"Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love" premiered Friday, December 27 on PBS. Paying tribute to the Tony, Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who died August 6, 2012, this new documentary by Dori Berenstein aired as part of the American Masters series. The video is now available on DVD.
Leslie Uggams is one of the numerous celebrities who discuss his genius, dedication, and joy for music. Leslie attended the Professional Children’s School with Hamlisch where she knew at a very early age that he was destined for greatness.
Other stars from Broadway and Hollywood who share their stories and talents in the documentary are Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, Ann Margaret, Carol Bayer Sager, Christopher Walken, Quincy Jones, Idina Menzel, Kelli O’Hara, Donna McKechnie, Bayork Lee, Bob Avian, Robert Klein, Lucie Arnaz, Tim Rice, Melissa Manchester, Rupert Holmes, Steven Soderbergh, Maury Yeston, Nicholas Hytner, John Lithgow, Brian d'Arcy James, Raúl Esparza, Peter Filichia, Klea Blackhurst, Joe Torre, Howard Stringer, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and Hamlisch’s widow Terre Blair Hamlisch. Preview video at link below:
The DVD sells for $19.99 on the PBS website.