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Marc Shaiman is a Actor, Musical, Executive producer, Sound and Compositors American born on 22 october 1959 at Newark (USA)

Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman
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Nationality USA
Birth 22 october 1959 (64 years) at Newark (USA)

Marc Shaiman (born October 22, 1959) is a Tony, Grammy, Emmy winning and Oscar nominated American composer, lyricist, arranger, and performer for films, television, and theatre. He is perhaps best known for writing the music and co-writing the lyrics for the Broadway musical version of the cult John Waters film Hairspray.

Best films

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
(Lyricist)
A Few Good Men (1992)
(Music)
Sister Act (1992)
(Original Music Composer)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
(Original Music Composer)
Patch Adams (1998)
(Original Music Composer)
The Addams Family (1991)
(Original Music Composer)

Usually with

Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(16 films)
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(9 films)
Trey Parker
Trey Parker
(2 films)
Adam Shankman
Adam Shankman
(5 films)
Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Marc Shaiman (54 films)

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Actor

Hairspray
Hairspray (2007)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Films about television, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden
Roles Talent Agent
Rating66% 3.3499553.3499553.3499553.3499553.349955
Tracy Turnblad is an overweight high school student living in Baltimore, Maryland ("Good Morning Baltimore"). She and her classmate Penny Pingleton watch the The Corny Collins Show, a local teen dance television show, together ("The Nicest Kids in Town").
Finding Kraftland
Actors Christophe Beck, Jon Brion, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, John Ottman, Trevor Rabin
Rating63% 3.1583953.1583953.1583953.1583953.158395
Finding Kraftland is structured as a top ten countdown of the coolest attractions in Kraftland, which is the name given to Richard Kraft's house. Though the host, Stacey, continually bounces around between Richard Kraft's collectibles, the real focus of the film is the bond that develops between Richard and his son Nicky. Richard remarks that, when Nicky was born, he didn't know what to make of him, saying he felt as though an "alien being" was living with him. He then goes on to say that, around the time Nicky turns 3, he realizes that he is "the most interesting person on the planet." This begins a whirl-wind love affair between father and son that sees the two trek around the globe in order to ride every roller coaster, launch themselves into a zero-gravity flight, and generally seek as many thrills as life has to offer. This story unfolds as Richard's collection, which consists of James Bond collectibles from the 1960s, pieces of Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions, thousands of board games, and advertising memorabilia from Richard's childhood, is displayed and poured over by Stacy. The other story line that develops is Richard's relationship with his deceased parents and older brother, David Kraft, who died in 1993 due to Crohns Disease. The documentary comes to a climax when it is discovered that Richard has also developed Crohn's.
Down with Love, 1h34
Directed by Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson, David Hyde Pierce, Rachel Dratch, Jack Plotnick
Roles Pianist
Rating62% 3.1484953.1484953.1484953.1484953.148495
In early 1960s New York City, Barbara Novak arrives in town at Banner House to present her new work, Down with Love, a book the intent of which is to free women from love, teach them to enjoy sex without commitment, and to replace the need for a man with things such as chocolate. Following her rules would, she believes, help to give women a boost in the workplace and in the world in general.
Get Bruce!
Get Bruce! (1999)

Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Shirley MacLaine, Lily Tomlin, Raquel Welch, Bruce Vilanch
Roles Self
Rating61% 3.098793.098793.098793.098793.09879
The film is a tribute to Bruce Vilanch, who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. Villanche's mother and photos of childhood are shown in the film; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler talk with him and to the camera about working with Bruce, and we also watch Bruce help others prepare for Liz Taylor's 65th birthday, Bill Clinton's 50th birthday, and an AIDS awards banquet where Vilanch lets his emotions show.
North
North (1994)
, 1h27
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Transport films, Children's films
Actors Elijah Wood, Jon Lovitz, Jason Alexander, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates
Roles Piano Player
Rating45% 2.2548252.2548252.2548252.2548252.254825
A boy named North is listening to his parents argue about their problems at the dinner table. North has a panic attack, and begins to lose consciousness. As he does, the narrator explains that North is having difficulties with his parents, putting a damper on what is otherwise a successful life; North is a child prodigy, skilled in academics, sports, and drama, and is admired by many for his good work and obedient attitude, but constantly ignored by his own parents.
Heart and Souls, 1h44
Directed by Ron Underwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Ghost films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Charles Grodin, Eric Lloyd, Alfre Woodard, Richard Portnow, Kyra Sedgwick
Roles Piano Accompanist
Rating69% 3.4987553.4987553.4987553.4987553.498755
In San Francisco, 1959, four people embark on the same bus. A single mother named Penny Washington leaves her three children at home to work in her night shift as a telephone operator. A singer named Harrison Winslow is afraid of the stage and quits his audition. A waitress named Julia regrets turning down her boyfriend John's marriage proposal and leaves her job to seek him out. A small-time thief named Milo Peck unsuccessfully attempts to retrieve a collection of vintage stamps that he had stolen from a young boy. However, the bus driver, Hal, has a serious accident, killing himself and everyone on board.
Addams Family Values, 1h34
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Scott Rudin, Paul Rudnick
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane
Roles Conductor
Rating68% 3.401853.401853.401853.401853.40185
Gomez and Morticia Addams hire a nanny, Debbie, to take care of their new son Pubert. Unbeknownst to them, Debbie is a serial killer known as the Black Widow; she marries rich bachelors and murders them on their wedding night so she can collect their inheritances.
Mr. Saturday Night, 1h59
Directed by Billy Crystal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Julie Warner, Helen Hunt, Ron Silver, Jerry Lewis
Roles Lucky Zindberg
Rating58% 2.949932.949932.949932.949932.94993
Mr. Saturday Night details how stand-up comedian Buddy Young Jr. became a television star, with the help of his brother and manager, Stan, but alienated many of those closest to him once his career began to fade.
Hot Shots!
Hot Shots! (1991)
, 1h24
Directed by Jim Abrahams
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Children's films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Kevin Dunn
Roles Piano Player
Rating66% 3.349093.349093.349093.349093.34909
The film begins at Flemner Air Base 20 years prior. A pilot named Leland "Buzz" Harley (Bill Irwin) loses control of his plane and ejects, leaving his co-pilot Dominic "Mailman" Farnum (Ryan Stiles) to crash alone; although Mailman survives, he's mistaken for a deer owing to the branches stuck to his helmet and is shot by a hunter. Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) wakes up from a nightmare he's having about the event when Lt. Commander Block (Kevin Dunn) asks him to return to active duty as a pilot in the U.S. Navy, to help on a new top secret mission: Operation Sleepy Weasel.
Scenes from a Mall, 1h29
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bette Midler, Woody Allen, Bill Irwin, Paul Mazursky, Marc Shaiman, Fabio Lanzoni
Roles Pianist
Rating53% 2.6995252.6995252.6995252.6995252.699525
In the film, Nick (Allen), a sports lawyer, is married to psychotherapist and author Deborah (Midler). After years of being happily married, Nick reveals to Deborah that he has had an affair. She is soon shocked and requests a divorce, but later admits that she herself has been unfaithful.
The Addams Family, 1h39
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson
Roles Conductor
Rating69% 3.451593.451593.451593.451593.45159
Gomez Addams laments the 25-year absence of his brother Fester, who disappeared after the two had a falling-out. Gomez's lawyer Tully Alford owes money to loan shark Abigail Craven, and notices that her son Gordon closely resembles Fester. Tully proposes that Gordon pose as Fester to infiltrate the Addams household and find the hidden vault where they keep their vast riches. Tully and his wife Margaret attend a séance at the Addams home led by Grandmama in which the family tries to contact Fester's spirit. Gordon arrives, posing as Fester, while Abigail poses as psychiatrist Dr. Pinder-Schloss and tells the family that Fester had been lost in the Bermuda Triangle for the past 25 years.
Beaches
Beaches (1989)
, 2h3
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, James Read, Spalding Gray, Lainie Kazan
Roles Pianist
Rating69% 3.498213.498213.498213.498213.49821
The story of two friends from different backgrounds, whose friendship spans more than 30 years through childhood, love, and tragedy: Cecilia Carol "C.C." Bloom (Bette Midler), a New York actress and singer, and Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey), a San Francisco heiress and lawyer. The film begins with middle-aged C.C. receiving a note during a rehearsal for her upcoming Los Angeles concert. She leaves the rehearsal in a panic and tries frantically to travel to her friend's side. Unable to get a flight to San Francisco because of fog, she rents a car and drives overnight, reflecting on her life with Hillary.
Broadcast News, 2h13
Directed by James L. Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about television, Children's films
Actors William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack
Roles News Theme Writer
Rating72% 3.646573.646573.646573.646573.64657
The film revolves around three characters who work in television news. Jane Craig (Hunter) is a talented, neurotic producer whose life revolves around her work. Jane's best friend and frequent collaborator, Aaron Altman (Brooks), is a gifted writer and reporter ambitious for on-camera exposure who is secretly in love with Jane. Tom Grunick (Hurt), a local news anchorman who until recently was a sports anchorman, is likeable and telegenic, but lacks news experience and knows that he was only hired for his good looks and charm. He is attracted to Jane, although he is also intimidated by her skills and intensity.