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    Ceremony date 11/15/2010

Alan Menken
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Alan Menken

See the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony announcement

Composer Alan Menken Honored with Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Menken Joined by Rapunzeland Flynn from Disney’s “Tangled”

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

Guest speaker:
Composer Richard Sherman

Actress Mandy Moore who voices the Rapunzel character in the film was on hand for the festivities

2,422nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures
at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard next to the El Capitan Theatre 
on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Composer Alan Menken has composed the musical scores for the following stage productions: “God Bless You Mr. Rosewater,” “Atina: Evil Queen of the Galaxy,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Dream on Royal Street,” “Kicks: The Showgirl Musical,” “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Weird Romance,” “King David,” “Der Glöckner von Notre Dame” and “The Little Mermaid.”  He composed both music and lyrics for “Real Life Funnies” and “Patch Patch Patch.”  Musical revues he has contributed songs to include “Personals, Diamonds” and “It’s Better with a Band.”

Menken’s film musicals include “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Newsies,” “Pocahontas,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hercules,” “Home on the Range,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Enchanted.”  His film underscores include “Lincoln,” “Life with Mikey”, “Noel” and “The Shaggy Dog.”  As a songwriter, Menken’s credits include “Home Alone 2,” “Rocky V,” “Life with Mikey” and “Noel.”

His lyricists have included Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Stephen Schwartz, Lynn Ahrens, David Zippel, Jack Feldman, Dean Pitchford, Tom Eyen, Steve Brown, David Spencer, David Roger, Marion Adler and Glenn Slater.

Menken has won more Academy Awards® than any other living individual, including four Oscars® for Best Score (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” and “Pocahontas”) and four Oscars for best song (“Under the Sea,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Whole New World” and “Colors of the Wind”).  In addition, he has been nominated 18 times, including Best Song nominations for “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Belle,” “Be Our Guest,” “Friend Like Me,” “Go the Distance,” “Happy Working Song,” “So Close” and “That’s How You Know,” plus a Best Score nomination for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”  He has won 10 Grammy Awards® (including Song of the Year for “A Whole New World”), seven Golden Globes®, London’s Evening Standard Award, the Olivier Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award.

Other notable achievements include Billboard’s number one single (“A Whole New World”) and number one album (“Pocahontas”), an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from New York University and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Menken’s upcoming stage and film projects include a new stage musical of “Leap of Faith”(opening on Broadway in the fall of 2010) anda stage adaptation of “Newsies.”


Walt Disney Pictures presents “Tangled,” one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair. The film hit  U.S. theaters on November  2010.

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