Alan Paul

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Alan Paul
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Manhattan Transfer, second from right Alan Paul
Background information
Born

(1949-11-23) November 23, 1949 (age 64)
Newark, New Jersey

United States
Genres A capella
Occupation(s) actor
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts The Manhattan Transfer

Alan Paul (born November 23, 1949, Newark, New Jersey) is a Grammy Award- winning[1] singer and composer, best known as one of the founding members of the current incarnation of the vocal group The Manhattan Transfer.[2]

Education[edit]

After graduating from Hillside High School, Paul attended Newark State College (now Kean University) where he earned a BA in Music Education.[3] He received two Honorary Doctorate degrees, one in The Humanities from Kean University and another in Music from Berklee School of Music.[4]

Career[edit]

He began his professional career on Broadway at the age of 12 in the original cast of Oliver!. After college, he returned to Broadway Teen Angel and Johnny Casino in the original cast of Grease where he introduced the songs "Beauty School Dropout" and "Born to Hand Jive". In 2004, he released a solo CD called Another Place in Time.[5] He also provided Dino Spumoni's singing voice on the animated television series Hey Arnold!

Awards[edit]

As a writer and arranger for The Manhattan Transfer, he earned four Grammy nominations for his compositions, Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone and Code Of Ethics and vocal arrangements for Ray’s Rockhouse He also received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocalist, Male.[6]

Personal Life[edit]

Paul has married to writer/model Angela Paul for 30 years and they have one daughter, Arielle. [7]

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