspray Executive Producer,
Original Music
$118.8M 2007
21% 41% Rumor Has It ... Original Music $43.0M 2005
77% 80% Team America: World Police Original Music $32.8M 2004
60% 62% Down With Love Music $20.3M 2003
33% 39% One Night at McCool's Music $6.3M 2001
86% 83% The Emperor's New Groove Original Music $89.6M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's The Kid Original Music $69.7M 2000
26% 31% The Out-of-Towners Original Music $28.5M 1999
No Score Yet 87% Jackie's Back! Original Music - 1999
26% 58% The Story of Us Original Music $27.1M 1999
80% 88% South Park: The Movie Songs $52.0M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet South Park: Der Film Songs - 1999
44% 77% Simon Birch Original Music $18.3M 1998
21% 25% My Giant Original Music $8.0M 1998
72% 52% In & Out Original Music $63.9M 1997
55% 41% George of the Jungle Original Music $105.3M 1997
88% 75% Mother Original Music $1.1M 1996
43% 62% Ghosts of Mississippi Original Music $13.1M 1996
50% 68% The First Wives Club Original Music $105.5M 1996
91% 77% The American President Original Music $59.0M 1995
48% 56% Forget Paris Original Music $32.0M 1995
15% 31% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Original Music $43.4M 1994
74% 63% Addams Family Values Original Music $45.7M 1993
75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Original Music $125.6M 1993
74% 65% Sister Act Original Music $139.6M 1992
83% 89% A Few Good Men Original Music $141.3M 1992
58% 38% Mr. Saturday Night Original Music $12.6M 1992
66% 66% The Addams Family Original Music $111.3M 1991
32% 25% Scenes From a Mall Original Music $9.2M 1991
90% 64% City Slickers Original Music $119.8M 1991
90% 90% Misery Original Music $54.7M 1990
91% 89% When Harry Met Sally... Original Music $90.4M 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 50% 20/20 Guest 2018
96% 86% Difficult People Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
68% 79% Smash Executive Producer 2012-2013
80% 87% South Park Marc (Guest Voice) 2001