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[[Image:PaulWilliamsTMS.JPG|thumb|300px|Paul Williams on ''The Muppet Show''.]]
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[[Image:Pianoplayer.jpg|frame|Paul Williams as the piano player at the El Sleezo Cafe.]]
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'''Paul Williams''' (b. 1940) is a prolific composer, lyricist, singer and actor.
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[[Image:Paul Williams.JPG|thumb|300px|Paul Williams on ''The Muppet Show''.]]
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[[Image:Paul Williams piano player.jpg|thumb|300px|Paul Williams as the piano player at the El Sleezo Cafe.]]
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[[Image:Paulwilliamsjudycollinskermit.jpg|thumb|300px|Judy Collins, Kermit, and Paul Williams.]]
   
Some of his most famous compositions include, "We've Only Just Begun," "[[An Old Fashioned Love Song]]," "I Won't Last a Day Without You," "Nice to Be Around," "[[You and Me Against the World]]," "Evergreen" (which earned Williams an [[Academy Award]]), and "Rainy Days and Mondays", and "[[The Rainbow Connection]]."
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'''Paul Williams''' (b. 1940) is a prolific composer, lyricist, singer and actor.
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Some of his most famous compositions include "We've Only Just Begun," "[[An Old Fashioned Love Song]]," "I Won't Last a Day Without You," "Nice to Be Around," "[[You and Me Against the World]]," "[[Sad Song]]", "Evergreen" (which earned Williams an [[Academy Awards|Academy Award]]), "Rainy Days and Mondays", and "[[Rainbow Connection]]" (which earned Williams an Academy Award nomination).
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The biographical documentary ''[[Paul Williams Still Alive]]'' includes clips of his appearance on ''The Muppet Show''.<ref>[http://vimeo.com/42560411 Paul Williams Still Alive - film trailer on Vimeo]</ref>
   
 
==Muppet Music==
 
==Muppet Music==
*'''Songs and Score:'''
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*''[[Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas]]'' (songs and score)
:-''[[Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas]]''
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*''[[The Muppet Movie]]'' (songs and score)
:- ''[[The Muppet Movie]]''
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*''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]'' (songs)
*'''Songs:'''
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* [[Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (stage show)|''Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas'' stage production]] (songs)
:-''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]''
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* ''[[A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa]]'' (songs)
:-''[[Muppets from Space]]''
 
   
==Appearances on Muppet Shows==
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==Appearances with the Muppets==
 
*''[[The Muppet Show]]'': guest star on [[Episode 108: Paul Williams|episode 108]]
 
*''[[The Muppet Show]]'': guest star on [[Episode 108: Paul Williams|episode 108]]
*''[[The Muppet Movie]]''
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*''[[The Muppet Movie]]'': piano player
*''[[The Muppets Go Hollywood]]'': he performed "The Rainbow Connection" with co-composer Kenny Ascher
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*''[[The Muppets Go Hollywood]]'': performed "The Rainbow Connection" with co-composer Kenny Ascher
*''[[The Muppet Show Live]]''
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*''[[The Muppet Show Live]]'': leads a sing-along medley
*''[[MuppetFest]]''
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*''[[MuppetFest]]'': panelist
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*''[[A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa]]'': [[Chief Elf]]
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*''[[The Muppets Take the Bowl]]''<ref>Greiving, Tim. [http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-muppets-hollywood-bowl-20170907-story.html "A new Kermit goes Hollywood as 'The Muppets Take the Bowl'"] ''LA Times''. September 6, 2017.</ref>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*[[Gonzo]] appears on his 2005 DVD/dualdisc release ''[[I'm Going Back There Someday]]''.
 
*[[Gonzo]] appears on his 2005 DVD/dualdisc release ''[[I'm Going Back There Someday]]''.
 
*He is one of a small group of ''Muppet Show'' guests to have had a [[Paul Williams Muppets|Muppet made in his likeness]].
 
*He is one of a small group of ''Muppet Show'' guests to have had a [[Paul Williams Muppets|Muppet made in his likeness]].
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*[[Judy Collins]] and [[Kermit the Frog]] presented Williams into the [[Songwriters Hall of Fame]] in 2001.
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*Paul Williams appeared alongside Jim Henson at the [[Emmy Awards Ceremony|1984 Emmy Awards]] to present the award for best performer in a variety series.
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*Even though he portrayed a piano player in ''The Muppet Movie'', Williams cannot actually play the piano. He also mimed playing the piano at MuppetFest, which was a hollow piano so that Kermit could sit on it.<ref>[[Muppet Morsels]]</ref>
   
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==Sources==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.paulwilliamsofficial.com/ Official site]
 
*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0931437/ IMDb]
 
*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0931437/ IMDb]
*[http://paulwilliamsconnection.org/ Official Site]
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*[http://www.toughpigs.com/paul-williams-1/ Tough Pigs interview with Paul Williams, part 1] [http://www.toughpigs.com/paul-williams-2/ part 2] [http://www.toughpigs.com/paul-williams-3/ part 3]
   
 
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Latest revision as of 07:25, March 25, 2019

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams on The Muppet Show.

Paul Williams piano player

Paul Williams as the piano player at the El Sleezo Cafe.

Paulwilliamsjudycollinskermit

Judy Collins, Kermit, and Paul Williams.

Paul Williams (b. 1940) is a prolific composer, lyricist, singer and actor.

Some of his most famous compositions include "We've Only Just Begun," "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "I Won't Last a Day Without You," "Nice to Be Around," "You and Me Against the World," "Sad Song", "Evergreen" (which earned Williams an Academy Award), "Rainy Days and Mondays", and "Rainbow Connection" (which earned Williams an Academy Award nomination).

The biographical documentary Paul Williams Still Alive includes clips of his appearance on The Muppet Show.[1]

Muppet MusicEdit

Appearances with the MuppetsEdit

TriviaEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Paul Williams Still Alive - film trailer on Vimeo
  2. Greiving, Tim. "A new Kermit goes Hollywood as 'The Muppets Take the Bowl'" LA Times. September 6, 2017.
  3. Muppet Morsels

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