Jerry Herman

Jerry Herman


Jerry Herman, the composer-lyricist who, with Hello, Dolly! and Mame, wrote two of the most popular and tuneful Broadway musicals of the 1960s—to say nothing of La Cage aux Folles in the 1980s and a handful of musicals and rousing show tunes in between—died December 26 in Miami at the age of 88. The cause was pulmonary complications, as confirmed by his goddaughter Jane Dorian.

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  • Also known as: Gerald Herman
  • Born: Jul 10, 1931 in New York, New York
  • Death: Dec 26, 2019 in Miami, FL


Drama Desk Award
2010 Special Award Winner
1984 Outstanding Lyrics La Cage aux Folles Nominee
1984 Outstanding Music La Cage aux Folles Winner
1975 Outstanding Music and Lyrics Mack & Mabel Nominee
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1964 Best Musical Hello, Dolly! Winner
Theatre World Awards
1999 Theatre World Special Award Winner
Tony Award
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
1984 Best Original Score La Cage aux Folles Winner
1979 Best Original Score The Grand Tour Nominee
1966 Composer and Lyricist Mame Nominee
1964 Composer and Lyricist Hello, Dolly! Winner
1962 Composer Milk and Honey Nominee