Alan Menken
Alan Menken
Real Name/Full Name Alan Irvin Menken
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Alan Menken
Birth Place: Manhattan, the United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 22 July 1949
Age/How Old: 74 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 160 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 152 lbs.
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Norman Menken
Mother – Judith Menken
Siblings: Leah Menken and Faye Menken
School: Rochelle High School
College: New York University
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Janis Roswick (1972-present)
Kids/Children Name: Anna and Nora
Profession: Composer, record producer, songwriter, music director
Net Worth: $120 million
Last Updated: June 2024

For a composer to remain relevant in the entertainment industry for decades, he has to be cut from the best. One such man is Alan Menken who is known for his numerous songs for films mostly produced by Walt Disney Animation Studio for the past four decades.

Some of his award-winning songs are for movies like Alladin, Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. His compositions have won several accolades making him the second person to have won most Oscar Awards in music, having won eight Academy Awards.

Well, how well do you know about Alan Menken? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Alan Menken’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Alan Menken to date.

Biography and Early Life

He was born Alan Irwin Menken on 22 July 1949 in Manhattan. His parents were Norman Menken who was a dentist and a piano player, and Judith Menken who was a playwright, dancer and actress. From an early age, Alan developed interest in music and started taking violin and piano lessons. It was at that very tender age that he began composing and he has never looked back.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Alan Menken in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Alan Menken’s age is 74 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 22 July 1949. Though, he is 5′ 2″ in feet and inches and 160 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 152 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.


Although he had a thing for music, his parents knew the importance of education, and they enrolled him at New Rochelle High School, graduating in 1967. He performed well in high school, and he later joined New York University where he majored in Musicology. To sharpen his musical ideas, he later went to BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Alan Menken With Wife Janis Roswick
Alan Menken With Wife Janis Roswick

When it comes to the personal life of Alan, not much is known because he is one of those guys who prefer to keep private life out of public scrutiny. He is married to Janis Roswick, and together they are parents to two daughters, Nora and Anna.

Alan met Janis who was a professional ballet dancer when he was working for Downtown Ballet Company. The two fell in love and started dating shortly, finally formalizing their union in November 1972. The couple has been together since then, and they look very much in love even after all those years. Theirs is a definition of true love.

Is Alan Menken Gay?

Alan is not gay. He got married to his wife Janis in 1972, and they are still together. Over the years, he has never been linked with any gay activity or associated with any. He is said to be very faithful to his wife, and together they are enjoying their old age.

Professional Career

Due to his passion for music, Menken started writing songs since he was young. He later joined a musical theatre workshop Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). He contributed in plays like New York’s Back in Town, Diamonds, and Personals among others. He also wrote several others that were not produced.

Lady luck came smiling to him in 1979 after he wrote music for the adaptation of the novel called God Bless You, Mr Rosewater. The musical was a success and this marked the beginning of success for Alan. His next project was on Little Shop of Horrors which ran for five years. It also set a record as the highest-grossing Off-Broadway show.

Following the success of Little Shop Horrors, Alan was hired by Walt Disney Studio where he first worked on The Little Mermaid. This turned out to be a big success which was followed by other successful work in Beauty and the Beast, and Alladin. His other notable compositions include in Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mirror Mirror, Tangled, and the Shaggy Dog among others.


When it comes to award won by Alan, the list is endless. He has been nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning eight of them. He has also won a total of eleven Grammy Awards after being nominated twelve times. Also, he has won one Tony Award after being nominated four times. Other awards he has won include a Daytime Emmy Award, seven Golden Globe Awards, and a Drama Desk Award just to mention but a few.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Alan Menken in ’2024’

Alan Menken Net Worth
Alan Menken Net Worth

Menken has been in the entertainment industry for over four decades and so it comes as no surprise that he has enormous wealth. As of 2024, His net worth currently stands at $120 million most of which has come from him being a composer. He also works as a music producer and director and the income he gets from this all sums up to his net worth.

Alan Menken is one of the most celebrated composers of all time. His work speaks volumes of his success and everything he touches seems to turn gold. He has won several accolades and his 2020 Daytime Emmy Award win made him reach the EGOT status. He has reached where most people can only dream of.


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