Alan Menken
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1949-07-22
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Alan Menken

Alan Menken Biography (Wikipedia)

Alan Irwin Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American music conductor, director, composer, songwriter and record producer. Menken is best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995) have each won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Newsies (1992), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Home on the Range (2004), Enchanted (2007), Tangled (2010), and Sausage Party (2016), among others. He is also known for his work on musical theatre works for Broadway and elsewhere. Some of these are based on his Disney films, but other stage hits include Little Shop of Horrors (1982), A Christmas Carol (1994) and Sister Act (2009).

Menken has collaborated with such lyricists as Lynn Ahrens, Howard Ashman, Jack Feldman, Tim Rice, Glenn Slater, Stephen Schwartz and David Zippel. With eight Academy Award wins (four each for Best Score and Best Song), Menken is the second most prolific Oscar winner in the music categories after Alfred Newman, who has 9 Oscars. He has also won 11 Grammy Awards, a Tony Award and other honors.

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Alan Menken
Pocahontas (1995) - Pocahontas
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Pocahontas (1995) - Pocahontas
Alan Menken
Entr'acte, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
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Entr'acte, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Entr'acte, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Choir
Alan Menken
Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid Original Soundtrack
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Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid Original Soundtrack
Alan Menken
The Little Mermaid (1989): Part Of Your World
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The Little Mermaid (1989): Part Of Your World
Alan Menken
Beauty and the Beast
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Beauty and the Beast
Alan Menken
Abundance and Charity
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Abundance and Charity

Abundance and Charity

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Ensemble
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Alan Menken
Nothing to do with me (A Christmas Carol)
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Nothing to do with me (A Christmas Carol)
Alan Menken
Beauty and the Beast (Finale)
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Beauty and the Beast (Finale)
Alan Menken
Wedding Announcement
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Wedding Announcement
Alan Menken
Skid Row (Downtown)
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Skid Row (Downtown)
Paige O'Hara
Belle
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Belle
Alan Menken
Pocahontas(1995) - The Colors of the Wind
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Pocahontas(1995) - The Colors of the Wind
Alan Menken
Pocahontas (1995) - Ship At Sea
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Pocahontas (1995) - Ship At Sea

Pocahontas (1995) - Ship At Sea

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Orchestra
Studio Orchestra
Alan Menken
Little Shop of Horrors (Somewhere that's green)
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Little Shop of Horrors (Somewhere that's green)
Alan Menken
Aladdin (medley)
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Aladdin (medley)
Alan Menken
Prince Ali (from Aladdin the musical)
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Prince Ali (from Aladdin the musical)
Alan Menken
Part of Your World
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Part of Your World
Alan Menken
Beauty and the Beast: Beauty and the Beast
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Beauty and the Beast: Beauty and the Beast
Alan Menken
Tangled (2010) - When Will My Life Begin (Reprise 2)
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Tangled (2010) - When Will My Life Begin (Reprise 2)
Alan Menken
TANGLED (2010): Kingdom Dance
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TANGLED (2010): Kingdom Dance

TANGLED (2010): Kingdom Dance

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Orchestra
Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer
Alan Menken
Little Shop Of Horrors 
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Little Shop Of Horrors 
Alan Menken
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986): Feed Me!
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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986): Feed Me!
Alan Menken
THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989): Poor Unfortunate Souls
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THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989): Poor Unfortunate Souls
Alan Menken
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Star Spangled Man (feat. The Star Spangled Singers)
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: Star Spangled Man (feat. The Star Spangled Singers)
Roger Bart
Go The Distance (feat. Alan Menken)
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Go The Distance (feat. Alan Menken)
Alan Menken
The Little Mermaid - Under The Sea (feat. Samuel E. Wright & MGM Studio Orchestra)
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The Little Mermaid - Under The Sea (feat. Samuel E. Wright & MGM Studio Orchestra)
Alan Menken
Happy End
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Happy End
Alan Menken
Don't Feed The Plants
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Don't Feed The Plants
Alan Menken
Suddenly Seymour
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Suddenly Seymour
Alan Menken
Feed Me
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Feed Me
Alan Menken
Skid Row
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Skid Row
Alan Menken
Prologue
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Prologue
Alan Menken
Seize the Day
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Seize the Day
Alan Menken
Human Again
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Human Again
Alan Menken
Extracts – Prologue, Beauty and the Beast, Be Our Guest
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Extracts – Prologue, Beauty and the Beast, Be Our Guest
Alan Menken
Feed Me, from Little Shop of Horrors
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Feed Me, from Little Shop of Horrors
Alan Menken
Gaston
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Gaston
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