November 10, 2010 – Alan Menken is Awarded a Star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame
“Back then there was a genuine outreach on the part of Disney…to work with theater people. I didn’t know it at the time, but Michael Eisner was a theater major in college.”
On November 10, 2010, composer and pianist Alan Menken was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Through his work with Disney starting in the late 1980s, Menken has been awarded eight Academy Awards, with 18 overall nominations, as well as 10 Grammy awards. His star is placed near the Disney owned El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. As his award was well-timed with the release of the Disney film Tangled, voice of Rapunzel Mandy Moore was on hand at the ceremony, as was Richard Sherman, well-known Disney composer and songwriter.