Herbert Kretzmer

Herbert Kretzmer


Herbert Kretzmer, the Les Misérables lyricist who crafted the words to some of modern musical theatre’s most quoted songs, died October 14 at the age of 95. The musician served in the theatre industry for most of his career, writing lyrics to two other musicals and working as a theatre critic in London for over a decade.

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  • Born: Oct 5, 1925 in South Africa
  • Death: Oct 14, 2020 in London, UK


New York Drama Critics' Circle
1987 Best Musical Les Misérables Winner
Tony Award
1987 Best Original Score Les Misérables Winner