Alan Menken let CBS News into his home today. He showed off his Oscar Awards and gave a detailed account of the way he writes music for movies, using his newest project, 'Mirror, Mirror' as an example. Learn what it is like to compose music for Disney classics and get a sneak peek at Menken's upcoming Broadway musicals LEAP OF FAITH and NEWSIES below!
Eight-time Oscar®-winning composer, Alan Menken, has won more Oscar® statuettes than any other living person and has cemented himself as the man behind the music to the most popular family-friendly films in entertainment. Menken has 34 awards and 33 nominations accredited to his name since he began his career and has written songs and scores for some of the world's most beloved films including: Beauty and the Beast (two Oscar® wins), The Little Mermaid (two Oscar® wins), Aladdin (two Oscar® wins), Enchanted (three Oscar® nominations), Pocahontas (two Oscar® wins), Hercules (Oscar®-nominee), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Oscar®-nominee), Little Shop of Horrors (Oscar®-nominee), Newsies, and Tangled (Oscar®-nominee). Menken currently has the Tony®-nominated stage musical Sister Act on Broadway with the stage adaptation of Newsies opening on Broadway this spring.