Michael Brown (writer)

Michael Brown
Michael Brown (December 14, 1920 – June 11, 2014) was an American composer, lyricist, writer, director, producer, and performer.wikipedia
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Julius Monk

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In 1948, performing his own music and lyrics, he auditioned for Julius Monk.
Performers hired and/or cultivated by Monk include Jean Arnold, Michael Brown, Ceil Cabot, Thelma Carpenter, Pat Carroll, Imogene Coca, Jane and Gordon Connell, Blossom Dearie and Annie Ross; collaborators and associates also included Robert Downey, Sr., George Furth, Alice Ghostley, Ronny Graham, Tammy Grimes, Ellen Hanley, Bill Hinnant, Susan Johnson, Liberace, Dorothy Loudon, Portia Nelson, Bibi Osterwald, Norman Paris, Lovelady Powell, Caspar Reardon, Rex Robbins, William Roy, Maxine Sullivan, Nancy Dussault, Sylvia Syms, Fredricka Weber and Mary Louise Wilson.

1964 New York World's Fair

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For the DuPont pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair, Brown wrote and produced a musical revue "The Wonderful World of Chemistry," staged 48 times a day by two simultaneous casts in adjacent theaters.
DuPont presented a musical review by composer Michael Brown called "The Wonderful World of Chemistry".

Industrial musical

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In the 1960s, he was a producer of industrial musicals for major American corporations such as J.C. Penney and DuPont.

Different Times (musical)

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Michael Brown wrote the book, lyrics, and music for the nineteen-day run of Different Times, and directed the production.
Different Times is a musical with music, lyrics, and book by Michael Brown.

Harper Lee

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The couple was instrumental in the career of Harper Lee, whom Michael met through his friend Truman Capote.
The following month, at Michael Brown's East 50th Street townhouse, she received a gift of a year's wages from friends with a note: "You have one year off from your job to write whatever you please. Merry Christmas."

Cabaret

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His musical career began in New York cabaret, performing first at Le Ruban Bleu.

J. C. Penney

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In the 1960s, he was a producer of industrial musicals for major American corporations such as J.C. Penney and DuPont.

DuPont

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In the 1960s, he was a producer of industrial musicals for major American corporations such as J.C. Penney and DuPont.

Robert Downey Sr.

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For years, he maintained a reunion directory of the cast and crew, which included Robert Downey, Sr. as a stage manager.

The Chad Mitchell Trio

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Love all round, Mike.” Several of his songs have entered the American repertoire, including "Lizzie Borden" and "The John Birch Society," which were popularized by the Chad Mitchell Trio.

Leonard Sillman

His first work on Broadway was the song "Lizzie Borden" in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952 filmed as New Faces.

New Faces of 1952

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His first work on Broadway was the song "Lizzie Borden" in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952 filmed as New Faces.

New Faces (film)

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His first work on Broadway was the song "Lizzie Borden" in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952 filmed as New Faces.

Harold Arlen

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He wrote the lyrics to Harold Arlen’s music for Pearl Bailey’s show-stopping number "Indoor Girl" in House of Flowers.

Pearl Bailey

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He wrote the lyrics to Harold Arlen’s music for Pearl Bailey’s show-stopping number "Indoor Girl" in House of Flowers.

House of Flowers (musical)

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He wrote the lyrics to Harold Arlen’s music for Pearl Bailey’s show-stopping number "Indoor Girl" in House of Flowers.

Carol Channing

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He also wrote a production number for the Carol Channing company of ''Sugar Babies.

Sugar Babies (musical)

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He also wrote a production number for the Carol Channing company of ''Sugar Babies.

John Dillinger

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In the 1970s, he wrote and extensively toured Out of Step: The Great American Nut Show in which he presented the results of his lifelong fascination with such people as John Dillinger, Starr Faithfull, Judge Crater, Aimee Semple McPherson, and the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng.

Death of Starr Faithfull

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In the 1970s, he wrote and extensively toured Out of Step: The Great American Nut Show in which he presented the results of his lifelong fascination with such people as John Dillinger, Starr Faithfull, Judge Crater, Aimee Semple McPherson, and the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng.

Joseph Force Crater

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In the 1970s, he wrote and extensively toured Out of Step: The Great American Nut Show in which he presented the results of his lifelong fascination with such people as John Dillinger, Starr Faithfull, Judge Crater, Aimee Semple McPherson, and the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng.

Aimee Semple McPherson

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In the 1970s, he wrote and extensively toured Out of Step: The Great American Nut Show in which he presented the results of his lifelong fascination with such people as John Dillinger, Starr Faithfull, Judge Crater, Aimee Semple McPherson, and the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng.

Chang and Eng Bunker

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In the 1970s, he wrote and extensively toured Out of Step: The Great American Nut Show in which he presented the results of his lifelong fascination with such people as John Dillinger, Starr Faithfull, Judge Crater, Aimee Semple McPherson, and the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng.

Baby Doe Tabor

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His songs to accompany the tale of each of his special people ranged from satirical comment, such as an unemotional campaign song for Calvin "Silent Cal" Coolidge, to sensitive ballads revealing a particular tragedy or grief in a person's life, such as Baby Doe Tabor.