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Musical Theatre Resources

This guide provides suggested resources for musical theatre research at the University of Michigan.

Performers & Composers

Citron, Stephen.
Jerry Herman: poet of the showtune.
ML 410 .H54 C58 2004

Coleman, Emily R.
The complete Judy Garland: the ultimate guide to her career in films, records, concerts, radio, and television, 1935-1969.
ML 420 .G253 C64 1990

Gordon, Robert, ed.
The Oxford handbook of Sondheim studies.
ML 410 .S6872 O94 2014

Hischak, Thomas S.
The Jerome Kern encyclopedia.
ML 410 .K385 H57 2013

Laird, Paul R.
The musical theater of Stephen Schwartz: from Godspell to Wicked and beyond.
ML 410 .S42 L36 2014

Lambert, Philip.
To Broadway, to life!: the musical theater of Bock and Harnick.
ML 410 .B661 L36 2011

Lees, Gene.
The musical worlds of Lerner and Loewe.
ML 410 .L828 L42 2005

LuPone, Patti, with Digby Diehl.
Patti LuPone: a memoir.
ML 420 .L9355 A3 2010

McBrien, William.
Cole Porter: a biography.
ML 410 .P84 M33 1998

McGovern, Dennis and Deborah Grace Winer.
Sing out, Louise!: 150 stars of the musical theatre remember 50 years on Broadway.
ML 1711.8 .N3 M2651 1993

Mueller, John.
Astaire dancing: the musical films.
GV 1779 .M841 1985

Nolan, Frederick.
The sound of their music: the story of Rodgers & Hammerstein.
ML 410 .R69 N79 2002

Paige, Elaine.
Memories: celebrating 40 years in the theatre.
ML 420 .P124 A3 2008

Riis, Thomas L.
Frank Loesser.
ML 410 .L7984 R55 2008

Sainer, Arthur.
Zero dances: a biography of Zero Mostel.
822.9 M916 S13

Sears, Benjamin, ed.
The Irving Berlin reader.
ML 410 .B499 I78 2012

Shapiro, Eddie.
Nothing like a dame: conversations with the great women of musical theater.
ML 400 .S48 2014

Smith, Helen.
There's a place for us: the musical theatre works of Leonard Bernstein.
ML 410 .B566 S65 2011

Strouse, Charles.
Put on a happy face: a Broadway memoir.
ML 410 .S935 A3 2008

Viagas, Robert.
I'm the greatest star: Broadway's top musical legends from 1900 to today.
ML 400 .V48 2009

Walsh, Michael.
Andrew Lloyd Webber: his life and works: a critical biography.
ML 410 .W299 W22 1997

Performance Resources

Clark, Mark Ross.
The Broadway song: a singer's guide.
MT 956 .C63 2015

De Mallet Burgess, Thomas and Nicholas Skilbeck.
The singing and acting handbook: games and exercises for the performer.
MT 956 .D41 2000

Deer, Joe and Rocco Dal Vera.
Acting in musical theatre: a comprehensive course.
MT 956 .D44 2016

Flom, Jonathan.
Get the callback: the art of auditioning for musical theatre.
MT 956 .F56 2016

Hall, Karen.
So you want to sing music theater: a guide for professionals.
MT 956 .H34 2014

Harvard, Paul.
Acting through song: techniques and exercises for musical-theatre actors.
MT 956 .H37 2013

McWaters, Debra.
Musical theatre training: the Broadway Theatre Project handbook.
MT 956 .M38 2009

Melton, Joan.
Singing in musical theatre: the training of singers and actors.
MT 956 .M45 2007

Rutherford, Neil.
Musical theatre auditions and casting: a performer's guide viewed from both sides of the audition table.
MT 956 .R884 2012