Alan Menken

~ Person

Annotation

Composer for quite a few Disney Scores. Often worked together with the lyricist Howard Ashman.

Annotation last modified on 2014-05-07 17:55 UTC.

Legal name: Alan Irwin Menken

Wikipedia

Alan Irwin Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American composer, best known for his scores and songs for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores and songs 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 and songs for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Newsies (1992), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Home on the Range (2004), Enchanted (2007), and Tangled (2010), among others. His accolades include eight Academy Awards, a Tony Award, eleven Grammy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, and a Daytime Emmy Award. Menken is one of seventeen people to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony ("an EGOT").

He is also known for his work in musical theater 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, 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 a Daytime Emmy Award among many other honors.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2005Beauty and The Beast - Het Originele Nederlandse Cast AlbumAlan Menken, Howard Ashman2

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1994The Music Behind the MagicAlan Menken41
2012Songs and Story: PocahontasAlan Menken1

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1982Little Shop of Horrors (1982 original off-Broadway cast)Alan Menken54
1986Little Shop of Horrors (1986 film cast)Alan Menken46
1989The Little Mermaid: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989 film soundtrack)Alan Menken & Howard Ashman316
1989Den Lille Havfrue: Originalt Dansk Soundtrack (The Little Mermaid: 1989 film soundtrack, Danish version)Alan Menken, Howard Ashman1
1990Arielle, die Meerjungfrau (The Little Mermaid: 1989 film soundtrack, German version)Alan Menken54
1990Den lilla sjöjungfrun (The Little Mermaid: 1989 film soundtrack, Swedish version)Alan Menken1
1990La sirenetta (The Little Mermaid: 1989 film soundtrack, Italian version)Alan Menken51
1991Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991 film soundtrack)Alan Menken2.3513
1991Belle en het Beest (Beauty and the Beast: 1991 film soundtrack, Dutch version)Alan Menken51
1991La Bella y la Bestia (Beauty and the Beast, 1991 film soundtrack, Spanish version)Alan Menken & Howard Ashman22
1992Newsies (1992 film cast)Alan Menken22
1992Der kleine Horror-Laden (1992 German cast)Alan Menken1
1992Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992 film soundtrack)Alan Menken3.3516
1992La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast 1991 film soundtrack, French version)Alan Menken52
1992Aladdin (1992 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version)Alan Menken4
1992Aladdin (Eredeti filmzene magyarul)Alan Menken1
1992Die Schöne und das Biest (Beauty and the Beast, 1991 film soundtrack, German version)Alan Menken2
1992Lincoln (1992 film score)Alan Menken51
1992Skønheden Og Udyret (Beauty and the Beast: 1991 film soundtrack, Danish version)Alan Menken & Howard Ashman1
1993Weird Romance: Two One-Act Musicals of Speculative Fiction (1992 original off-Broadway cast)Alan Menken31
1993Aladdin (1992 film soundtrack, French version)Alan Menken1
1993Aladdin (1992 film soundtrack, German version)Alan Menken2
1993Aladdin (1992 film soundtrack, Dutch version)Alan Menken1
1993Aladdin: Colonna sonora originale italiana (1992 film soundtrack, Italian version)Alan Menken, Howard Ashman & Tim Rice1
1993Life With MikeyAlan Menken1
1994Beauty and the Beast (1994 original Broadway cast)Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton24
1994La Sirenita (The Little Mermaid 1989 film soundtrack, Spanish version)Alan Menken12
1995Pocahontas: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack (1995 film soundtrack, English version)Alan Menken313
1995Pocahontas (1995 film soundtrack, German version)Alan Menken52
1995Pocahontas (1995 film soundtrack, French version)Alan Menken42
1995A Christmas Carol: A MusicalAlan Menken, Lynn Ahrens, Mike Ockrent1
1995Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical (1995 original Australian cast)Alan Menken32
1995Pocahontas (1995 film soundtrack, Danish version)Alan Menken31
1995Pocahontas (1995 film soundtrack, Polish version)Alan Menken4.53
1995Pocahontas (1995 film soundtrack, Spanish version)Alan Menken1
1995Pocahontas (1995 film soundtrack, Swedish version)Alan Menken31
1995Pocahontas (1995 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version)Alan Menken11
1995Pocahontas (1995 film soundtrack, Italian version)Alan Menken2
1995PocahontasAlan Menken1
1995Pocahontas (Eredeti filmzene magyarul)Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz1
1996Little Shop of Horrors (1996 studio cast)Alan Menken2
1996Disney's Die Schöne und das Biest: Das Musical (1996 original Vienna cast)Alan Menken1
1996The Hunchback of Notre Dame: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack (1996 film soundtrack)Alan Menken3.754
1996El jorobado de Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 film soundtrack, Mexican Spanish version)Alan Menken21
1996ノートルダムの鐘 (The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 film soundtrack, Japanese version)Alan Menken52
1996Le Bossu de Notre-Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 film soundtrack, French version)Alan Menken53
1996El jorobado de Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 film soundtrack, Spanish version)Alan Menken41
1996O corcunda de Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 film soundtrack, Portuguese version)Alan Menken31
1997Hercules: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack (1997 film soundtrack)Alan Menken & David Zippel47
1997Disney’s Herkules: Originalt Dansk SoundtrackAlan Menken & David Zippel1
1997Hercules (Hercules 1997 film soundtrack, Spanish version)Alan Menken21
1997Hércules (Hercules 1997 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version)Alan Menken11
1997Herkül (Hercules 1997 film soundtrack, Turkish version)Alan Menken11
1997Hércules (Hercules 1997 film soundtrack, Portuguese version)Alan Menken11
1997Hercule (Hercules 1997 film soundtrack, French version)Alan Menken2
1997Hercules (Hercules 1997 film soundtrack, German version)Alan Menken1
1997La Sirenita (The Little Mermaid 1989 film soundtrack, Latin American Spanish version)Alan Menken41
1998Disney's Die Schöne und das Biest: Das Musical (1998 original Stuttgart cast)Alan Menken21
1999Beauty and the Beast (1997 original London cast)Alan Menken21
1999Personals (1998 original London cast)William Dreskin, Joel Phillip Friedman, Seth Friedman, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz & Michael Skloff51
1999Der Glöckner von Notre Dame (1999 original Berlin cast)Alan Menken31
1999La Bella y la Bestia: El musical de BroadwayAlan Menken11
2000リトル・マーメイド (The Little Mermaid 1989 film soundtrack, Japanese version)Alan Menken2
2000ポカホンタス (Pocahontas 1995 film soundtrack, Japanese version)Alan Menken2
2003Little Shop of Horrors (2003 Broadway revival cast)Alan Menken1
2003Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular (2003 California cast)Alan Menken1
2003A pequena sereia (The Little Mermaid 1989 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version)Alan Menken1
2004Home on the Range (2004 film soundtrack)Alan Menken1
2005A Christmas Carol: A Musical (2004 film cast)Alan Menken; Kelsey Grammer51
2006The Shaggy Dog (2006 film score)Alan Menken1
2006Der Glöckner von Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 film soundtrack, German version)Alan Menken1
2006Aladdin (1992 film soundtrack, Spanish version)Alan Menken1
2006La Petite Sirène (The Little Mermaid 1989 film soundtrack, French version)Alan Menken2
2007Little Shop of Horrors (1994 original UK cast)Alan Menken1
2007Enchanted (2007 film soundtrack)Alan Menken53
2008The Little Mermaid (2008 original Broadway cast)Alan Menken5
2009Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy (2009 original London cast)Alan Menken2
2010Tangled (2010 film soundtrack)Alan Menken58
2010Raiponce (Tangled 2010 film soundtrack, French version)Alan Menken1
2010Rapunzel: Neu Verföhnt (Tangled 2010 film soundtrack, German version)Alan Menken1
2010Enrolados (Tangled 2010 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version)Alan Menken1
2010Rapunzel: L'intreccio della torre (Tangled 2010 film soundtrack, Italian version)Alan Menken1
2011Enredados (Tangled: 2010 film soundtrack, Spanish version)Alan Menken1
2011Das Broadway-Musical: Sister ActAlan Menken1
2011A Bela e a Fera (Beauty and the Beast 1991 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version)Alan Menken1
2011Enredados (Tangled: 2010 film soundtrack, Latin American Spanish version)Alan Menken1
2012Mirror Mirror (2012 film score)Alan Menken1
2012Newsies: The Musical (2012 original Broadway cast)Alan Menken1
2014Aladdin (2014 original Broadway cast)Alan Menken2
2015Galavant: Original Soundtrack (2015 TV cast)Alan Menken & Glenn Slater2
2016The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A New Musical (2015 studio cast)Alan Menken4
2016Galavant: Season 2 (2016 TV cast)Alan Menken & Glenn Slater1
2016Sausage Party (2017 film soundtrack)Alan Menken & Christopher Lennertz2
2017Disney Karaoke Series: Beauty and the BeastAlan Menken2
2017A Bela e a Fera (2017 film cast, Brazilian Portuguese version)Alan Menken1
2017Beauty and the Beast (2017 film cast)Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice4
2017美女と野獣 (2017 film cast, Japanese version)Alan Menken, Howard Ashman & Tim Rice4

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