David Zippel Biography ((?)-)

Full name, David Joel Zippel. Education: Harvard University, graduateof Law School. Addresses: Agent-- Kraft Agency, 345 North MapleDr., Suite 385, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-3869. Career: Lyricist. Member: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award (with Cy Coleman), best score, Drama Desk Award (with Coleman and Larry Gelbart), and New York Drama Critics Circle Award (with Coleman and Gelbart), best new musical, all 1990, for City of Angels; Golden Globe Award nomination (with Lex De Azevedo), best original song for a motion picture, 1995, for "Far Longer Than Forever"; Academy Award nomination (with Alan Menken), best song, and Golden Globe Award nomination (with Menken), best original song for a motion picture, both 1997, for "Go theDistance"; Film and Television Music Award, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Award, top box office film, 1997, for Hercules; Film and Television Music Awards, top box office film, 1998, for City of Angels, and top television series, 1998 (with Michael Skloff) and 1999, both for Veronica's Closet; Academy Award nomination (with Matthew Wilder and Jerry Goldsmith), best music for an original musical or comedy score, and Annie Award (with Wilder and Goldsmith), outstanding individual achievement for music in an animated feature production, both 1998, for Mulan; Golden Globe Award nomination (with Wilder), best original song for a motion picture, 1998, for "Reflection;" Grammy Award nomination (with Wilder), best song written specifically for a motion picture or for television, 1999, for"True to Your Heart." Addresses: Agent: Kraft Agency, 345 North MapleDr., Suite 385, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-3869.


Famous Works

  • Stage Lyrics
  • (Contributor) Not-So-New Faces of '82, Mainstage, Westside Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • It's Better with a Band, Don't Tell Mama Theatre, New YorkCity, 1983
  • 5-6-7-8 ... Dance!, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1983
  • (Contributor) Not So New Faces of '84, Upstairs Theatre at Greene Street, New York City, 1984
  • (Contributor) Diamonds, Circle in the Square Theatre Downtown, NewYork City, 1984-85
  • Just So, Pennsylvania Stage Company, Allentown, 1984-85 then JackLawrence Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • City of Angels, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1989-92
  • (Contributor) A ... My Name Is Still Alice,1991-92
  • The Goodbye Girl, Marquis Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Film Lyrics
  • (Includes "Far Longer Than Forever") The Swan Princess(animated),New Line Cinema, 1994
  • "From Zero to Hero," "Go the Distance," and "A Star Is Born," Hercules(animated), Buena Vista, 1997
  • (Includes "True to Your Heart," with Matthew Wilder, and "Reflection") Mulan(animated; also known as The Legend of Mulan), Buena Vista,1998
  • Tarzan(animated), Walt Disney Pictures, 1999
  • Film Music
  • (Contributor) Get Your Stuff,2000
  • Television Series Lyrics
  • Allegra's Window, Nickelodeon, 1994
  • Theme song, Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1997
  • "Zero to Hero" (theme song), Disney's Hercules, ABC and syndicated, 1998
  • Other
  • Lyricist for the song "There's No One like You."

Further Reference


    • Billboard, August 8, 1998 , p. 41.

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