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Marc Shaiman


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Marc Shaiman was born on the 22th of October 1959 in New Jersey. He started his career as a vocal arranger for Bette Midler. Later on he started to work for Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner which allowed him to write music for their box-office success movies as well as the Oscar shows and Emmy Awards. Some of his (arguably) best known scores include those for Barry Sonnenfeld’s The Addams Family, Trey Parker’s South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Emile Ardolino’s Sister Act.

Shaiman has earned five Academy Award nominations, a Tony Award, a Grammy Award for his work on the musical Hairspray (Original Broadway Cast), and an Emmy Award for co-writing Billy Crystal’s Academy Award performances. He has also been Grammy nominated twice for his arrangements for Harry Connick, Jr.’s recordings When Harry Met Sally and We Are in Love and Emmy nominated for his work on Saturday Night Live. In 2002, he was honored with the “Outstanding Achievement in Music-In-Film” award at The Hollywood Film Festival.


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  • nanazarb

    My favorite soundtrack of his is the Down With Love one! He's cool because he does 60's music . Most of tnhe time when you think about a composer you think classical but this is jazz!

    19 Aug 7:59am Reply
  • dominic_john

    Watched the American President for the first time tonight. Great movie, exceptional score.

    7 Jan 10:32am Reply
  • kiskoppany

    Flipped suite track the Flipped movie <3

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • pqpmarcelo

    good morning baltimore <333333333333333333333333333333333

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • igorgeneration

    you cant stop the beat <3

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
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  • ropies

    City Slickers Main Title is where its at

    18 Oct 2011 Reply
  • NibolZ001

    he works for Mariah new record

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • dfkt

    A highly underrated composer. Seriously, under 150,000 plays? Both his Addams Family scores are among my favorite albums of all times.

    16 Aug 2010 Reply
  • HadesisDoomed

    Ghost of Mississippi beautiful music beyond words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder if he was nominated for an oscar James, Whoopi and Alec all did an excellent job.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Nochek

    very very good! lOve :)

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
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  • PandaGetSad

    just so gud.

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
  • kolukiete

    I really like his musical work.All the soundtracks from the Adams familly and from Hairspray-one of my fav!

    5 Nov 2008 Reply
  • DemoColorScheme

    I really like his score for Patch Adams. It's probably not noticed by many but I happen to love the movie and as seeing that I'm a musician and always 'look' for music, this soundtrack really had it for me.

    7 Aug 2008 Reply
  • jeremysari

    şimdi yada asla filminin unutulmaz sahneleri müzik umurumuzdamı demeye hazır.relly bad news müziği gabriel yared ve alan silvestri ye yakın.gerçekte film müzikleri böyle olur.duygusallıkta cabası.

    9 Feb 2008 Reply
  • pSychE_ANNAlist

    yeah, the tango is cool

    16 Jan 2008 Reply
  • liquiddatura

    The Tango from Addams Family Values.

    8 Oct 2007 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    Forget Paris Soundtrack is one of my all time CDs ever!!

    26 Aug 2007 Reply
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