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Name: Mitch Leigh  
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Date of Birth: 30th January 1928
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Mitch Leigh (born January 30, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Jewish-American writer of musical theatre and theatrical producer best known for the show Man Of La Mancha.

Born Irwin Michnik and educated at Yale under Paul Hindemith, he began as a jazz musician and writing commercials for radio and television. In 1965 he teamed up with lyricist Joe Darion to write a musical based on Don Quixote. The resulting show, Man Of La Mancha opened on Broadway and ran for 2328 shows.


  • Man Of La Mancha (1965)
  • Chu Chem (1966)
  • Cry For Us All (1970)
  • Odyssey (1974)
  • Home Sweet Homer (1976)
  • Sarava (1978)
  • Ain't Broadway Grand (1993)

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