Marc Shaiman Announced as Commencement Speaker for Idyllwild Arts

May 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Composer & Lyricist Marc Shaiman will address the graduating class of 2012 at Idyllwild Arts.Idyllwild Arts Academy is honored to announce that our Commencement speaker for the 2012 Graduating Class is Marc Shaiman. Mr. Shaiman is a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy winning and Oscar nominated American composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, and performer for films, television, and theater.  He composed the music and co-wrote the lyrics with Scott Wittman for the new NBC hit series, SMASH, for which he is also an Executive Producer.

Marc and Scott Wittman also teamed up for the musical Hairspray for which their score won the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards, and for Broadway’s Martin Short—Fame Becomes Me and Catch Me If You Can, for which Marc’s orchestrations gained him a Tony nomination. The duo are currently at work on a new original musical of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory for director Sam Mendes.

The Commencement Ceremony at Idyllwild Arts Academy will be held on Saturday, June 2 at 11:00 am in the Holmes Amphitheatre.

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