A varied career as a recording artist, Emmy-winning TV and film writer, music producer and pianist has somehow led Yazbek to a career on Broadway. His two shows, The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, received a combined 21 Tony Award nominations with Yazbek being twice nominated for Best Score. The Full Monty won him the Drama Desk Award for Best Music. As a recording artist, Yazbek is responsible for five albums: The Laughing Man (winner NAIRD Award, Best Pop Album of the Year), Tock, Damascus, Tape Recorder and the recent Evil Monkey Man. He also produced the original cast albums of his two Broadway shows, The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, both nominated for Grammy Awards.