The “Hairspray” and “Smash” tunesmith will be performing “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” the “Mary Poppins Returns” ballad he co-wrote with Scott Wittman, at the ceremony. “Lost Things” is nominated for the original song Oscar, and he’s also up for composing the score for the Disney sequel. Winning either would give Shaiman an EGOT, since he already claims an Emmy, Grammy and Tony.
Also performing at the show is Aimee Mann, who’ll sing “Drive,” a song from “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” that’s up for a guild award in the song for TV category. Lukas Nelson, one of the musical forces behind “A Star Is Born,” will perform a yet-to-be-announced selection from among the songs he worked on for that soundtrack.
The event celebrates achievements in music supervision, recognizing work in 18 categories in movies, television, games, advertising and trailers.
As previously announced, Joel Sill will be given the Legacy Award. Presenters include women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, director Taylor Hackford, actor Rafael Casal and director Rob Morrow.
Few songwriters or composers in recent years have had their careers as well dispersed throughout film, TV and theater as Shaiman, whose musical “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” (also co-written with Wittman) is currently on tour. His five previous Oscar nominations include “Blame Canada,” from “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut,” “A Wink and Smile,” from “Sleepless in Seattle,” and the score to “The American President.”
“Marc Shaiman’s work has withstood the test of time,” said Thomas Golubić, president of the Guild of Music Supervisors, in a statement. “Because of his songs, cultural sensations such as ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ have resonated deeply with audiences spanning generations. We are honored to celebrate Marc’s contributions to the industry as he accepts the prestigious Icon Award at this year’s show.”