John Kander

American musical theatre composer

John Harold Kander (born March 18, 1927) is an American composer. He is best known for his songwriting partnership with Fred Ebb, also known as Kander and Ebb. His most famous musicals are Cabaret and Chicago. Kander has won three Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards. He has helped make the music for the movies Cabaret, New York, New York, Kramer vs. Kramer, Places in the Heart, Billy Bathgate and Chicago.

Kander in 1998

Kander was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He is from a Jewish family. He is openly gay. In 2010, he married his partner since 1977, Albert Stephenson.[1]

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  1. Teeman, Tim (October 16, 2012). "John Kander: Life is still a cabaret". The Times. Retrieved April 20, 2019.

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