Cy Coleman

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... read moreA pianist, singer, producer and composer of popular songs and scores for screen and stage, Cy Coleman was a cornerstone of Broadway from the early '60s until the new millennium. Initially working with the lyricist Carolyn Leigh, together they produced many standards of the Great American Songbook...

Key songs

Cy Coleman
Playboy's Theme
3:23
Cy Coleman
Playboy Theme
3:23
Cy Coleman
If My Friends Could See Me Now
2:39
Cy Coleman
Parisian Women (1996 Digital Remaster / Instrumental)
1:18
Cy Coleman
There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This
2:26

Biography

Active: 1950s-2000s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Cy Coleman did have smll impact on jazz scene, but his major importance comes as composer and force in theater. He had a recital at Steinway Hall at the age of six, and was playing Manhattan super clubs at 17. Coleman formed a trio in 1948 while still a student at New York College of Music. He began to attract attention with two hit singles he wrote done by Frank Sinatra in the '50s; "Try to Change Me Now" and "Witchcraft." He also penned "Firefly" for Tony Bennett in 1958. The musical "Wildcraft" which he did with lyricist Carolyn Leigh starred Lucille Ball in 1960. Then came string of stage successes, including "Little Me," "Sweet Charity" and "Seesaw." Since then, Coleman's had other stage hits, notably "Barnum." He's also had songs featured in films, covered by Barbra Streisand and many others. Coleman has also periodically recorded albums. Mark Murphy did LP of Coleman material in 1977. ~ Ron Wynn~ Rovi

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