Herbert Kretzmer

Herbert Kretzmer

From Les Miserables to Kinky Boots, this week's playlist celebrates the work of the most famous lyricist you've probably never heard of - Herbert Kretzmer. Dig in and enjoy some classics!

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 27 Mar 2015
  • min read
Herbert Kretzmer is the most successful lyricist you’ve never heard of.

His might not be a household name, but if you’ve ever heard Peter Sellars’ comedy classic Goodness Gracious Me or Honor Blackman’s Kinky Boots, whistled along to Charles Aznavour’s She or Yesterday When I Was Young, or are one of over 60 million people who have seen Les Misérables, then you’ll know his work.

To celebrate our interview with the great lyricist, we've put together a playlist of some of his biggest career highlights.

You'll also find a handful of other greats, from Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter to George and Ira Gershwin...