Terry Marler Bio, Wiki
Terry Marler is a real estate broker also renown for being the gay partner of Jerry Herman, an American composer, and lyricist, known for his work in Broadway musical theater. Herman is reported to have died on December 26th, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida at the age of 88.
Terry Marler and Jerry Herman
Herman was openly gay and at the time of his death was partnered with Terry Marler, a real estate broker. One of his best-known songs was I Am What I Am, which became an LGBT anthem.
Herman was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1985. As noted in the “Words and Music” PBS documentary, “He is one of the fortunate ones who survived to see experimental drug therapies take hold and was still, as one of his lyrics proclaims, ‘alive and well and thriving’ over a quarter of a century later.”
Herman’s memoir, Showtune, was published in 1996.
Who is Jerry Herman?
Jerry Herman born Gerald Sheldon Herman July 10th, 1931 was an American composer and lyricist, known for his work in Broadway musical theater.
Herman died on Thursday, December 26th, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida at the age of 88. His god-daughter told the Associated Press that he died of pulmonary complications.
Jerry composed the scores for the hit Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles. He was nominated for the Tony Award five times, and won twice, for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles. In 2009, Herman received the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. He was a recipient of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors.
Such is the enduring appeal of his tunes that Hello, Dolly! is set for a West End revival in 2020, with Imelda Staunton in the lead role. In November 2019, Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood delivered his own interpretation of the show, performing in drag to a medley of Herman’s songs during musicals week.