Council Member, Dramatists Guild of America

Alan Menken broke a new milestone when he became the first songwriter in 13 years to have 3 new shows running concurrently on Broadway with Sister Act, Leap of Faith and Newsies.  With eight Academy Award wins (four each for Best Score and Best Song), Menken is the second most prolific Oscar winner in the music categories after Alfred Newman, who has nine Oscars. He has also won eleven Grammy Awards, a Tony Award and other honors.