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American Masters (2013 Season) – Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
Interviewees
Air date: 12/27/2013

American Masters Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love

Premieres nationally Friday, December 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS

(check local listings)

 

Interviewees

(in alphabetical order)

 

Woody Allen – writer, director, actor; Hamlisch composed the music for Bananas and Take The

Money & Run (audio-only interview)

Lucie Arnaz – actress, singer, dancer; starred in They’re Playing Our Song

Bob Avian – choreographer, A Chorus Line

Marilyn & Alan Bergman – composers, “The Way We Were”

John Breglio – producer, A Chorus Line revival; represents the Michael Bennett estate

Raúl Esparza – actor; sang in many Hamlisch concerts

Peter Filicia – theater critic, author

Maria Friedman – actor; sang in many Hamlisch concerts

Terre Blair Hamlisch –Marvin Hamlisch’s wife

Lorin Hollander – world-class concert pianist; Hamlisch’s high school classmate

Rupert Holmes – lyricist, The Nutty Professor (musical)

Sir Nicholas Hytner – director, Sweet Smell of Success; head of the National Theatre (London)

Brian d’Arcy James – actor, starred in Sweet Smell of Success

Quincy Jones – producer, Hamlisch’s first hit “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” (performed

by Lesley Gore)

Michael Keller – musical coordinator; worked with Hamlisch for years

Robert Klein – actor; starred in They’re Playing Our Song

Roz & Paul Kushner – Hamlisch’s cousins; Roz grew up with Marvin

Baayork Lee – actor, starred in A Chorus Line

Valerie Lemon – singer; sang in many Hamlisch concerts

John Lithgow – actor, starred in Sweet Smell of Success

Melissa Manchester – singer, “Through the Eyes of Love” (theme song from Ice Castles)

Ann-Margret – actor, singer; worked with Hamlisch on her Las Vegas show and performed

together

Patti & JoAnn Mariano – Hamlisch’s high school classmates

Donna McKechnie – actor, starred in A Chorus Line

Idina Menzel – actor; performed in concert with Hamlisch around the world

Kelli O’Hara – actor, starred in Sweet Smell of Success

Sir Tim Rice – lyricist; collaborated with Hamlisch on several songs for film

Carole Bayer Sager – songwriter; lyricist for “Nobody Does It Better” (theme song from The

Spy Who Loved Me) and They’re Playing Our Song, based on her & Hamlisch’s relationship

Carly Simon – singer, songwriter; sang “Nobody Does It Better” (theme song from The

Spy Who Loved Me) and performed together

Steven Soderbergh – filmmaker, Behind the Candelabra and The Informant!

Barbra Streisand – actor, singer, director; Hamlisch was a rehearsal pianist for Funny Girl

and served as conductor and musical director for many of her concerts and tours

Sir Howard Stringer – former Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and CEO, Sony

Corporation; Hamlisch’s close friend

Joe Torre – former manager for New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, former MLB

player; Hamlisch’s close friend

Leslie Uggams – actor, singer; Hamlisch’s high school classmate

Christopher Walken – actor; Hamlisch’s high school classmate

Maury Yeston – composer, musicologist

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