David Shire, in conversation
David Shire, an Academy Award and two-time Grammy winner and multiple Tony and Emmy nominee, has composed prolifically for the theatre, films, television and recordings. On Broadway, he and lyricist Richard Maltby wrote the scores for the musicals Baby (Tony nominations for Best Score and Musical) and Big (Tony nomination for Best Score). His off-Broadway scores, also written with Maltby, include Starting Here, Starting Now (Grammy nomination), Closer Than Ever (Outer Critics Circle Award), Urban Blight at the Manhattan Theater Club and the off-Broadway musical The Sap of Life.
Shire’s many feature film scores include Norma Rae (Academy Award for Best Song), Francis Coppola’s The Conversation, All the President’s Men, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Short Circuit, 2010, Farewell, My Lovely, The Hindenberg, Return to Oz, Zodiac and Saturday Night Fever, for which his work earned him two Grammy Awards.