Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote for classic shows such as “Mame,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “La Cage aux Folles,” died Thursday. He was 88.
His goddaughter Jane Dorian confirmed his death to the AP early Friday. He died of pulmonary complications in Miami, where he had been living with his partner, Terry Marler.
Herman created 10 Broadway shows and contributed to several more. Herman won two Tony Awards for best musical, “Hello, Dolly!” in 1964 and “La Cage aux Folles” in 1983. He also won two Grammys for the “Mame” cast album and “Hello, Dolly!” as song of the year and was a Kennedy Center honoree.