Bette Midler’s Long Time Friend, Composer, Lyricist, Marc Shaiman Is To Receive The Icon Music Supervisor Reward (Video: Bette and Marc)


Variety
Marc Shaiman Has Already Won A Grammy, An Emmy, And A Tony. He’s Nominated For An Oscar This Year. If He Wins He’ll Become One Of The Rare To Win All 4 Biggies
By JORDAN MOREAU
FEBRUARY 4, 2019 8:30AM PT


Bette Midler and Marc Shaiman last year, probably Talking about Trump LOL

Composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman will be honored with the Icon Award at the ninth annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, taking place Feb. 13 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

The “Hairspray” and “Smash” tunesmith will be performing “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” the “Mary Poppins Returns” ballad he co-wrote with Scott Wittman, at the ceremony. “Lost Things” is nominated for the original song Oscar, and he’s also up for composing the score for the Disney sequel. Winning either would give Shaiman an EGOT, since he already claims an Emmy, Grammy and Tony.

Also performing at the show is Aimee Mann, who’ll sing “Drive,” a song from “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” that’s up for a guild award in the song for TV category. Lukas Nelson, one of the musical forces behind “A Star Is Born,” will perform a yet-to-be-announced selection from among the songs he worked on for that soundtrack.

The event celebrates achievements in music supervision, recognizing work in 18 categories in movies, television, games, advertising and trailers.

As previously announced, Joel Sill will be given the Legacy Award. Presenters include women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, director Taylor Hackford, actor Rafael Casal and director Rob Morrow.

“Marc Shaiman’s work has withstood the test of time,” said Thomas Golub?, president of the Guild of Music Supervisors, in a statement. “Because of his songs, cultural sensations such as ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ have resonated deeply with audiences spanning generations. We are honored to celebrate Marc’s contributions to the industry as he accepts the prestigious Icon Award at this year’s show.”

Here’s a little rarity of Marc Shaiman serenading Bette Midler on her 60th Birthday at Hulaween in 2005. Thanks to Marc for sending me the lyrics

BETTE 60TH @ HULAWEEN
(Special Lyrics Written By Marc Shaiman)


IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE BETTE MIDLER'S 60
WHEN THERE'S HARDLY A LINE UPON YOUR FACE
I WAS A CHILD WHEN YOU FOUND FAME
(SO EXPLAIN TO ME HOW
I'M FAT AND OLD, YET YOU'RE THE SAME

WE KNOW HOW YOU FIGHT TO MAKE THINGS BETTER
BUT DOES ANYONE EVER WIPE YOUR BROW?
AND OFFER A HUG, PERHAPS A KISS?
(I HOPE THEY DO)

AND I HOPE YOU NEVER FORGET THIS!
THAT EVERYONE HERE THINKS YOU'RE A HERO
YOU'RE JUST WHAT OUR PRESIDENT SHOULD BE
YOU MAKE US FLY HIGH AMONGST THE EAGLES
CAUSE YOU ARE THE WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS

GOD BLESS YOU
FOR YOU ARE THE WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS
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