Alan Menke Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

Alan Menken is an American writer, performer, and EGOT victor who has a total assets of $100 million. Alan Menken procured his total assets by creating outstanding musicals for Walt Disney, including “The Little Mermaid” (1989), “Excellence and the Beast” (1991), and “Aladdin” (1992), and he is just the sixteenth individual to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

Alan has had accomplishment on Broadway as the writer for “Excellence and the Beast” (1994), “Ruler David” (1997), “Little Shop of Horrors” (2003), “The Little Mermaid” (2008), “Sister Act” (2011), “Newsies” (2012), “Act of pure trust” (2012), “Aladdin” (2014), and “A Bronx Tale” (2016), and “Newsies” procured him a Tony for Best Original Score.

Menken’s biggest monetary achievement has come from working with Disney. Throughout the course of recent many years, he made music for films, for example, “Pocahontas” (1995), “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996), “Hercules” (1997), “Tangled” (2010), “Skipper America: The First Avenger” (2011), and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (2018). During his vocation Menken has won 11 Grammys, eight Academy Awards, and seven Golden Globes, among numerous different honors. His expense for one film is ordinarily $2-4 million, and consistently his ASCAP sovereignties come in at around $5-10 million.

Birth name Alan Irwin Menken
Born July 22, 1949 
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
  • Pop
  • musical theatre
  • film score
  • Composer
  • arranger
  • conductor
  • music director
  • record producer
Years active 1972–present

Early Life Alan Menken was born Alan Irwin Menken on July 22, 1949, in Manhattan, New York City. His mom, Judith, was an artist, entertainer, and writer, and his dad, Norman, was a “boogie-woogie piano-playing dental specialist.” According to his authority site, Alan “experienced childhood in a home, loaded up with music and theater (and parody and show)” with sisters Leah and Faye. Menken comes from a Jewish family, and he started accepting violin and piano illustrations as a kid.

Close to this time, he began making, and when he was 9 years of age, he contended in the New York Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest; the appointed authorities appraised his arrangement “Bouree” Superior and Excellent. Alan studied at New Rochelle High School, and subsequent to graduating in 1967, he procured a musicology degree from New York University’s Steinhardt School in 1971. Menken then joined the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.

Profession While displaying various BMI studio musicals during the ’70s, Alan likewise worked “as an artful dance and present day dance backup, a melodic chief for club acts, a jingle essayist, arranger, a lyricist for ‘Sesame Street’ and a vocal mentor.” In the last part of the ’70s, dramatist Howard Ashman selected Menken to compose the music for the melodic “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,” a variation of the 1975 Kurt Vonnegut novel “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine.”

The melodic got extraordinary surveys after its 1979 opening, and Menken and Ashman before long teamed up on the 1982 melodic “Little Shop of Horrors,” which set a film industry record for the most elevated netting Off-Broadway play ever. “Little Shop of Horrors” was adjusted into a 1986 film featuring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, and Ellen Greene, which procured Alan and Howard their most memorable Academy Award designation. In 1983, Menken was regarded with the BMI Career Achievement Award.

The outcome of “Little Shop of Horrors” drove Walt Disney Studios to employ Menken and Ashman to compose music for the 1989 film “The Little Mermaid.” Alan won two Academy Awards for his work on the film, an accomplishment he likewise cultivated with 1991’s “Excellence and the Beast,” 1992’s “Aladdin,” and 1995’s “Pocahontas.” Sadly, Menken and Ashman’s organization finished in 1991 when Howard died from entanglements of AIDS at 40 years old.

During the ’90s, Alan additionally contributed music to the surprisingly realistic movies “Rough V” (1990), “Newsies” (1992), and “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992) and the enlivened motion pictures “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996) and “Hercules” (1997). He then, at that point, created music for 2004’s “Home on the Range” and “Noel,” 2006’s “The Shaggy Dog,” and 2007’s “Charmed.” In 2008, “The Little Mermaid” opened on Broadway, and Menken got a Tony selection for Best Original Score.

He later procured Best Original Score designations for Broadway variations of “Sister Act” (2011), “Newsies” (2012), and “Aladdin” (2014), winning for “Newsies.” Alan has likewise dealt with Broadway creations of “Act of pure trust” (2012) and “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” (2016). He made music for the 2010 film “Tangled” and the Disney Channel series “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure” (2017-2020), and his other TV work incorporates “The Neighbors” (2013), “Galavant” (2015-2016), “Focal Park” (2020), and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” (2021).

Menken and David Zippel made the tune “Star Spangled Man” for 2011’s “Commander America: The First Avenger,” then Alan chipped away at the movies “Mirror” (2012), “Wiener Party” (2016), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (2018), and “Holmes and Watson” (2018) as well as surprisingly realistic variants of “Magnificence and the Beast” (2017) and “Aladdin” (2019). In March 2017, it was reported that Alan would be the writer for a surprisingly realistic transformation of “The Little Mermaid,” to be coordinated by Rob Marshall and created by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Individual Life Alan wedded ballet performer Janis Roswick on November 26, 1972, and they invited little girls Anna and Nora on August 1, 1973, and August 10, 1988, individually. Anna is a vocalist lyricist, and Nora was an individual from the gathering in Paper Mill Playhouse and La Jolla Playhouse creations of the melodic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Nora performed on the melodic’s cast recording, which came to #1 on the “Bulletin” Cast Albums diagram.

Grants and Nominations Menken has procured five Tony designations for Best Original Score, winning for “Newsies” in 2012. His different designations were for “Magnificence and the Beast” (1994), “The Little Mermaid” (2008), “Sister Act” (2011), and “Aladdin” (2014). Alan has been named for 19 Academy Awards, bringing back home the award for Best Music, Original Song (“Under the Sea”) and Best Music, Original Score for “The Little Mermaid” in 1990, Best Music, Original Song (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Best Music, Original Score for “Excellence and the Beast” in 1992, Best Music, Original Song (“A Whole New World”) and Best Music, Original Score for “Aladdin” in 1993, and Best Music, Original Song (“Colors of the Wind”) and Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score for “Pocahontas” in 1996.

He won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Original Song in a Children’s, Young Adult or Animated Program (“Waiting in the Wings”) for “Tangled: The Series” in 2020, and he got Primetime Emmy selections for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “Pretty much the Kind of Thing You May or May Not Possibly See on Broadway” from “The Neighbors” (2013) and “A New Season” from “Galavant” (2016).

Menken has won seven Golden Globes: Best Original Score – Motion Picture for “The Little Mermaid,” “Excellence and the Beast,” and “Aladdin” and Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “Under the Sea,” “Magnificence and the Beast,” “A Whole New World,” and “Shades of the Wind.”

He has procured in excess of 25 Grammy selections, winning Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television for “Under the Sea,” “Magnificence and the Beast,” “A Whole New World,” “Shades of the Wind,” and “I See the Light” (“Tangled”), Song of the Year for “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme),” Best Song Written for Visual Media for “I See The Light,” Best Recording for Children for “The Little Mermaid (An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack),” Best Album for Children for “Magnificence And The Beast – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” and Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television for “Magnificence and the Beast” and “Aladdin.”

Alan has likewise won grants from the Laurence Olivier Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Evening Standard Theater Awards, Annie Awards, French Mickey d’Or, Gold Derby Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, International Film Music Critics Association Awards, 20/20 Awards, Saturn Awards, and BMI Film and TV Awards, and in 2012, he got a Drama League Award for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater. Menken was drafted into the Online Film and Television Association Film Hall of Fame in 2003, and he got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.