Alan Menken Biography

Alan Irwin Menken is an American musical theatre and film composer and pianist.

Menken is best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas have each won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Home on the Range, The Shaggy Dog, Enchanted, and most recently, Tangled and Mirror Mirror. Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists including Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Glenn Slater and Stephen Schwartz. With eight Academy Award wins, Menken is the second most prolific Oscar winner in a music category after Alfred Newman, who has nine Oscars. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Alan Menken
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Record producer, Film Score Composer
Ethnicity:
Jewish people
Date of Birth:
July 22, 1949 (68)
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Alan Menken Timeline
  • 2010-11-10
    Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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