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With regards to record sales and career longevity, Barry Manilow is among the most successful mature modern singers ever. That achievement hasn’t always translated to respect (as well as ironic hipster understanding) generally in most quarters; rather, Manilow’s music continues to be very much maligned by critics and listeners as well, particularly the intimate ballads that described his profession, that have been derided simply because maudlin schlock also during his heyday. It’s accurate that Manilow’s flavor for bloating choruses and lush agreements frequently bordered on bombastic, but unlike a lot of his MOR peers, Manilow wasn’t looking to make simple, restrained vocals: he conceived of himself being a pop entertainer and all-around showman within the traditional mildew, and his shows and stage displays were appropriately theatrical. Manilow dominated pop music through the last mentioned fifty percent of the ’70s like few additional performers, rotating off an extended series of strike singles (including 13 number 1 strikes within the adult modern graphs) and platinum albums that essentially produced the Arista label. Once the well started to work dry in the first ’80s, he branched out into additional genres. No more a superstar likely to deliver blockbuster strikes, Manilow was absolve to explore his long-held flavor for golf swing, pop requirements, and Broadway display music, which dominated his albums in the middle-’80s on. He continuing to record progressively during the pursuing years, and his reputation never totally eroded, as evidenced by the quantity three graph debut of his 2002 greatest-hits bundle, Best Manilow, and the main peak of his 2006 addresses record, Greatest Songs from the Fifties. Barry Manilow was created Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943, in Brooklyn, and was raised in its low-income Williamsburg section. His dad left the family members when Barry was two, and he ultimately followed his mother’s maiden name of Manilow. He started playing piano and accordion at age group seven, and pursuing senior high school he was recognized to the esteemed Juilliard College of Music, which he payed for by employed in the CBS email room. Following that, he became musical movie director from the CBS present Callback, and backed himself for another couple of years by composing, producing, and executing marketing jingles (including high-profile promotions for State Plantation, Dr. Pepper, McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Poultry, among others). In 1971, he fulfilled Bette Midler, who employed him as her pianist, arranger, and musical movie director; he offered as her accompanist on her behalf renowned pre-fame tour of NY City’s homosexual bathhouses, masterminded her first two albums (1972’s The Divine Miss M and its own self-titled follow-up), and debuted a few of his primary materials at her Carnegie Hall present in the summertime of 1972. Because of his gig with Midler, Manilow could land an archive offer of his personal using the fledgling Bell label, and his debut recording, Barry Manilow I, premiered in 1973. It didn’t sell perfectly, so when Bell became Arista, label mind Clive Davis asked Manilow to record a pop tune known as “Brandy,” which have been a U.K. strike because of its co-writer, Scott British. Manilow transformed the song right into a ballad and transformed the name to “Mandy” (in order to avoid misunderstandings using the Searching Glass strike “Brandy [You’re an excellent Woman]”); released on 1974’s Barry Manilow II, “Mandy” became lots one strike early another yr. The Broadway-esque follow-up, “From the Miracle,” strike the very best 20, along with a re-release from the Chopin-adapted ballad “CAN IT BE Magic” (through the 1st recording) strike the very best Ten. Along with his profession thus set up, Manilow recorded a straight stronger follow-up record in 1975’s Tryin’ to obtain the sensation. “I Write the Music” (ironically, compiled by Seaside Children sideman Bruce Johnston) became his second number 1 pop strike in early 1976, and with the name track also striking the very best Ten, the record proceeded to go triple platinum. Manilow consolidated his rising stardom with This One’s for you personally, released toward the finish of the entire year; it created strikes within the name track, the very best Ten “Weekend in New Britain,” and the main “APPEARS LIKE We MANAGED TO GET.” In 1977, Manilow released the concert double-LP Live, which became his first number 1 recording, in addition to his biggest strike up to now with product sales of over four million copies. Exactly the same yr, he earned an Emmy for his first prime-time unique on ABC (aptly entitled The Barry Manilow Unique); the network would atmosphere Manilow special offers for another several years. NONETHELESS was another triple-platinum achievement in 1978; “Can’t Smile Without You,” the disco-tinged “Copacabana,” and “Someplace in the night time” all strike the very best Ten, using the initial two marking a departure from Manilow’s usual reliance on ballads for his strikes. The first signals that Manilow’s operate of achievement was in danger emerged on 1979’s One Tone of voice, which — though it marketed well and created a high Ten strike in an improbable cover of previous Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter’s “Boats” — didn’t possess the same persistence of workmanship as its predecessors. Released in 1980, Barry spawned Manilow’s last TOP strike, “I MANAGED TO GET Through the Rainfall”; though he continued to be a massively well-known international touring work, and continued to put strikes for the adult modern charts for a couple even more years, the excellent of his pop achievement was over. In 1984, Manilow officially transformed direction, documenting an recording of swinging, jazzy originals known as 2:00 A.M. Heaven Café; it presented jazz greats like Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan, Shelly Manne, and Gerry Mulligan. Following endeavors like 1987’s Golf swing Road, 1991’s Showstoppers, 1994’s Singin’ using the Big Rings, and 1998’s Manilow Sings Sinatra all explored different facets of golf swing, vocal jazz, and traditional pop. Furthermore, Manilow’s stage musical Barry Manilow’s Copacabana: The Musical premiered in 1994, and continuing to tour the U.S. and U.K.; another musical, Tranquility, was premiered in 1999. Manilow’s lengthy romantic relationship with Arista finished when he agreed upon to the jazz-oriented Concord label, that he debuted in past due 2001 with the idea record At the Mayflower, which continuing his evolution right into a pre-rock/pop stylist. Manilow begun to reenter the wider open public eyes in 2002, executing “Let Freedom Band” on the Super Dish pre-game present; aided by tv advertising, Best Manilow got into the record charts at a sensational number three placement that March. A Dvd movie release from the collection implemented, and a two-disc group of live music known as 2 Evenings Live that were culled from a weekend in NJ. Manilow returned to the studio room in 2005 to record a varied collection of paths through the ’50s with maker and music mogul Clive Davis. The ensuing Greatest Songs from the Fifties, a labor of like, became a shock strike and topped the graphs in early 2006. A sequel, THE BEST Songs from the Sixties, attained the end of this yr and reached number 2, which paved the unavoidable way for THE BEST Songs from the Seventies in 2007, and THE BEST Songs from the Eighties in 2008. Any occasion recording, Within the Golf swing of Christmas, made an appearance in 2007 and 2009, the second option release as an up to date version having a pair of reward tracks. Manilow following teamed with maker Michael Lloyd for 2010’s THE BEST Love Songs ever, adopted one year later on by the idea recording quarter-hour, which told the storyplot of the musician’s quick rise to popularity and following fall from sophistication. A new studio room record, Night Tracks, which featured a couple of pared-down specifications performed on simply piano and upright bass, implemented in 2014. Manilow quickly implemented Night Tracks that fall with My Fantasy Duets, a assortment of digital duets with deceased vocalists he idolized. The record was his initial for Verve and premiered with some fanfare in past due Oct 2014. In Apr 2017, before the discharge of his record THAT IS My City: Music of NY, Manilow uncovered he’d wedded his long-time partner and supervisor Garry Kief in 2014.

Quick Facts


Full Name Barry Manilow
Height 1.83 m
Profession Actor, Film producer, Music Producer, Pianist, Screenwriter, Conductor, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer, Theatrical producer
Education Eastern District High School, City College of New York, New York College of Music, Juilliard School
Nationality American
Spouse Garry Kief, Susan Deixler
Parents Harold Pincus, Edna Manilow
Awards American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, Special Tony Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Musical Score
Music Songs Mandy, Copacabana, I Write the Songs, Can't Smile Without You, Looks Like We Made It, Weekend in New England, Could It Be Magic, Ready to Take A Chance Again, Even Now, Somewhere Down the Road, The Old Songs, Somewhere In The Night, I Made It Through The Rain, It's a Miracle, Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again, Read 'Em and Weep, When October Goes, This One's for You, Let Me Be Your Wings, Let's Hang On, I Am Your Child, New York City Rhythm, Bermuda Triangle, If I Should Love Again, Bandstand Boogie, Jump Shout Boogie, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, Ships, Lonely Together, Brooklyn Blues, When I Wanted You
Albums One Voice, My Dream Duets, Tryin' to Get the Feeling, Even Now, Barry Manilow, Barry Manilow II, Here Comes the Night, In the Swing of Christmas, Night Songs, Because It's Christmas, Showstoppers, 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe, Here at the Mayflower, If I Should Love Again, 2 Nights Live!, Live on Broadway, Manilow Sings Sinatra, Swing Street, Singin' with the Big Bands, A Christmas Gift of Love, Thumbelina: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Barry, Scores, Barry Live in Britain, Manilow, 15 Minutes, Greatest Hits Volume III, Copacabana: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album, The Pebble and the Penguin, This Is My Town: Songs of New York, Greatest Hits, The Greatest Songs of the Seventies, Barry Manilow Live, Ultimate Manilow, The Greatest Songs of the Sixties, The Essential Barry Manilow, The Greatest Love Songs of All Time, The Complete Collection and Then Some..., The Greatest Songs of the Eighties, The Greatest Songs of the Fifties, Greatest Hits: The Platinum Collection, The Songs 1975–1990, The Very Best of Barry Manilow, Greatest Hits Volume I, This One's for You, Summer of '78, Live In London (with The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra), 2Nights Live!
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Mastercard Best New Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Special, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist, Brit Award for Best International Solo Artist
Movies Unconditional Love, Thumbelina, The Pebble and the Penguin, Barry Manilow: Copacabana, A Troll in Central Park, Heartbeeps, Barry Manilow: Songs from the Seventies, Manilow: Music & Passion, Manilow: Live, Ultimate Manilow!, Timmy's World at Night
TV Shows The Barry Manilow Special, Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street


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1 In 2012 he admitted that he smoked up to three packs of cigarettes a day for 30 years.
2 Married partner of thirty years, Garry Kief [2014].
3 Currently on his One More Night...One Last Time tour. [October 2004]
4 Began a new show at the Las Vegas Paris Hotel & Casino entitled "Manilow." [March 2010]
5 Currently appearing at the Las Vegas Hilton in "Music and Passion" [February 2005]
6 Performing at his own Vegas venue, Barry Manilow: Music and Passion [March 2005]
7 Touring the U.S. promoting his new album "Here at the Mayflower" [January 2002]
8 Performed at A Capitol Fourth on July 4, 2013.
9 Hospitalized on December 12, 2011 to have surgery for bursitis in his hips and to repair torn leg muscles.
10 Is a good friend of Donna Summer, who did a successful cover of his 1975 hit "Could it Be Magic".
11 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
12 His first chart-topper "Mandy" (written by Scott English and Richard Kerr) was originally titled "Brandy." The song toppled Elton John's rendition of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" from the number one chart spot in January 1975.
13 Contrary to popular belief, his signature tune "I Write the Songs" was not written by him, but by (Beach Boy) Bruce Johnston. The song ousted the Bill Fries (C.W. McCall) hit "Convoy" from the US number one position in January 1976.
14 "Looks Like We Made It" (written by Richard Kerr and Will Jennings) charted in July 1977 knocking Shaun Cassidy's cover of "Da Doo Ron Ron" from the number one slot in the US.
15 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
16 Played the accordion as a child.
17 Won a Special Tony Award in 1977.
18 Early in his career, he wrote advertising jingles for such clients as State Farm Insurance, McDonalds, Dr. Pepper soda and Stri-Dex anti-acne medicine.
19 Curently (2004) resides in Palm Springs
20 Still resides in New York City, but has a home in Los Angeles.
21 Wrote "Harmony", a play still traveling the nation in 2003
22 Son of Edna Manilow and Harold Pincus.
23 Played piano for Bette Midler.
24 As a child, he was raised in the Williamsburg part of Brooklyn, New York.
25 Graduated from Eastern District High School in 1961
26 Born at 9:00am-EWT at Beth Moses Hospital, New York


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2015 music - 1 episode, 2009
Give a Pet a Home 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Mike & Mike TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 music - 1 episode, 2014
Dancing with the Stars TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2009 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2009
From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook 2013 TV Movie writer: "One Voice"
Levenslied 2013 TV Series music - 1 episode
Glee 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sound City 2013 Documentary performer: "Some Kind of Friend" / writer: "Some Kind of Friend"
De Pernas pro Ar 2 2012 performer: "Can't Smile Without You"
Never Mind the Buzzcocks TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Jack and Jill 2011/I performer: "Somewhere in the Night"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dancing Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Rio Sex Comedy 2010 writer: "Copacabana"
Virginia 2010 performer: "Mandy", "Copacabana" / writer: "Copacabana"
Despicable Me 2010 writer: "Copacabana"
Chikara: The Renaissance Dawns 2010 Video performer: "Copacabana" / writer: "Copacabana"
Hitchhiker Munchkins 2009 Short performer: "It's A Miracle" / writer: "It's A Miracle"
The Jay Leno Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 performer: "Weekend in New England"
Cranberry Christmas 2008 TV Movie "Christmas Is Just Around the Corner!"
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 performer: "Copacabana At The Copa" / writer: "Copacabana At The Copa"
Rachel Getting Married 2008 writer: "Could It Be Magic"
So You Think You Can Dance 2006-2008 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 performer: "Can't Smile Without You"
Family Guy 2001-2008 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2008 Video Game writer: "Copacabana" - as Manilow
Transsiberian 2008 performer: "It's A Miracle" / writer: "It's A Miracle"
Everybody Hates Chris 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Heartbreak Kid 2007 performer: "Ready to Take a Chance Again"
Banished 2007 performer: "COPACABANA" / writer: "COPACABANA"
The Colbert Report 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Emilka placze 2006 Short performer: "My Moonlight Memories of You"
Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
You, Me and Dupree 2006 performer: "Mandy"
The Foreign Eye 2006 Documentary "Copacabana" / performer: "Copacabana"
ER 2005 TV Series 1 episode
King and Queen of Hearts 2005 Video documentary writer: "Even Now"
Two and a Half Men 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Singapore Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Today 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2002 - 2004 performer - 1 episode, 2004
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Starsky & Hutch 2004 performer: "Can't Smile Without You"
Will & Grace TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem 2003 as B. Manilow, "Superheroes" / performer: "Superheroes" / writer: "Superheroes"
Angel 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lea Salonga Live 2003 Video documentary writer: "One Voice"
Unconditional Love 2002 performer: "Can't Smile Without You"
Bowling for Columbine 2002 Documentary lyrics: "Bandstand Boogie" 1954 / performer: "Bandstand Boogie" 1954
The Simpsons TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 2002 performer - 1 episode, 1995
Oz 2002 TV Series 1 episode
Night Fever 2001 TV Series music - 1 episode
Sex and the City 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 writer: "Copacabana"
Great Performances TV Series music - 1 episode, 2001 performer - 1 episode, 2001
See Spot Run 2001 performer: "Can't Smile Without You"
Ally McBeal TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Duets 2000 writer: "Copacabana"
Keeping the Faith 2000 performer: "Ready to Take a Chance Again"
That '70s Show 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes 1990-1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
200 Cigarettes 1999 performer: "Ready to Take a Chance Again"
Spice Girls: Live in Your Living Room 1998 TV Special performer: "Copacabana" / writer: "Copacabana"
Disturbing Behavior 1998 performer: "Can't Smile Without You"
Can't Hardly Wait 1998 performer: "Mandy", "Ready To Take A Chance Again"
Hope Floats 1998 performer: "Daybreak" / writer: "Daybreak"
Happiness 1998 performer: "Mandy"
Friends TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1996
MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy 1997 Video short writer: "Don't Make Me Laugh", "Sometimes I Wonder"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends 1997 Video short writer: "Looks Like I Got Me A Friend", "The Good Ship Misery"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Searching for Your Dreams 1997 Video short writer: "Now and Forever"
3rd Rock from the Sun 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Golden Anniversary 1995 TV Movie documentary music: "When October Goes"
The National Lottery 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Pebble and the Penguin 1995 music: "Now and Forever", "Sometimes I Wonder", "The Good Ship Misery", "Don't Make Me Laugh", "Sometimes I Wonder Reprise", "Looks Like I Got Me a Friend", "Now and Forever End Credit Version" / performer: "Now and Forever End Credit Version"
Mickey's Fun Songs: Let's Go to the Circus 1994 Video short lyrics: "Rainbow World", "Animal Calypso" / music: "Rainbow World", "Animal Calypso"
Serial Mom 1994 performer: "DAYBREAK" / writer: "DAYBREAK"
Thumbelina 1994 arranger: "Follow Your Heart Intro", "Thumbelina", "Soon", "Let Me Be Your Wings", "On the Road", "Follow Your Heart", "Yer Beautiful, Baby", "Soon" Reprise, "Marry the Mole", "Let Me Be Your Wings Reprise" / music: "Follow Your Heart Intro", "Thumbelina", "Soon", "Let Me Be Your Wings", "On the Road", "Follow Your Heart", "Yer Beautiful, Baby", "Soon" Reprise, "Marry the Mole", "Let Me Be Your Wings Reprise", "Let Me Be Your Wings End Title Version" / performer: "Let Me Be Your Wings End Title
Only Fools and Horses.... 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Vanishing 1993 writer: "COPACABANA"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Because It's Christmas: Barry Manilow 1991 Video documentary performer: "Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song", "White Christmas", "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "Silent Night/I Guess There Ain't No Santa Claus", "The First Noel/When The Meadow Was Bloomin", "Excerpt From Handel's Messiah/Because It's Christmas For All The Children", "Carol Of The Bells/The Bells Of Christmas", "Joy To The World/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas/It's Just Another New Year's Eve" / writer: "Silent Night/I Guess There Ain't
Bukow and König 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kislap sa dilim 1991 writer: "This One's For You"
Insel der Träume 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lo Kolel Sherut 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
E.M.U. TV 1989 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Oliver & Company 1988 producer: "Perfect Isn't Easy" / writer: "Perfect Isn't Easy"
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 TV Movie performer: "Let Freedom Ring" / writer: "Let Freedom Ring"
In the Mood 1987 lyrics: "IN THE MOOD"
Heat 1986 music: "I'm Your Man"
Off Beat 1986 music: "Copacabana at the Copa
Pretty in Pink 1986 performer: "Copacabana At The Copa" / writer: "Copacabana At The Copa" - as B. Manilow
Moonlighting TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
Copacabana 1985 TV Movie "Who Needs To Dream", "Sweet Heaven I'm In Love Again" / music: "Copacabana at the Copa", "Let's Go Steppin'", "Changing My Tune", "Blue", "Lola", "Who Needs To Dream", "Man Wanted", "!Aye Caramba!", "Call Me Mr. Lucky", "Big City Blues", "Sweet Heaven I'm In Love Again", "El Bravo", "Copacabana at the Copa" 1985 / performer: "Copacabana at the Copa", "!Aye Caramba!" / producer: "!Aye Caramba!"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 5 episodes, 1976 - 1981 writer - 2 episodes, 1979 - 1981
De Mike Burstyn show 1979-1981 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tribute 1980 music: "We Still Have Time" / performer: "We Still Have Time" / producer: "We Still Have Time"
Mike Yarwood in Persons TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1979 music - 1 episode, 1979
The Muppet Show TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1979 lyrics - 1 episode, 1976 music - 1 episode, 1976
The Magic of David Copperfield II 1979 TV Movie performer: "Weekend in New England" / producer: "Weekend in New England"
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary performer: "Ready to Take a Chance Again"
Foul Play 1978 "Ready To Take A Chance Again" / performer: "Ready To Take A Chance Again", "Copacabana At The Copa" / writer: "Copacabana At The Copa"
Looking for Mr. Goodbar 1977 "Could It Be Magic" 1976
Sinatra and Friends 1977 TV Special writer: "One" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell 1975 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Directísimo 1975 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Box Encounter 1975 performer: "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again", "You're Leaving Too Soon", "A Nice Boy Like Me", "Lay Me Down", "Beautiful Music", "I Write the Songs", "She's a Star" - uncredited
Parades 1972 music: "I Am Your Child" / performer: "I Am Your Child"
New American Bandstand 1965 1952 TV Series performer: "Bandstand Boogie '77-89" / writer: "Bandstand Boogie '77-89"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Copacabana 1985 TV Movie music producer
Cranberry Christmas 2008 TV Movie music performer
Jet Set 2000 composer: song "Copacabana"
The Pebble and the Penguin 1995 scoring supervisor / song arranger / song producer / supervising composer
Thumbelina 1994 music arranger / music producer / supervising composer
Because It's Christmas: Barry Manilow 1991 Video documentary musician: piano

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manilow: Music and Passion 2006 TV Movie
Ultimate Manilow! 2002 TV Movie documentary written by
Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street 1988 TV Movie written by
Copacabana 1985 TV Movie characters from the song "Copacabana" by
Barry Manilow: One Voice 1980 TV Movie documentary
The 3rd Barry Manilow Special 1979 TV Movie
The Second Barry Manilow Special 1978 TV Movie
The Barry Manilow Special 1977 TV Movie

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Barry Manilow 2012 Video
Cranberry Christmas 2008 TV Movie
Mickey's Fun Songs: Let's Go to the Circus 1994 Video short uncredited
Back to Enchantment: The Making of 'Thumbelina' 1993 TV Movie documentary
New American Bandstand 1965 1952 TV Series 1977-1989

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barry Manilow: Songs from the Seventies 2007 TV Movie producer
Manilow Live! 2000 Video documentary producer
Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street 1988 TV Movie producer
Barry Manilow: One Voice 1980 TV Movie documentary producer
The 3rd Barry Manilow Special 1979 TV Movie producer
The Second Barry Manilow Special 1978 TV Movie producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cranberry Christmas 2008 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
Family Guy 2008 TV Series Barry Manilow
Copacabana 1985 TV Movie Tony Starr

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors 2010 Video documentary special thanks
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2009 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
For the Bible Tells Me So 2007 Documentary special thanks
Wigstock: The Movie 1995 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Colbert Report 2006-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Talk 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Today 2003-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
Strictly Come Dancing 2008-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Performer
The View 2001-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Extra 2014 TV Series Himself
Good Day L.A. 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The One and Only Cilla Black 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Capitol Fourth 2013 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Sound City 2013 Documentary Himself
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
MusiCares Tribute to Barbra Streisand 2012 Video Himself - Singer
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Barry Manilow 2012 Video Himself
Barry Manilow at the BBC 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Daybreak 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Paul O'Grady Live 2011 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 1978-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The One Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Happy on the Ground: 8 Days at Grammy Camp 2011 Documentary Himself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2010 TV Special Himself - Performer
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2005-2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 1989-2010 TV Series Himself
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Rachael Ray 2006-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2009 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Happy Holiday 2009 Video Himself - Host
Found Footage Festival Volume 4: Live in Tucson 2009 Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2009 TV Series Himself
A Capitol Fourth 2009 TV Special Himself
American Idol 2004-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Judge
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
The Insider 2008 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular Starring Barry Manilow 2007 TV Movie Himself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2007 TV Special Himself
Ellen's Really Big Show 2007 TV Movie Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2006-2007 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Bruce on Vegas 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
When the Stranglers Met Roland Rat 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Close-Up 2006 TV Series Himself
The X Factor 2006 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
2006 American Music Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
First & Farewell: Barry Manilow 2006 Video Himself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Manilow: Music and Passion 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Clay Aiken Christmas 2004 TV Special Himself
This Morning 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
One Night with Barry Manilow 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Musician
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Will & Grace 2003 TV Series Himself
A Barry Manilow Christmas: Live by Request 2003 TV Movie Himself
Bitter Jester 2003 Documentary Himself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer
Unconditional Love 2002 Himself
TVography: Suzanne Somers - Mastering Success 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ultimate Manilow! 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
The Daily Show 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Great Performances 2001 TV Series Himself
Ally McBeal 2001 TV Series Himself
Manilow Live! 2000 Video documentary Himself
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Royal Variety Performance 1998 1998 TV Movie Himself
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dennis Pennis R.I.P. 1997 Video Himself
Very Important Pennis 1997 TV Series Himself
Noel's House Party 1997 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-1997 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live by Request: Barry Manilow 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Sunday Show 1996 TV Series Himself
TFI Friday 1996 TV Series Himself
A Royal Gala 1996 TV Movie Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
Christmas at Home with the Stars 1994 TV Special Himself
Pebble Mill at One 1994 TV Series Himself
Barry Manilow: Greatest Hits & Then Some 1993 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait 1993 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Barry Manilow: The Best of Me 1993 TV Movie Himself
Cilla's Celebration 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series
Murphy Brown 1993 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Surprise Surprise! 1993 TV Series Himself - Performer
Aspel & Company 1984-1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Top of the Pops 1976-1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1989-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala 1993 TV Movie Himself
Dame Edna's Hollywood 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Royal Variety Performance 1992 1992 TV Movie Himself
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special 1992 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979-1991 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Because It's Christmas: Barry Manilow 1991 Video documentary Himself
That's What Friends Are for: Arista's 15th Anniversary Concert 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 TV Special documentary Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1990 TV Movie Himself
On the Waterfront 1989 TV Series Himself
Live from Her Majesty's 1988 TV Series Himself - Guest
Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street 1988 TV Movie Himself - Host / Singer
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk? 1986 TV Series Himself - Guest
Donahue 1985 TV Series Himself
Solid Gold 1982-1985 TV Series Himself / Himself - Cameo
Album Flash 1984 TV Series documentary Himself / Interviewed ("2 A.M. Paradise Cafe")
Super Bowl XVIII 1984 TV Movie Himself - National Anthem Performer
The 11th Annual American Music Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Performer
Live... And in Person 1983 TV Series Himself
Na sowas! 1983 TV Series Himself
Goldie and Kids: Listen to Us 1982 TV Movie Himself
American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Movie Himself
Barry Manilow: One Voice 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dinah! 1976-1980 TV Series Himself - Guest
New Year's Rockin' Eve 1980 1979 TV Special Himself - Performer
The 3rd Barry Manilow Special 1979 TV Movie Himself
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
The 6th Annual American Music Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
Rockin' New Year's Eve 1979 1978 TV Special Himself - Performer
Live Wednesday 1978 TV Series Himself
Hot City 1978 TV Series Himself
Grease Day USA 1978 TV Movie documentary Premiere Guest
The Stars Salute Israel at 30 1978 TV Movie Himself
The Second Barry Manilow Special 1978 TV Movie Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1978 TV Series Himself
The 5th Annual American Music Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1978 TV Series Himself - Singer / Songwriter / Himself - Vocalist / ...
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Himself
The 31st Annual Tony Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Winner: Special Award
The Barry Manilow Special 1977 TV Movie Himself
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 TV Special Himself
American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary 1977 TV Special Himself
The Midnight Special 1975 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell 1975 TV Series Himself
Disco 1975 TV Series Himself
Directísimo 1975 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
New American Bandstand 1965 1975 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Show 1975 TV Series Himself
Rock Concert 1975 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2012 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Singer
Nocturninos 2011 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2008 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Ally McBeal 2002 TV Series Himself
Johnny Carson's 18th Anniversary Special 1980 TV Movie Himself
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Manilow: Music and Passion (2006)
1995 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Original Song Thumbelina (1994) · Jack Feldman (lyrics)
1980 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on September 22, 1980 at 6233 Hollywood Blvd.
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music The Barry Manilow Special (1977) · Miles Lourie (executive producer)
· Steve Binder (producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album For the album "My Dream Duets."
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album For the album "Night Songs."
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album For the album "The Greatest Love Songs of All Time."
2009 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) · Christopher Arnold (music and lyrics by)
· David Martin (music and lyrics by)
· Geoff Morrow (music and lyrics by)
2000 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance For the album "Manilow Sings Sinatra."
1990 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children Oliver & Company (1988) · J.A.C. Redford (composer - orchestral score)
· Barry Mann (music by - "Once Upon a Time in New York City")
· Howard Ashman (lyrics by - "Once Upon a Time in New York City")
· Dan Hartman (music by - "Why Should I Worry?")
· Charlie Midnight (lyrics by - "Why Should I Worry?")
· Dean Pitchford (music and lyrics by - "Streets of Gold")
· Tom Snow (music and lyrics by - "Streets of Gold")
· Jack Feldman (music and lyrics by - "Perfect Isn't Easy")
· Bruce Sussman (music and lyrics by - "Perfect Isn't Easy")
· Ron Rocha (music by - "Good Company")
· Rob Minkoff (lyrics by - "Good Company")
· Huey Lewis (performed by)
· Billy Joel (performed by)
· Ruth Pointer (performed b
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music The Second Barry Manilow Special (1978) · Miles Lourie (executive producer)
· Ernest Chambers (producer)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special The Second Barry Manilow Special (1978) · Ernest Chambers (writer)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special The Barry Manilow Special (1977) · Alan Thicke (writer)
· Don Clark (writer)
· Susan Clark (writer)
· Ronny Pearlman (writer)
· Steve Binder (writer)
· Bruce Vilanch (writer)


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1 [2012] Well, I smoked for 30 years. I started when I was nine years old. I grew up in Brooklyn. And then I stopped about 15, 20 years ago. Then I just started in Vegas and the band and I went down to a little club, and somebody offered me a cigarette. And I was back. Within a week I was back. Not on a pack a day; 'cause when I was really smoking I was on three packs a day - non-filters! Oh yeah, I was a great smoker.
2 The shows at the Hilton are the most exciting shows I've ever done. The stage is huge, but the theater is intimate, so we can have a magnificent production and still connect with the audience.
3 You can't possibly prepare for what happens to you the day you hit No. 1 and people treat you differently.
4 Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time.
5 I come from nowhere Brooklyn, New York. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These days Williamsburg is kind of a hip area, but when I grew up there, the taxi drivers wouldn't even go over the bridge, it was so dangerous.
6 Atrial fibrillation has been the low man on the totem pole and so we're just trying to get more visibility about this particular disease and how dangerous this could be.
7 There's just no quiet in Vegas.
8 I believe in my writing.
9 First of all, I've been having a wonderful run of luck with cover albums, songs I didn't write. I had five pop cover albums and two Christmas albums, and they were all very successful.
10 I'm still hungry. I've still got a million ideas. I'm still strong and ready to create.
11 QVC has been very good to me.
12 What we hear now is great-sounding records with great-sounding grooves and loops. And the sound of these records is irresistible, but the craft of songwriting is just about over. That's why, whenever I get an opportunity to do an album full of standards, I jump at it because I miss it.
13 'Tryin' to Get the Feeling' has been a revelation. I'd forgotten how powerful that was. I'd forgotten how deep I can crawl into that one, and maybe because I'm older it means even more.
14 You say something stupid and the next morning you're in the headlines.
15 To write a love song that might be able to make it on the radio, that is something that is terrifying to me. But I can definitely write a song about that chair over there. That I can do, but to sit and write a pop song out of the clear blue sky, that is very difficult and I admire the people that can do it.
16 These days, with 'American Idol' and all the other reality shows, young people become famous overnight, and that can be very difficult to handle, the way photographers follow you around and study your every move.
17 I feel that after all those horrible reviews and jokes, I wasn't crazy all these years to stand up for the music I believe in. This album has proven that somewhere in the human race, the human heart is still racing and breaking and I am so grateful.
18 Everything you say and do is having an impact on others.
19 'If I Should Love Again' - I was just so impressed with myself writing something like that. It wasn't a single and people didn't really know about it, but it's a beautiful song and that's part of what I'm loving.
20 The public needs to know - they need to know as much about atrial fibrillation as they do about cancer and diabetes.
21 My goal was always to be involved in music that would outlive me. And maybe that's actually happening.
22 My style of music is the great American songbook meets the pop world of the Seventies and Eighties.
23 Touring is a young man's game, but after 30 years of it, I want to stay home.
24 You know, when I did 'American Idol' the three times, I tried to tell these kids you have to tell the story of the lyric.
25 I love any opportunity I have to make music.
26 Yeah, I'm old as the hills and you would think I'd be out to pasture someplace because I've done everything, but nothing has changed.
27 Sneakers are not my thing.
28 For a Jewish guy, I've recorded a lot of Christmas albums.
29 Here's proof that if you live long enough, anything is possible.
30 My hair was slicked down with a part. But that was before I discovered the blow-dryer. Now I'm fabulous.
31 Every few years, I go back into all the songs and I update them so that it never sounds like an oldies show. If you come to the shows, they're full of muscle. 'Copacabana' sounds like it could have been released yesterday.
32 No one person or material thing could ever come close to the feeling I get when the music is right.
33 I was the Justin Bieber of the '70s. Really, I was.
34 Misfits aren't misfits among other misfits.
35 Everybody has to find out: who are you? What do you believe in?
36 I didn't want to be treated like a 'star.' I fought it constantly, and I think I was rude.
37 We went to see Britney Spears and I fell in love. She was singing to me, I know it. I'm so in love with her. I love her music, I do.
38 I am a musician. My passion for music has obliterated everything in its path for my entire life. Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time. No one person or material thing could ever come close to the feeling I get when the music is right.


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