Showtune Special: All About Jerry Herman!
Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as Mame, Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles.
He died on Thursday at the age of 88.
The creator of 10 Broadway shows and contributor to several more, Herman won two Tony Awards for best musical: Hello, Dolly! in 1964 and La Cage aux Folles in 1983. He also won two Grammys — for the Mame cast album and Hello, Dolly! as song of the year — and was a Kennedy Center honoree. He had three original Broadway productions playing at the same time from February 1969 to May 1969.
In honor of his great career, here are a trio of songs from his most famous shows.