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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

#WhomWeMiss #MartinCharnin #Annie #Broadway #Jet #WestSideStory #NewYorkNotes @RecordingAcad RECORDING ACADEMY™ STATEMENT RE: MARTIN CHARNIN JUL. 8, 2019

GRAMMY® winner Martin Charnin was a proficient lyricist, writer, and theater director known for conceiving "Annie"—the Broadway musical that captivated audiences in the 1970s. That breakthrough show earned him a GRAMMY Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1977. Martin launched his extensive and successful career as a performer, making his Broadway debut as a Jet in "West Side Story." He went on to collaborate on an impressive roster of productions as a lyricist, writer, and director on Broadway and in TV. His long-lasting impact on the theater industry won't be forgotten, and his engaging productions will be cherished for generations to come.

-Neil Portnow
Recording Academy

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