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Krieger, Henry

Henry Krieger began composing for Off-Broadway while in his ‘20s, during which time he met lyricist Tom Eyen. Together they created the score for the landmark 1981 Broadway musical DREAMGIRLS, which received six Tony Awards. Mr. Krieger won a Tony nomination for his score to DREAMGIRLS, as well as the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album. Two years later, his musical THE TAP DANCE KID opened on Broadway, earning a pair of Tony Awards. He collaborated with Bill Russell on the Broadway musical SIDE SHOW (1997, for which he earned another Tony Award nomination for Best Score) and the regional musicals, EVERYTHING'S DUCKY (2000; revised as LUCKY DUCK in 2004), and KEPT (2002), a modern re-telling of the Camille story. Krieger and Russell also wrote "Santa's Gonna Rock And Roll," the opening number of the RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR for over a decade, and they were also commissioned to write "Take The Flame," for the opening and closing ceremonies of Gay Games IV. With lyricist Susan Birkenhead, he recently contributed two songs to HATS!, the new musical revue of the Red Hat Society. Upcoming projects for Henry Krieger include Broadway musical versions of the films THE FLAMINGO KID, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, and MOONSTRUCK. In 2006, DREAMGIRLS was made into a major feature film, with songs by Henry Krieger, Tom Eyen and others. Williamson Music proudly represents the four songs Mr. Krieger wrote for the film of DREAMGIRLS, as well as his scores to SIDE SHOW, THE TAP DANCE KID, his songs for HATS!, and other works.