- Additional Authors
- Addison, John, 1920-1998.
- Braham, David, 1838-1905.
- Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942.
- Coleman, Cy.
- Friml, Rudolf, 1879-1972.
- Mowell, Shelley.
- Showalter, Max.
- Styne, Jule, 1905-1994.
- Warren, Harry, 1893-1981.
- 15 linear feet (13 boxes)
- Alternative Title
- 42nd Street.
- Forty-second Street.
- George M!
- The Michael Stewart Papers are held by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and have been separated into three groups: paper records in the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, music in the Music Division, and audio materials in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
- Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
- See also the Michael Stewart papers (*T-Mss 1990-018) in the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for
- Biography (note)
- Michael Stewart (1924-1987), librettist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist, was born Myron Rubin in New York City.
- Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
- Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
- Call Number
- JPB 03-23
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987.
Michael Stewart scores, 1870-1984.
The Michael Stewart scores consist of sheet music from both produced and unproduced Stewart shows from the 1940s through the 1980s. Among the original scores for Broadway shows represented in this collection are Cy Coleman's Barnum (1980) and I Love My Wife (1977), and Max Showalter's additional music for Harrigan 'n Hart (1985). The Michael Stewart scores also contain an extensive amount of material for shows which were presented in places other than New York, including John Addison's score for The Amazons (1971), Shelley Mowell's Solomon Grundy (1953), and Jule Styne's musical version of Treasure Island, Pieces of Eight (1985). Although he chose not to be credited on the production, Stewart also assisted in the 1984 Broadway revival of Rudolph Friml's The Three Musketeers and the collection includes the music for many Friml songs. There are also collections of late nineteenth and early twentieth century music, including numerous songs by the composers Harry Warren, George M. Cohan, and David Braham that were gathered as research for the projects, 42nd Street, George M! and Harrigan 'n Hart respectively. The scores are arranged alphabetically by show title and by song title within each show.
Michael Stewart (1924-1987), librettist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist, was born Myron Rubin in New York City. He attended Queens College and later received a Master of Fine Arts in drama from Yale in 1953. Prior to his work on Broadway, Stewart wrote for television and contributed sketches and lyrics to revues. His first effort on Broadway, Bye Bye Birdie, opened in 1960 and won Stewart his first Tony as its author. During his career in the musical theater Stewart also worked on Carnival! (1961), Hello, Dolly! (1964), 42nd Street (1980), George M! (1968), Barnum (1980), I Love My Wife (1979), Mack and Mabel (1974), and The Grand Tour (1979). Among his collaborators on musical theater projects were the writers Mark Bramble, Fran and John Pascal, and the composers Cy Coleman, Jerry Herman, Bob Merrill, Max Showalter and Jule Styne.
- Location of Other Archival Materials
See also the Michael Stewart papers (*T-Mss 1990-018) in the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for other materials on Michael Stewart.
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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- Added Author
Addison, John, 1920-1998. The Amazons.
Braham, David, 1838-1905.
Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942.
Coleman, Cy. Barnum.
Coleman, Cy. I love my wife.
Friml, Rudolf, 1879-1972.
Friml, Rudolf, 1879-1972. Three musketeers.
Mowell, Shelley. Solomon Grundy.
Showalter, Max. Harrigan 'n Hart.
Styne, Jule, 1905-1994. Pieces of eight.
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981.
- Added Title
- Research Call Number