Robert Wright (Director) | Playbill

Robert Wright


The pair auditioned for M-G-M in the mid-1930s and earned a contract, writing songs for "Maytime," for which they borrowed classical themes. Among their more famous songs are "The Donkey Serenade," which features their lyrics and a theme by Friml (which they adapted), and "Strange Music," inspired by the music of Edvard Grieg.

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  • Born: Sep 25, 1914 in Daytona Beach, FL, USA
  • Death: Jul 27, 2005 in Miami, Florida


Drama Desk Award
1990 Outstanding Lyrics Nominee
1990 Outstanding Music Nominee
Tony Award
1990 Best Original Score Nominee

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