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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Fred Ebb was born on April 8, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on September 11, 2004 in New York City.

Trivia (20)

He was awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for "Chicago", performed at the Adelphi as Outstanding Musical Production of the 1997 season.
Though his birth year was regularly listed as 1933, the funeral home, after consulting with his family, listed his age at death as 76, not 71.
Has won four Tony Awards: in 1967, as Best Composer and Lyricist, with collaborator John Kander, and for lyrics as part of Best Musical win for "Cabaret;" in 1981, as Best Score, his lyrics with Kander's music, for "Woman of the Year;" and in 1993, as Best Score (Musical), his lyrics with Kander's music, for "Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical," in a tie with Pete Townshend for "The Who's Tommy." He has also been nominated eight other times, with one exception always in collaboration with Kander: in 1968, as Best Composer and Lyricist and his lyrics as part of a Best Musical nomination for "The Happy Time;" in 1969, his lyrics as part of a Best Musical nomination for "Zorba;" in 1976, as Best Score and as Best Book (Musical), his one nomination not shared with Kander but with Bob Fosse, for "Chicago;" in 1978, as Best Score for "The Act;" in 1984, as Best Score for "The Rink;" and in 1997, as Best Original Musical Score for "Steel Pier."
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 159-161. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Terrence McNally, John Kander, and he were awarded the 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Adaptation for "The Visit", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
John Kander and his musical, "Cabaret", at the Drury Lane Productions in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Musical (Large).
John Kander and his musical, "Cabaret" at The Hypocrites Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2011 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Musical.
John Kander and his musical, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" at the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award for Musical Production.
John Kander and his musical, "Chicago" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 1983 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for a Musical Production.
"Chicago," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1998 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Musical (Large Theatre).
"Chicago" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded he 1998 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Production.
"Curtains" on Broadway in New York City was nominated for a 2007 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Musical.
John Kander, Rupert Holmes and he were nominated for the 2007 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Original Score in a Musical for "Curtains" on Broadway in New York City.
"Scottsboro Boys" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 2013 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Presented Production.
John Kander and Fred Ebb was awarded the 2013 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Musical Score "Scottsboro Boys" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
"Scottsboro Boys" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 2013 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Production.
John Kander and his musical, 'Chicago The Musical" at the Drury Lane Productions Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2017 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical Production.
John Kander and his musical, "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2017 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Midsize Musical Production.
The musical, "Cabaret (2018), at the Paramount Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2018 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical or Revue Production.

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