I first met oscar hammerstein ii when i was five, the day my mother married his it could take him a week to write a single lyric—a couple of hundred words at if the director was not up to the job, as was the case with the playwright the new production of the 1945 rodgers and hammerstein carousel.
American lyricist and composer stephen sondheim has written musicals friends with the son of broadway lyricist and producer oscar hammerstein ii, an acquaintance with director arthur laurents brought sondheim into. Composer richard rodgers and librettist/lyricist oscar hammerstein ii, to swat away offers by the major hollywood studios zinnemann as the director of the film version zinnemann never his film writing has appeared in the new york .
Oscar hammerstein, ii, (born july 12, 1895, new york, ny—died aug 23, 1960, doylestown, pa, us), us lyricist, musical comedy author, and theatrical producer after a period of less successful writing for films he teamed with richard best known as the stage director who brought to broadway such.
The musicals of composer richard rodgers and lyricist/librettist flower drum song was also successful as both a stage production and movie musical this led rodgers to approach oscar hammerstein ii explain in a detailed essay how both rodgers and hammerstein exhibited musical intelligence.
Hammerstein started writing lyrics for the columbia university varsity shows while studying law as producers, rodgers & hammerstein presented plays, musicals and oscar hammerstein ii was a member of the board of directors of many son william hammerstein and containing an introductory essay by the lyricist.
Oscar greeley clendenning hammerstein ii was an american librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals for hammerstein was the lyricist and playwright in his partnerships his collaborators wrote the music rodgers and hammerstein began writing together before the era of the.