Franklin Underwood

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Franklin Underwood, also known as Frank Underwood during the 1960s, is an American songwriter and jazz pianist. Underwood lives in New York City.[1] His show Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen, a musical based on The Teahouse of the August Moon with Stan Freeman opened on Broadway in 1970.[2] His credits include songs for Rod Warren's 1964 Chicago revue The Game Is Up,[3] and "I Wish I'd Met You" sung by Lena Horne and Sammy Davis, Jr. with music by Johnny Mandel and lyrics by Richard Rodney Bennett and Frank Underwood.[4] Other songs include "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche".[5]


  1. ^ Private New York: Remarkable Residences - Page 127 Chippy Irvine - 1990 "On the piano— which takes up most of the room's space — is vintage sheet music, some of Underwood's own ... Composer/singer/piano player Franklin Underwood has lived in this tiny, one-room apartment for nearly twenty years. He first ..
  2. ^ Billboard - 16 Jan 1971 - Page 26 Vol. 83, No. 3 NEW YORK — "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen," a musical based on "The Teahouse of the August Moon" with music and lyrics by Stan Freeman and Franklin Underwood, opened at the Majestic Theater Dec. 28. Following are excerpts from ...
  3. ^ Dan Dietz Off Broadway Musicals, 1910-2007: Casts, Credits, Songs 2010 p.159 "Freedom" (lyric and music by Franklin [Frank] Underwood)
  4. ^ Show Music - Volume 9 1993 - Page 57 "He has a rich, pleasant voice which he uses to good effect on the several ballads on his set, including "I Should Care," "I Wish I'd Met You" (a lovely song by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Richard Rodney Bennett and Frank Underwood)."
  5. ^ Nick Catalano - New York Nights: Writing, Producing and Performing in Gotham 2008 Richard Rodney Bennett ..... exploring the nuances of the jazz lyric and in the process conducting a clinic in lyricism as his smoky baritone delivered Frank Underwood's "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche" followed by "Early To Rise, Early To Bed" dedicated to Blossom Dearie.

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