Martin Charnin

Real Name:
Martin Jay Charnin
Martin Jay Charnin, born Nov 24, 1934 in New York, NY, is a Tony Award-winning American lyricist, writer, performer, and theater director. He began his theatrical career as a performer, appearing as one of the Jets in the original production of West Side Story. Charnin's best-known work is as lyricist for the hit musical Annie for which he won the 1977 Tony Award for Best Original Score.