Oscar Hammerstein II

Composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) joined forces in 1942 and created the most successful partnership in the American musical theater. Their output included Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), the movie State Fair (1945; remade 1962; Broadway premiere, 1996), Allegro (1947), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), Me and Juliet (1953), Pipe Dream (1955), the TV musicalĀ Cinderella(1957; remade 1965, 1997; Broadway premiere, 2013); Flower Drum Song (1958) and The Sound of Music (1959). Their shows have received several dozen major awards, including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. LCT has presented Tony Award-winning productions of Carousel (1994) and South Pacific (2008).