May 1993 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 2 "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 445 performances
  • May 2 "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • May 2 "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • May 2 "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • May 3 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 performances
  • May 4 "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • May 9 "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • May 9 "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 11 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Mary Chapin Carpenter win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • May 15 38th Eurovision Song Contest: Niamh Kavanagh for Ireland wins singing "In Your Eyes" in Millstreet
  • May 16 "3 Men on a Horse" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • May 16 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 30 performances
  • May 17 "Chattahoochee" single released by Alan Jackson (CMA Award Single of the Year, Billboard Song of the Year 1993)

Birthdays in Music

  • May 10 Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer
  • May 14 Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer

Deaths in Music

  • May 7 Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • May 8 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
  • May 16 Marv Johnson, US soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54
  • May 22 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, dies at 100 (b. 1892)
  • May 26 Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • May 30 Sun Ra [Herman Blount,], US jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79