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Abe Olman Publisher Award

Frank Military

Frank Military is a Senior Vice President for the prestigious Wamer/Chappell Music Publishing Company, a division of Time Warner.

His entire musical career, spanning the past forty-five years, has enabled him to build strong personal and working relationships with such stellar personalities as Frank Sinatra (whom he has been associated with for over 40 years), Barbra Streisand, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, Liza Minnelli, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Julius LaRosa, Peggy Lee, Jack Jones, Maureen McGovern, Margaret Whiting, Sylvia Syms, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Alien, Jerry Lewis, Vic Damone, Al Martino, Jerry Vale, Nelson Riddle, Neil Diamond, Eileen Barton, and dozens more.

Add to this his close involvement with composers and lyricists from Hollywood Films, Broadway productions, and popular music, such asJule Styne, Sammy Cahn, Cy Coleman, Richard Rodgers, Bui-ton Lane, AlanJ. Lerner, Stephen Sondheim, Jimmy VanHeusen, George David Weiss, and the team of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, Yip Harburg, Carol Bayer Sager, Bruce Roberts, as well as Benny Benjamin.

Some of the more familiar hit songs Mr. Military has been responsible for, are Johnny Mathis' "Misty," Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" and "Caberet," Barbra Streisand's "My Coloring Book," and Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York."

At Valando Music Publishers, Mr. Military worked with his best friend Jay Morgenstern from 1959 to 1970 (later acquired by Metromedia). He assumed the position of Vice President, where he and Jay were involved in several Broadway productions including "Fiddler On The Roof written by Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, "Cabaret" by Fred Ebb & John Kander, "Company" by Stephen Sondheim, "Godspell" by Steve Schwartz, and "Minnie's Boys" by Hal Hackady & Larry Grossman.

After 1970, both Frank Military and Jay Morgenstern formed their own publishing firm which handled the catalogue of Jimmy Webb & Johnny Rivers. This company was subsequently sold, and Mr. Military was asked to join Chappell Music Publishing as Vice President.

He then proceeded to become Executive Vice President of Warner Brothers Print Operations for three year. When Warner Brothers bought Chappell Music, Mr. Military was put in charge of their New York Operations.

Currently, he is anticipating new Broadway arrivals by Jule Styne based on "The Red Shoes" and Lynn Ahrens & Steven Flagherty's "My Favorite Year." He is also looking forward to the success of the recently opened "Will Rogers Follies," written by Cy Coleman and Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Mr. Military has enjoyed a close personal, as well as business relationship with Jay Morgenstern for 32 years.

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