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Alain Boublil

Biography

Contemporary musical theater lyricist and librettist Alain Boublil is usually half of popular songwriting group with composer Claude-Michel Schönberg that’s in charge of the theater smash successes Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Boublil published his 1st musical, La Trend Française, with Schönberg in 1973, as well as the duo teamed up five years later on to focus on Boublil’s idea for Les Misérables. The creation opened up in Paris 2 yrs later on. The English edition from the musical opened up in London in 1985 and was effective enough to keep running right through the past due ’90s. The Broadway creation of Les Misérables garnered two Tony Honours (1987 Greatest Score, Greatest Book) along with a Grammy (1988, Greatest Original Cast Documenting). Boublil’s follow-up was another wildly effective musical created with Schönberg, Miss Saigon, which opened up in London in nov 1989, and internationally soon thereafter. The duo’s following musical, Martin Guerre, opened up in London within the middle-’90s. Boublil also published a musical in line with the tunes of Swedish rock and roll group ABBA, known as Abbacadabra.

Quick Facts


Full Name Alain Boublil
Date Of Birth March 5, 1941
Profession Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Librettist
Nationality Tunisian, French
Spouse Marie Zamora
Children Stefan Boublil
Awards Tony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Mastercard Best New Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Satellite Award for Best Original Song, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Musical, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical
Music Songs Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, You Will Not Touch Him, Coo-Coo Princess, Baas van heel het kot, Overture / Backstage Dreamland, Sun and Moon, The Heat Is On, Thuy’s Intervention, Kim & Engineer, The Transaction, Asking for Leave, The Wedding Ceremony, Little God of My Heart, Paper Dragons, I Dreamt a Dream, Too Much for One Heart, Maybe, Hoor je zingen op de straat?
Albums Les Misérables (1987 Original Broadway Cast), The Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording (Highlights from the New 2014 Production), The Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording (Complete Recording of the new 2014 Production), Les Misérables: Die Musical Sensation in Wien - Disc 2, Miss Saigon: The Definitive Live Recording (Highlights Version)
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, BAFTA Award for Best British Film, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song, Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Movies Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary, Les Misérables, Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary, Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert


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#Fact
1 Claude Michel Schonberg and his musical, "Les Miserables," at the Paramount Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2015 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Best Large Musical Production.
2 Claude Michel Schonberg and his musical, "Les Miserables" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2008 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Large Musical Production.
3 Claude Michel Schonberg and his musical, "Les Miserables" at the Drury Lane Productions in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical Production.
4 In 1987, won two Tony Awards for "Les Misérables" in collaboration with Claude-Michel Schönberg: as Best Book (Musical), and, also with additional lyricist-collaborator Herbert Kretzmer, as Best Score. In 1991, he was also twice Tony-nominated with collaborator Schö'berg: as Best Book (Musical) and, also with additional lyricist-collaborator 'Richard Maltby, Jr.', for "Miss Saigon."
5 He was awarded the 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Musical of 1996 for Martin Guerre.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
2 Broke Girls 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Divendres 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special lyrics: "One Day More"
Million Dollar Arm 2014 writer: "I Dreamed A Dream" - as Alain Albert Boublil
The Voice 2014 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Sherlock 2014 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Secret Voices of Hollywood 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables - as Alain Albert Boublil
Britain's Got Talent 2013 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special writer: "Suddenly", "One Day More", "I Dreamed a Dream"
Glee TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2013 music - 1 episode, 2010
This Is 40 2012 writer: "Fantine's Death Come to Me" - as Alain Albert Boublil
Les Misérables 2012 writer: "In My Life", "Drink With Me", "Do You Hear The People Sing?", "On Parole", "Beggars At The Feast", "Valjean Arrested, Valjean Forgiven", "Turning", "Valjean's Soliloquy", "At the End of the Day", "The Sewers", "The Runaway Cart", "Lovely Ladies", "I Dreamed a Dream", "Fantine's Arrest", "Who Am I?", "Bring Him Home", "Come to Me", "The Confrontation", "Javert's Suicide", "The Final Battle", "Castle on a Cloud", "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables", "Epilogue", "Master of the House", "Suddenly
Homenaje a Plácido Domingo 2011 TV Movie writer: "Estrellas"
The Nostalgia Chick 2011 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011 TV Special writer: "On My Own"
No me la puc treure del cap 2010 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary 2010 TV Movie lyrics: "Prologue: Work Song", "Prologue: On Parole/Valjean Arrested, Valjean Forgiven", "Prologue: What Have I Done?", "At the End of the Day", "I Dreamed a Dream", "Lovely Ladies" uncredited, "Fantine's Arrest", "The Runaway Cart", "Who Am I?", "Come to Me", "Confrontation", "Castle on a Cloud", "Master of the House", "The Bargain/Waltz of Treachery", "Look Down", "The Robbery/Javert's Intervention", "Stars", "The ABC Café/Red and Black", "Do You Hear the People Sing?", "In My Life",
Saturday Night Live 2010 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Angela and Friends 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode 2009 TV Movie lyrics: "On My Own" - uncredited
Great Performances TV Series 1 episode, 2004 lyrics - 1 episode, 1995
Nouvelle Star 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lea Salonga Live 2003 Video documentary lyrics: "Sun and Moon", "Last Night of the World", "On My Own"
Stars in Their Eyes 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 TV Special lyrics: "The American Dream"
Seinfeld 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1987 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987 TV Special writer: "At the End of the Day", "One Day More!"
Les misérables 1982 "La Faute à Voltaire"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary 2016
Les Misérables 2012 screenplay / stage musical "Les Misérables"
Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary 2010 TV Movie book by / original text: French
Great Performances TV Series book by - 1 episode, 1995 original French text - 1 episode, 1995
Abbacadabra 1983 TV Movie creator / written by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of Martin Guerre: A Musical Journey 1997 TV Movie
Polizeifunk ruft 1968 TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les Misérables 2012 original French text

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yelo 2012 Short executive producer
Pizza Verdi 2011 Short producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Song
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee (uncredited)
The Story of Musicals 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
David Campbell on Broadway 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Great Performances 1995 TV Series Himself
The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Book of a Musical
Stage by Stage: Les Misérables 1988 Documentary Himself
The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Score & Best Book of a Musical
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1980 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office Films Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg
· Herbert Kretzmer
2013 Christopher Award Christopher Awards Feature Films Les Misérables (2012) · Tom Hooper (director)
· William Nicholson (writer)
· Claude-Michel Schönberg (writer)
· Herbert Kretzmer (writer)
· Cameron Mackintosh (producer)
· Tim Bevan (producer)
· Eric Fellner (producer)
· Debra Hayward (producer)
· Bernard Bellew (co-producer)
· Nicholas Allott (executive producer)
· Liza Chasin (executive producer)
· Angela Morrison (executive producer)
· F. Richard Pappas (executive producer)
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg (music by)
· Herbert Kretzmer (lyrics by)
· Anne Hathaway (performed by)
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Les Misérables (2012) · Hugh Jackman
· Claude-Michel Schönberg
· Herbert Kretzmer

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg (music)
· Herbert Kretzmer (lyrics)
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg
· Herbert Kretzmer
2013 Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film BAFTA Awards Les Misérables (2012) · Tom Hooper
· Tim Bevan
· Eric Fellner
· Debra Hayward
· Cameron Mackintosh
· William Nicholson
· Claude-Michel Schönberg
· Herbert Kretzmer
2013 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Les Misérables (2012) · Hugh Jackman (performer)
· Claude-Michel Schönberg (written by)
· Herbert Kretzmer (written by)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song Les Misérables (2012) · Herbert Kretzmer
· Claude-Michel Schönberg
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg (music by)
· Herbert Kretzmer (lyrics by)
· Hugh Jackman (performed by)
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg (music by)
· Herbert Kretzmer (English-translated lyrics by)
· Eddie Redmayne (performed by)
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg (music by)
· Herbert Kretzmer (English-translated lyrics by)
· Hugh Jackman (performed by)
· Eddie Redmayne (performed by)
· Amanda Seyfried (performed by)
· Samantha Barks (performed by)
· Aaron Tveit (performed by)
· Daniel Huttlestone (performed by)
· Russell Crowe (performed by)
· Sacha Baron Cohen (performed by)
· Helena Bonham Carter (performed by)
2012 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Original Song Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg (music and lyrics by)
· Herbert Kretzmer (music and lyrics by)
2012 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg
· Herbert Kretzmer
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg
· Herbert Kretzmer
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium Les Misérables (2012) · William Nicholson
· Claude-Michel Schönberg
· Herbert Kretzmer


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