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Marc Shaiman profile for Variety

This was one of my early “Billion Dollar Composer” profiles for Variety, an opportunity to profile a versatile (and well-loved) composer for film, TV and Broadway. Marc Shaiman is the funniest composer to come along since Vic Mizzy (and in fact adapted Mizzy’s classic TV theme for the movie version of The Addams Family). Here’s the main story about Marc’s career, including comments from Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner and Martin Short. Sidebars include more of Crystal on Shaiman and 10 fascinating facts chronicling landmark moments in his career.