Musicals in History

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  • 1777-08-04 Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes his riding school with performances in London, precursor of the circus
  • 1786-11-07 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
  • 1789-03-02 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
  • 1855-10-09 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope (musical instrument)
  • 1883-11-05 Musical "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres in NYC
  • 1884-09-24 Dixey, Rice & Gill's musical "Adonis" premieres in NYC
  • 1886-10-15 Modest Mussorgsky's musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in St. Petersburg's Kononov Hall, Russia
  • 1887-05-18 Emmanuel Chabrier's opera "Le roi malgré lui" (King, in spite of himself) premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris; after 3 performances the theatre burns down
  • 1894-05-12 Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1896-04-25 Sidney Jones & Harry Greenbacks musical "The Geisha" premieres at Daly's Theatre, London; runs for 760 performances
  • 1897-08-03 John McNally's musical "Good Mr Best" premieres in NYC
  • 1897-09-18 Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City" premieres in NYC
  • 1898-09-26 Victor Herbert and Harry Smith's operetta "The Fortune Teller" premieres at Wallack's Theater in New York City
  • 1901-02-25 George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son" premieres in NYC
  • 1902-06-16 "The Wizard of Oz" musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1903-11-16 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC

  • 1904-02-25 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theater Society

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1904-11-07 Broadway musical "Little Johnny Jones" written by George M. Cohan, featuring the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" opens in New York

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1904-11-17 George Cohan's musical "Little Johnny Jones" premieres in NYC
  • 1905-01-14 Hubbell, Shubert & Smith's musical "Fontana" premieres in NYC
  • 1905-12-25 V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste" premieres in NYC
  • 1906-02-12 George Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC
  • 1906-05-28 Shields/Cobbs musical "His Honor, The Mayor" premieres in NYC
  • 1906-09-24 V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC
  • 1907-03-05 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
  • 1907-12-03 George Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NYC
  • 1908-11-14 Oscar Strauss' musical "Der tapfere Soldat" premieres in Vienna
  • 1910-09-19 George M. Cohan's musical "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" premieres in NYC
  • 1911-03-13 Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC
  • 1911-12-07 Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC
  • 1912-12-12 Rudolf Friml and Otto Harbach's musical "Firefly" premieres in New York City
  • 1913-02-03 Golden and Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in New York City
  • 1914-01-03 Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari," premieres in NYC
  • 1914-02-02 James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu" premieres in NYC

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1914-08-24 Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern

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1914-12-08 Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

  • 1915-01-15 Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike" premieres in NYC
  • 1915-09-29 Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat" premieres in NYC
  • 1915-12-23 J Kern/S Greene's musical "Very Good Eddie" premieres in NYC
  • 1915-12-25 Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1916-02-17 Sigmund Romberg, James Hanley, Harold R. Atteridge and Edgar Smith's musical Robinson Crusoe Jr. premieres in NYC
  • 1916-08-31 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London
  • 1916-11-16 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
  • 1917-02-20 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!" premieres in New York
  • 1917-12-25 Louis Hirsch and Otto Harbach's musical "Going Up" premieres in New York City
  • 1918-02-01 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse's musical premieres in New York
  • 1918-02-14 H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad," premieres in NYC
  • 1918-03-07 H Carroll & J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!" premieres in NYC
  • 1918-08-19 Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC

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1918-10-04 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1919-02-03 Herbert and Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady" premieres in New York City
  • 1919-03-05 Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1919-10-23 Romberg & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1919-10-26 B C Hilliam's musical "Buddies" premieres in NYC
  • 1919-11-05 Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-musical" on Dutch radio
  • 1919-11-06 1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel"

  • 1919-11-18 H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene" premieres in NYC
  • 1920-11-03 "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Theater
  • 1920-12-21 Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally" premieres in NYC
  • 1921-05-23 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's musical "Shuffle Along" premieres on Broadway at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre, New York City [1]
  • 1921-11-07 Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC
  • 1921-11-29 Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki" premieres in NYC
  • 1922-05-23 Comedic play "Abie's Irish Rose" premieres at Fulton Theatre, NYC; runs for 2,327 performances (longest run at the time)
  • 1922-07-15 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's musical "Shuffle Along" closes on Broadway, July 15, 1922, after 504 performances
  • 1922-08-28 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
  • 1922-09-20 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
  • 1922-11-13 George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC
  • 1923-02-21 Andre Charlot's musical "Rats" premieres in London
  • 1923-10-29 Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City
  • 1923-12-31 Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in New York City
  • 1924-06-26 Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
  • 1924-10-29 "Dixie to Broadway" opens at Broadhurst Theater

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1924-12-01 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • 1925-01-07 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
  • 1925-02-08 Kaufman & Berlin's musical "cocoanuts" premieres in New York City
  • 1925-12-28 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes" premieres in New York City

  • 1926-02-08 Sean O'Casey's "Plough & Stars" opens at Abbey Theater Dublin

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1926-03-17 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers
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  • 1927-09-06 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
  • 1927-09-12 Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC
  • 1927-09-26 St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St NYC
  • 1927-11-03 Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee" premieres in NYC
  • 1927-11-22 George Gershwin's musical "Funny Face" premieres in NYC
  • 1927-11-28 J McHugh & D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels" premieres in NYC
  • 1928-01-10 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York
  • 1928-03-13 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC

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1928-03-22 Noël Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1928-09-15 Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy" premieres in NYC
  • 1928-09-24 Cohan and Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC

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1928-10-08 Cole Porter and E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" opens at the Music Box Theatre, NYC; runs for 195 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • 1928-11-08 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1928-12-04 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee!" premieres on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC
  • 1929-01-09 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC
  • 1929-04-04 "New Moon" musical opens in London
  • 1929-10-09 G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC
  • 1929-12-30 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up And Dream" opens at the Selwyn Theatre, NYC; runs for 136 performances
  • 1930-02-18 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC
  • 1930-02-26 Play "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater

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1930-10-14 George Gershwin and Ira Gershin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman premieres in NYC

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Birthdays in Music

  • 1752-04-05 Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1831)

Person of interestWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756-01-27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian musical prodigy and composer (Figaro), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1791)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1808-10-24 Ernst Richter, German musical theorist and composer, born in Großschönau, Saxony, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 1834-01-14 William Cleaver Francis Robinson, Irish governor and musical composer, born in County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland (d. 1897)
  • 1836-09-10 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), born in Bernsheim, Germany (d. 1890)
  • 1841-02-19 Felipe Pedrell, Spanish guitarist, composer (Excelsior; La Celestina), and musical scholar, born in Tortosa, Spain (d. 1922)
  • 1848-12-21 Edward Everett Rice, American musical composer & theater producer, born in Brighton, Boston (d. 1924)
  • 1857-02-28 Gustave Kerker, German born American composer for Broadway musicals (The Belle of New York), born in Hertford, Germany (d. 1923)
  • 1859-06-22 Frank Damrosch, German-born American author and music teacher (founded NY Musical Institute of Musical Art later Julliard), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1937)
  • 1861-12-18 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 1862-03-13 Vasiliy Metallov, Russian composer and musical historian, born in Saratov, Russian Empire (d. 1926)
  • 1864-03-15 Leslie Stuart, [Thomas Barrett], British musical theater composer (Florodora), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1928) coast.
  • 1869-09-20 George Robey, English musical theatre actor and comedian, born in South London, England (d. 1954)
  • 1875-03-29 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)

Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

1878-07-03 George M. Cohan, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1942)

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1894-09-09 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (MGM musicals), born in Charlestown, South Carolina (d. 1973)
  • 1895-05-02 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist ("I Could Write A Book"; "My Funny Valentine") and half of the Broadway musical team Rodgers and Hart, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1943)
  • 1896-08-27 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instruments inventor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1897-03-11 Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)

Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

1898-07-04 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1902-05-31 Billy Mayerl, British pianist, music hall songwriter, and musical theatre composer, born in London (d. 1959)
  • 1902-06-26 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, born in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland (d. 2010)
  • 1916-07-27 Elbert Skippy Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 1917-06-23 Peter Knight, English musical arranger, conductor, and composer, born in Exmouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • 1922-01-07 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923-05-04 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese musical theater composer, with his lyricist brother, Mansour (Biya el-Khawatim - The Ring Seller), born in Antelias, Lebanon (d. 1986)
  • 1924-04-30 Sheldon Harnick, American musical theater lyricist (Fiorello; Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925-07-23 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1927-03-18 John Kander, American musical theater and film composer, with Fred Ebb (Cabaret; Chicago; New York, New York; Funny Lady), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1928-01-30 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-02-02 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
  • 1928-04-08 Fred Ebb, American musical theater lyricist, with John Kander (Cabaret; Chicago; New York, New York; Funny Lady), born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • 1928-12-06 Bobby Van [Stein], American stage and screen musical singer and actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis; Small Town Girl), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1928-12-29 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian (Val Doonican Show), born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • 1929-07-15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1929-09-12 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1932-02-16 Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1936-04-05 John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1941-07-01 John Gould, British composer and musical comic
  • 1942-03-02 Luc Plamondon, French-Canadian musical lyricist, born in Saint-Raymond, Quebec
  • 1942-09-11 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1945-04-12 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1946-12-08 John Rubinstein, American stage and screen actor, and singer (Pippin; Family: Grumpy Old Men (The Musical)), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-02-13 Kevin Bloody Wilson [Dennis Bryant], Australian musical comedian, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1947-02-27 Louis Clark, British musical arranger & keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Kempston, England
  • 1948-03-05 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • 1951-02-09 David Pomeranz, American singer, composer, lyricist, and writer for musical theater ("On This Day"), born in New York City
  • 1951-05-06 Davey Johnstone, Scottish guitarist, and musical director (Elton John's band, 1971–1977, 1982–present), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1951-06-13 Howard Leese, American guitarist, record producer, and musical director (Heart), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1954-04-10 Lenny Pickett, American saxophonist and musical director (Saturday Night Live band, 1985-; Tower of Power, 1973-81), born in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • 1959-03-07 Donna Murphy, American musical theatre actress (The King and I), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961-02-03 Linda Eder, American pop and musical theater singer, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1964-06-10 Gary Wallis, British session and touring drummer, percussionist, and musical director (Pink Floyd; 10cc; Il Divo; Mike + The Mechanics; Tom Jones; Jean-Michel Jarre; and Schiller), born in Westminster, London, England
  • 1967-07-31 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, born in Itabashi, Tokyo (d. 2005)
  • 1969-07-06 Michael Grant, British reggae-rock keyboardist and singer (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1970-06-08 "Seu" Jorge [da Silva], Brazilian musical artist, songwriter, singer, and actor (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), born in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1972-12-14 Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor, born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1979-07-15 Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
  • 1980-11-13 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1981-03-26 Anaïs Mitchell, American singer-songwriter and playwright (Hadestown - 2019 Tony for Best Musical), born in Vermont
  • 1982-03-25 Sergey Yakovlev, Russian musical artist and painter
  • 1982-04-30 Drew Seeley, Canadian actor, dancer, songwriter and singer (High School Musical), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1984-02-15 Doda [Dorota Rabczewska], Polish pop and rock singer-songwriter (Virgin; Diamond B*tch), born in Ciechanów, Poland

Person of interestAshley Tisdale

1985-07-02 Ashley Tisdale, American actress and singer (High School Musical), born in Monmouth County, New Jersey

Actress and Singer Ashley Tisdale
Actress and Singer
Ashley Tisdale
  • 1986-05-31 Sopho Khalvashi, Georgian pop-electronic singer, born in Batumi, Adjara, Georgian SSR
  • 1987-10-18 Zac Efron, American actor (High School Musical, 17 Again), born in San Luis Obispo, California,
  • 1989-02-21 Corbin Bleu [Reivers], American actor & singer (High School Musical - "Chad"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1990-08-17 Colin Bates, British-American actor, dancer, and singer (Billy Elliot - The Musical)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1964-06-27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California

  • 1996-01-27 "ER" TV actress Yvette Freeman (39) weds musical director Lawny Hartley (49) in Dunleith, Delaware
  • 1996-09-04 Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • 2009-01-09 High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1964-07-28 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

  • 2012-06-05 NBC musical drama series "Smash" actress Debra Messing (43) divorces actor and producer Daniel Zelman (44) by their mutual decision after 10 years of marriage

Deaths in Music


Person of interestWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1791-12-05 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian musical prodigy and composer (Figaro), dies at 35

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1879-04-09 Ernst Richter, German musical theorist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1898-11-04 (Charles) Jerome Hopkins, American composer, pianist, critic, and musical education advocate, dies of a brain hemorrhage at 62
  • 1917-02-05 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer, (Miss Hook of Holland), dies at 41
  • 1924-02-15 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), dies at 62
  • 1928-03-27 Leslie Stuart [Thomas Barrett], British musical theater composer (Florodora), dies at 64

Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

1942-11-05 George M. Cohan, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway), dies of cancer at 64

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1943-11-22 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (I Could Write A Book, My Funny Valentine) and half of the Broadway musical team Rodgers and Hart, dies of pneumonia from exposure after drinking heavily in NYC at 48

Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

1952-09-06 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1954-11-29 George Robey, English musical theatre actor and comedian, dies at 85
  • 1956-09-06 Felix Borowski, British-American composer, educator (Chicago Musical College, 1896-1925), and musicologist (Chicago Symphony, 1908-56), dies at 84
  • 1959-03-25 Billy Mayerl, British pianist, music hall songwriter, and musical theatre composer, dies at 55
  • 1980-07-31 Bobby Van [Stein], American stage and screen musical singer and actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis; Small Town Girl), dies of brain cancer at 49
  • 1985-07-30 Peter Knight, English musical arranger, conductor, and composer, dies at 68
  • 1991-07-10 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1993-11-03 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instruments inventor, dies at 97
  • 1994-02-28 Elbert Skippy Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, dies at 77
  • 1994-09-13 Pieter Zaanen, architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies
  • 1997-12-24 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist, dies at 69
  • 2003-09-06 Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, dies at 71
  • 2004-02-03 Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
  • 2004-09-11 Fred Ebb, American musical theater lyricist, with John Kander (Cabaret; Chicago; New York, New York; Funny Lady) dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 2005-11-06 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, dies of leukemia at 38
  • 2007-08-27 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 2010-11-03 Jerry Bock, American Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 2010-12-06 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, dies at 108
  • 2012-01-24 Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83
  • 2014-03-16 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), dies at 86
  • 2016-07-30 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91
  • 2017-11-07 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), dies at 95
  • 2018-02-28 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), dies of complications of congestive heart failure at 88