is an American composer and lyricist who has won several Grammy, Emmy, and Tony awards, as well as several Oscar nominations. He composed for several acclaimed films, such as When Harry Met Sally...
, City Slickers
, Sleepless in Seattle
, Patch Adams
, and Hairspray
He often collaborates with fellow composer Scott Wittman.
Shaiman's Disney compositions include George of the Jungle and The Kid. He also composed the music for the 1991 Touchstone Pictures film, Scenes from a Mall, the 1993 Hollywood Pictures film, Simon Birch, and the 2018 film, Mary Poppins Returns.
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
at premiere of Mary Poppins Returns
in November 2018.