Alan Menken is one of the most revered composers in musical theater. Hs name is closely associated with the film scores for some of Disney’s most timeless films, including The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, but he’s had incredible hits on Broadway as well. This list of the best Alan Menken musicals is impressive, to say the least.
Alan Menken musicals are unforgettable. His melodies are among the most recognized by fans of musical theater. Top Alan Menken musicals and plays include Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, and the theater adaptations of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. But well before he ever hit the Great White Way, Menken was composing melodies on shows like Sesame Street!
Any Alan Menken musical or play list must include Newsies – who can see that show and not hum along? The same is true with another Menken musical, Sister Act. In addition to his Broadway hit shows, Alan Menken also composed for a couple of off-Broadway shows. They are included on this list. Vote them up if you’ve seen them, or heard his score, and agree.
Alan Menkin is so talented, he’s basically nominated for a Tony Award for every show he works on these days. Which one is the best? Time to decide!