James Richard Steinman was an American composer, lyricist, record producer, and playwright. He was born on November 1st in the year 1947. He parted from the world on April 19th in the year 2021. He also worked as an arranger, pianist, and singer. His work included songs in the adult contemporary, rock, dance, pop, musical theater, and film score genres.
About his personal life, he was born in Hewlett, New York, the son of Eleanor, a teacher of Latin, and Louis Steinman, who owned a steel distribution warehouse. He graduated from George W. Hewlett High School in the year 1965. He has a net worth of 10 million dollars. He gained all his wealth from his career.
About his career life, he contributed music for an Amherst College adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s A Man’s a Man in March in the year 1968. In the same year, he directed an Amherst production. In the year 1971, he provided music for a puppet show titled Ubu. In the year 1972, Steinman worked with college friend Barry Keating on a musical titled Rhinegold at the Mercer Arts Center. In the year 1972, Bette Midler sang a demo of the Steinman song “Heaven Can Wait.” In the year 1973, his song “Happy Ending” appeared on the album Food of Love. In the year 1973, a single of the song “More Than Yo he Deserves.”
In the year 1976, there was a minor one-month run of a musical titled The Confidence Man. In the year 1977, a brief workshop was held for a work-in-progress musical titled Neverland. In the year 1979, the Freeway Records label made a 2-LP compilation album titled L.A. Radio. In the year 1980, the film A Small Circle of Friends was released. He was credited as music producer of every selection on Bonnie Tyler’s album Faster Than the Speed of Night. In the year 1983, Ian Hunter released his album All of the Good Ones Are Taken. In the year 1984, the film Streets of Fire was released. In the year 1984, he was hired by and worked briefly with rock band Def Leppard on some tracks that were intended for a Def Leppard album. In the year 1985, he wrote, composed, and produced a theme song for WWF performer Hulk Hogan. In the year 1989, the album Original Sin was released.
In the year 1993, the album Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell was released. In the year 1995, the band Watershed released the album Twister. In the year 2001, the box set Andrew Lloyd Webber: Now & Forever was released. It included a recording produced by Steinman and Andrew Lloyd Webber. He was executive producer for the 2003 MTV television film Wuthering Heights. Later he produced the track “Vittoria!”, adapted from the Giuseppe Verdi opera Aida. In January in the year 2012, it was announced that Steinman was working with Terry Jones of Monty Python fame on a heavy metal version of The Nutcracker. In February in the year 2017, his Bat Out of Hell The Musical opened for previews at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester. “Braver Than We Are” was Steinman’s last collection of new songs. He spent his remaining years working on “Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell: The Musical,” a production that debuted at the Manchester Opera House in 2017.
Did Jim Steinman Have A Wife?
The record producer often produced songs about heartbreak. He was married, Leslie Steinman. They got married in the year 1974. Later they got divorced in the year 2001. Later they divorced and loved separately. Jim later got engaged to his fiancé Deborah. He never revealed it publicly. His other personal details were not disclosed publicly. Other details about his ex-wife or fiancé were disclosed. His personal life was very secret.
Jim Steinman’s Death.
Jim Steinman, the composer, lyricist, and record producer who worked with artists like Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler, and more, died Monday on April 19th in the year 2021, the Connecticut state medical examiner confirmed to Variety. He was at the age of 73. His brother Bill Steinman confirmed his death to the Associated Press, telling the organization Jim died from kidney failure in Danbury, Conn., after a long illness.