Topic: Jerry HERMAN
This Holiday season you may have heard Jerry Herman’s “We Need A Little Christmas” from the musical Mame.
Born on July 10, 1931 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Herman is the offspring of Harry Herman who taught physical education in the New York City public school system and Ruth Herman who was also a teacher for a while. He has writtenthe music and lyrics for Broadway’s Milk and Honey, Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel, The Grand Tour, Dear World and La Cage Aux Folles as well as the score for television’s Mrs. Santa Claus and is the recipient of numerous Tony Awards and Grammy Awards. His music in known for its tuneful ebullience and the memorable quality that often has audiences humming the tunes as they leave performances. The composer/lyricist is brimming over with excitement for “Words and Music by Jerry Herman” which will air on PBS stations across the nation on New Year’s Day. New Yorkers may consider themselves fortunate enough to get a sneak preview because it will be shown on Channel 13 on the previous evening. [Check local listings]