Henry Krieger, the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer of the musical DREAMGIRLS, has brought a large share of his portfolio to Williamson Music for representation, effective immediately. Maxyne Lang, President of Williamson Music, made the announcement in early December.
DREAMGIRLS, the smash hit 1981 Broadway musical that earned six Tony Awards (and a Tony nomination for the score by Krieger and Tom Eyen), is now a major feature film. Krieger has written four new songs for the film, all of which are represented by Williamson Music. One of those new songs, Listen (lyrics by Anne Preven), appears on Beyonce Knowles current album, BDAY.
The four songs written by Krieger for DREAMGIRLS (Listen, Love You, I Do, Patience, and A Perfect World) are joined in the Williamson representation by his score of the 1983 Tony Award-winning musical, THE TAP DANCE KID (lyrics by Robert Lorick), his Tony Award-nominated score of the 1997 musical SIDE SHOW (lyrics by Bill Russell), and two songs he contributed to HATS!, a new revue for the Red Hat Society (lyrics by Susan Birkenhead.)
We are delighted to have Henry join the Williamson Music family, says Lang. DREAMGIRLS is one of the great musicals of our time, and the film version is absolutely amazing. We know that the soundtrack is going to blaze across the charts, and we are thrilled to represent Henrys newest contributions to his masterpiece. At the same time, we welcome his songs from THE TAP DANCE KID, SIDE SHOW and HATS!, and we look forward to more great works from this iconic American composer.