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Claude-Michel Schönberg

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Claude-Michel Schönberg

Biography

Claude-Michel Schönberg (born 6 July 1944, Vannes, France) is a French record producer, actor, singer, songwriter, and musical theatre composer, best known for his collaborations with lyricist Alain Boublil.

The son of Hungarian parents, he began his career as a record producer. By the 1970s, he had achieved some success. He wrote most of the music for the French rock opera La Révolucion Française, and in 1973, played the role of King Louis XVI in the show’s production. In 1974, he wrote the music and lyrics to the song Le Premier Pas, which became the No. 1 popular song in France that year. He made an album in which he sang his own songs, and in 1978, he and Alain Boublil developed the show Les Misérables.

Major works include La Révolution Française (1973), Miss Saigon (1989), Martin Guerre (1996), The Pirate Queen (2006), and Marguerite (2008).


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