Galt MacDermot

Theatrical Composer

1928 –

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Who is Galt MacDermot?

Arthur Terence Galt MacDermot is a Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre. He won a Grammy Award for the song "African Waltz" in 1960. His most successful musicals have been Hair and Two Gentlemen of Verona. MacDermot has also written music for film soundtracks, jazz and funk albums, and classical music, and his music has been sampled in hit hip-hop songs and albums.

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Born
Dec 18, 1928
Montreal
Also known as
  • Hair
  • Galt McDermot
  • Original Hair Cast
  • Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado
  • Hair: The Musical
  • Hair Original Broadway Cast
  • Ragni, Rado & MacDermot
  • Galt MacDermott
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Upper Canada College
  • University of Cape Town
  • Bachelor of Music
Lived in
  • Montreal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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