Cy Coleman biography
At Writers Theatre: Sweet Charity
“Cy Colemanis a permanent gem in Broadway’s musical crown,” wrote the New York Post. His Broadway shows garnered Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Critics Awards and many others. Included are such favorites as Sweet Charity, City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, Barnum, The Life and Little Me. Cy received three Emmys, two Grammys and countless Grammy nominations. Some hit songs include “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “Hey Look Me Over,” “Witchcraft” and “The Best Is Yet to Come.” Mr. Coleman’s awards and honors include the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Dramatists Guild’s Frederick Loewe Award and ASCAP Foundation’s Richard Rodgers Award. He died suddenly one month before rehersals began for Sweet Charity. Cy’s greatest production is Lily Cye, born May 17, 2000.
[Bio as of March 2013]