Alan Menken was born on July 22, 1949 – 65 years ago. He has been composing music for musicals on stage and screen steadily for 35 years, starting with his collaboration with Howard Ashman on God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, a 1979 adaptation of a Kurt Vonnegut novel. He continues to compose. Two of his eight Broadway shows are currently playing – Aladdin and Newsies. Here are some of his songs worth listening to:
The World Will Know from Newsies
Carrying the Banner from Newsies
A Whole New World from Aladdin
Feed Me Seymore from Little Shop of Horrors
Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid
Alan Menken sings “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast
Aln Menken sings Pink Fish from ?