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Abstract Sheldon Harnick is a lyricist of numerous musical productions performed at broadway and other musical theatres and operas. As a major in violin at NU School of Music he began writing lyrics for the Waa-Mu show. In 1960 he won the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1993. He lives with his wife in New York City.
Dates: 1947-2011; Other: Date acquired: 02/07/2013
Abstract Waa-Mu is a musical review created and performed by Northwestern students since 1929. The series consists of photographic prints and other images documenting most Waa-Mu Shows from the period 1929-1991. Images appear in a variety of physical formats and sizes; nearly all are black-and-white. The vast bulk of the prints is the work of skilled professional photographers; some photographs are by talented Northwestern students while a small percentage appears to be the product of less proficient...
Abstract Northwestern's Waa-Mu Show, the musical revue that helped to launch the careers of dozens of Broadway and Hollywood performers, has been a campus tradition since 1929. The goal of the annual show is to celebrate all aspects of musical theater and highlight the talents of undergraduate student performers. The Records of the Waa-Mu Show are organized chronologically by year and listed under the name of the show for each year. The files typically include correspondence, thank you and...