Alan Menken

Film score, Composer

1949 –

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Who is Alan Menken?

Alan Irwin Menken is an American musical theatre and film composer and pianist.

Menken is best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas have each won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Home on the Range, The Shaggy Dog, Enchanted, and most recently, Tangled and Mirror Mirror. Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists including Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Glenn Slater and Stephen Schwartz. With eight Academy Award wins, Menken is the second most prolific Oscar winner in a music category after Alfred Newman, who has nine Oscars.

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Born
Jul 22, 1949
New Rochelle
Also known as
  • Alan Irwin Menken
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Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York University

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on July 23, 2013

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