Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman

Highest Rated: 91% Hairspray (2007)

Lowest Rated: 17% 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
80% 65% Mary Poppins Returns Original Music $172M 2018
76% 72% Hairspray Live! Writer - 2016
58% 54% LBJ Original Music $2.5M 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
54% 78% Flipped Original Music $1.8M 2010
41% 77% The Bucket List Original Music $93.5M 2007
91% 84% Hairspray Executive Producer,
Original Music
$118.8M 2007
19% 41% Rumor Has It ... Original Music $43M 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
85% 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
No Score Yet 87% Jackie's Back! Original Music - 1999
80% 88% South Park: The Movie Songs $52M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet South Park: Der Film Songs - 1999
27% 31% The Out-of-Towners Original Music $28.5M 1999
26% 58% The Story of Us Original Music $27.1M 1999
19% 25% My Giant Original Music $8M 1998
44% 77% Simon Birch Original Music $18.3M 1998
56% 41% George of the Jungle Original Music $105.3M 1997
71% 52% In & Out Original Music $63.9M 1997
43% 62% Ghosts of Mississippi Original Music $13.1M 1996
50% 68% The First Wives Club Original Music $105.5M 1996
88% 75% Mother Original Music $1.1M 1996
50% 56% Forget Paris Original Music $32M 1995
91% 77% The American President Original Music $59M 1995
17% 31% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Original Music $43.4M 1994
75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Original Music $125.6M 1993
77% 63% Addams Family Values Original Music $45.7M 1993
83% 89% A Few Good Men Original Music $141.3M 1992
74% 65% Sister Act Original Music $139.6M 1992
58% 38% Mr. Saturday Night Original Music $12.6M 1992
90% 64% City Slickers Original Music $119.8M 1991
64% 66% The Addams Family Original Music $111.3M 1991
90% 89% Misery Original Music $54.7M 1990
32% 25% Scenes From a Mall Original Music $9.2M 1990
91% 89% When Harry Met Sally... Original Music $90.4M 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2017 2011
96% 86% Difficult People Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Row J Unknown (Character) 2015
68% 79% Smash Executive Producer 2012-2013
80% 87% South Park Marc (Guest Voice) 2001

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