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Jack Feldman is a songwriter and lyricist, perhaps best known for co-writing Barry Manilow's hit song "Copacabana." He wrote a few songs for Sesame Street, including "Six Kids Subtraction," and according to his Playbill biography, has written "special material for the Muppets."
Feldman also wrote songs (usually with Bob Golden) for the second season of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, including the revised theme song, the recurring song "Let's Shout Hooray," and episodic tunes "It's All About Family," "Brother of Mine" "Nothing Like a Snack," "You Can Paint a Picture," and "You Gotta Have Color."
Apart from "Copacabana," Feldman wrote or co-wrote other songs for Barry Manilow (including "I Made It Through the Rain") and for Dionne Warwick (notably "In Your Eyes"). Much of his songwriting has been for film, stage, or television, notably lyrics for all of the songs in the 1992 film Newsies, with music by Alan Menken. He wrote new lyrics for the 2012 Broadway version and shared a Tony Award with Menken for Best Original Musical Score. Other Broadway credits include songs for Phyllis Newman's one-woman show The Mad Woman of Central Park West and music coordinator for Christopher Durang's play Beyond Therapy.
He wrote lyrics for the TV movie Polly (1989, with Keisha Knight Pulliam) and the theme song to the 1992 film Life With Mikey. Feldman has also co-written lyrics for several animated features, including Disney's Oliver & Company ("Perfect Isn't Easy"), Thumbelina (with Barry Manilow), A Goofy Movie, and The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride.