Lee Adams

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born on 14/8/1924 in Mansfield, OH, United States

Lee Adams

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Lee Adams
Born August 14 1924
Mansfield, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Writer, librettist
Writing period 1955present

Lee Richard Adams (born August 14, 1924) is an American lyricist best known for his musical theatre collaboration with Charles Strouse.


Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Adams received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University and a Master's from Columbia University.

Adams won Tony Awards in 1961 for Bye Bye Birdie and in 1970 for Applause. In addition, he wrote the lyrics for All American, Golden Boy, It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, Bring Back Birdie, and A Broadway Musical, and the book and lyrics for Ain't Broadway Grand. Additionally, Strouse and Adams co-wrote "Those Were the Days", the opening theme to the TV situation comedy All in the Family.

Adams was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989.


  • Bye Bye Birdie (1960)
  • All American (1962)
  • Golden Boy (1964)
  • It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (1966)
  • Applause (1970)
  • I and Albert (1972)
  • Bring Back Birdie (1980)
  • A Broadway Musical (1982), contributed the song Dancing
  • Aint Broadway Grand! (1993)
  • The Night They Raided Minsky's [film] (1968)


  • 2001, Contemporary Authors Online, Detroit: Gale, ISBN 978-0-7876-3995-2

External links

  • Lee Adams at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Lee Adams at the Songwriters' Hall of Fame
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