Martin Charnin

Real Name:
Martin Jay Charnin
Martin Charnin (born November 24, 1934, New York City, New York, USA – died July 7, 2019) was an 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.