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Adam Schlesinger

Adam Schlesinger

Adam Schlesinger is a songwriter, composer, and music producer based in New York City. He was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for That Thing You Do, from the Tom Hanks-directed film of the same name; his songs have also appeared in dozens of other films including Just Friends, Fever Pitch, Robots and Scary Movie.

Schlesinger is currently a member of two bands, Fountains of Wayne and Ivy. Fountains of Wayne's 2003 album Welcome Interstate Managers was nominated for two Grammys and named #3 Album of The Year in the prestigious Village Voice Pazz And Jop critics' poll. Their new album, Traffic And Weather, is due this spring. Ivy's latest release is 2005's In The Clear, and their music can be heard in numerous films and television shows, including the Farrelly Brothers' film Shallow Hal and Steven King's TV miniseries Kingdom Hospital. He has also written music for such television shows as Saturday Night Live, The Howard Stern Show and Crank Yankers.

Currently, Schlesinger is finishing a Broadway musical adaptation of the John Waters film Cry-Baby, along with The Daily Show headwriter David Javerbaum, and Tom Meehan and Mark O'Donnell.

Apart from writing and producing music, Schlesinger also co-owns Scratchie Records, an independent record label, and Stratosphere Sound, a recording studio in Manhattan.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Adam Schlesinger Facts

BirthdayOctober 31, 1967 (54)

Selected Filmography

Brazzaville Teen-Ager, directed by Michael Cera
Old Cold
The Haunting of Bill Crouse
Fountains of Wayne: No Better Place
Godzilla 2000
Bad Girls
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