Alan Menken

American composer (born 1949)

Alan Irwin Menken[1] (born July 22, 1949) is an American composer, songwriter, singer, conductor, music director and record producer. Menken is best known for his scores and songs for movies produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Alan Menken
Menken in 2013
Menken in 2013
Background information
Birth nameAlan Irwin Menken[1]
Born (1949-07-22) July 22, 1949 (age 74)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
  • Arranger
  • conductor
  • songwriter
  • music director
  • record producer
, singer
Years active1972–present
WebsiteOfficial website

His scores and songs for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995) have each won him two Academy Awards.

He also composed the scores and songs for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Newsies (1992), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Home on the Range (2004), Enchanted (2007) and Tangled (2010).


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alan Menken Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 13 August 2012.

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