Jim Steinman Biography – Jim Steinman Wiki
Jim Steinman (born James Richard Steinman) was an American composer, lyricist, record producer, and playwright. He was best known for his songwriting work for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion and Air Supply. He also worked with Def Leppard, Barbra Streisand, Billy Squier and The Sisters of Mercy.
He composed rock singer Meat Loaf’s debut album “Bat Out of Hell” in 1977, which is one of the best-selling albums of all time with more than 50 million copies sold around the world. Steinman collaborated with Meat Loaf on the singer’s 1981 album “Dead Ringer,” served as composer/producer on his 1993 album “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell” and composed his 2016 “Braver Than We Are” album.
In 1996, Steinman wrote the lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Whistle Down the Wind.” The show premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. and opened in London’s West End in 1998. It has been revived several times and toured around the world.
“Bat Out of Hell” got the musical treatment in 2017. Steinman wrote all of the songs, most of which were featured in Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” album trilogy. He also worked on the soundtracks for “Shrek 2,” the musical “Tanz der Vampire,” the comedy “Rude Awakening,” the musical “More Than You Deserve” and more.
Some of the popular songs Steinman composed include Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Barry Manilow’s “Read ‘Em and Weep,” Air Supply’s “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” Celine Dion’s version of “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”
Jim Steinman Age
He was born on November 1, 1947, in Hewlett, New York, United States. He died on April 19, 2021, in Danbury, Connecticut. He was 73.
Jim Steinman Family
He was the son of Louis and Eleanor. He was of Jewish ancestry.
Jim Steinman Wife
Was Jim Steinman married? He was never married. Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman became estranged. He met his wife Leslie Aday at the beginning of his success.
Jim Steinman Death
Jim Steinman Cause of Death
He died from kidney failure after a long illness, his brother Bill Steinman confirmed his cause of death to the Associated Press.
Jim Steinman Net Worth
Jim Steinman’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.