Morris Isaac "Moose" Charlap

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Morris Isaac "Moose" Charlap

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Harold Charlap and <private> Charlap (Hirschman)
Husband of Sandra Stewart
Ex-husband of <private> Charlap (Sawens)
Father of Anne Charlap; <private> Charlap; <private> Charlap and <private> Charlap
Brother of E. Paul Charlap

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Mark "Moose" Charlap (December 19, 1928 – July 8, 1974) was a Jewish-American Broadway composer. Born Morris Isaac Charlip in Philadelphia, he was best known for "Peter Pan" (1954), for which Carolyn Leigh wrote the lyrics. The idea to do the show came from Jerome Robbins, who planned to have a few songs by Charlap and Leigh. However, the show evolved into a full blown musical, with additional songs by Jule Styne and Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It starred Mary Martin as Peter Pan and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook.

Charlap was married to singer Sandy Stewart, whose biggest hit was My Coloring Book in 1962. They had one son--Bill Charlap, a well-known jazz pianist. Charlap had a daughter Anne Charlap and son Tom Charlap, a bass player, from a previous marriage. [edit] Work on Broadway

   Peter Pan (1954, revivals in 1979, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999) - musical - composer
   Whoop-Up (1958) - musical - composer
   The Conquering Hero (1961) - musical - composer
   Kelly (1965) - musical - composer
   Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989) - revue - featured songwriter for "Peter Pan"

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