Favorite Famous Composers and Lyricists

In musicals, the first thing I tend to judge are the songs. You have to love the songs in order to love the musicals. Some duos and some composers become more famous then others. Now what are of my favorite composers and some of my favorite duos?

Rodgers and Hammerstein

They are a hard duo to beat. They are a huge part of the Golden Age of Musical Theatre. So what are some of my favorite musicals of this duo?

  1. Sound of Music
  2. Cinderella
  3. South Pacific
  4. Oklahoma

Alan Menken

He is one of the most well=known Disney composers. Disney is a huge part of many children’s lives.

  1. Beauty and the Beast
  2. Newsies
  3. Aladdin

Andrew Lloyd Webber

He is famous for a lot of musicals. However, so far I only fell in love with two of them.

  1. Phantom of the Opera- favorite Webber musical
  2. Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor

Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil 

Having a show running for 30+ yrs and proving the critics wrong really does say something.

  1. Les Mis- yes, it was panned by critics, but the public proved them wrong. I am obsessed with this musical.

Stephen Schwartz

I have loved all his musicals that I saw, and that includes one of my top two favorites.

  1. Wicked
  2. Pippin
  3. Godspell

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