Edward Kleban

Lyricist, Composer, Record producer
Born: 04/30/1939


Music (13)

Fired Up! 2009 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

("I Hope I Get It" (From A Chorus Line)) (Song)

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

("I Can Do That") (Song)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

American Dreamz 2006 (Movie)

("One (from 'A Chorus Line')") (Song)

Taxicab Confessions: New York, New York 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


Connie and Carla 2004 (Movie)

("What I Did For Love") (Song)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

My Giant 1998 (Movie)

("What I Did for Love") (Song)

Angie 1994 (Movie)

songs("One" "Wat I Did for Love") (Song)

A Chorus Line 1985 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)
Actor (1)

The First Ten Awards: Tony 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)



Columbia University

New York , New York
wrote music for "The Variety Show" with a book by Terrence McNally

High School of Music and Art

New York , New York



Wrote lyrics for the Off-Broadway musical "Gallery"


Penned the lyrics (to Marvin Hamlisch's score) for the landmark Broadway musical "A Chorus Line", directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett

Hired by Columbia Records as a producer; oversaw such recordings as the cast albums for "Hallelujah, Baby!" and "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris"

Again collaborated with Michael Bennett on the musical "Scandal"; show went into rehearsals but Bennett abruptly canceled the production

Bonus Trivia


His will established The Kleban Foundation which awards grants to young lyricists and book writers to encourage the tradition of the American musical.