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Adam Schlesinger

Adam Schlesinger Musician
Role: Executive Music producer on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" —
Other work: Fountains of Wayne


On this show, we’re parodying a lot of different kinds of stuff, but it’s all stuff we actually really like. We still want the songs to be good and the melodies to be good and the songs to be things we listen to apart from the comedy.
— Adam Schlesinger,

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Adam Schlesinger

Adam Schlesinger was an American songwriter, composer and record producer. He was born on October 31, 1967 in New York City. Schlesinger grew up in a family with musical backgrounds and learned to play piano at age five. He was raised in Manhattan and Montclair, New Jersey where he played in bands throughout his time in high school. He attended Williams College in Massachusetts where he met Chris Collingwood whom he would join years later in forming the band Fountains of Wayne. Before that he played bass in the indie pop trio Ivy while also composing tracks for TV shows and commercials. During this time he also wrote his best known work, the title track to the Tom Hanks film "That Thing You Do". This earned him an Academy award nomination for Best Original Song. Schlesinger used to play bass for both Ivy and Fountains of Wayne while continuing his work on other projects as a producer, songwriter and performer. Through his friendship with Aline Brosh McKenna he was hired as the Executive music producer on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" for four years. He worked alongside Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen and Steven M. Gold to write the songs and even performed them in several live stage shows.

Schlesinger died on April 1, 2020 at the age of 52 as a result of health complications caused by COVID-19.[1]


Television shows
Year Show Position Number of episodes
1996 The Dana Carvey Show Composer 6
1996 - 1998 Saturday Night Live Composer 3
1998 The Howard Stern Show Composer 6
1998 David Blaine: Magic Man Composer documentary
2002 In-Laws (TV Series) composer 2
2005 Howard Stern (TV Series) composer 1
2005 My Kind of Town (TV series) composer 4
2005 Too Late with Adam Carolla composer 27 episodes
2006 Saturday Night !ive: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (TV Special) composer TV Special
2002 - 2007 Crank Yankers composer 72 episodes
2008 "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" Composer TV Movie
2008 "Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education" Composer TV Movie
2010 - 2011 "T.U.F.F. Puppy" Composer 6 episodes
2011 "Damsels in Distress" music producer Movie


  Crew edit

Rachel Bloom 🎈 Aline Brosh McKenna 🎈 Rene Gube 🎈 Sono Patel 🎈 Audrey Wauchope 🎈 Rachel Specter 🎈 Michael Hitchcock 🎈 Dan Gregor 🎈 Doug Mand 🎈 Elisabeth Kiernan Averick 🎈 Erin Ehrlich 🎈 Ilana Peña 🎈 Jack Dolgen 🎈 Katie Schwartz 🎈 Alden Derck


Marc Webb 🎈 Joanna Kerns 🎈 Kabir Akhtar 🎈 Jay Chandrasekhar 🎈 Aline Brosh McKenna 🎈 Stuart McDonald 🎈 Joseph Khan 🎈Erin Ehrlich 🎈 Steven Tsuchida 🎈 Jude Weng


Adam Schlesinger 🎈 Jack Dolgen 🎈 Steven M. Gold


Kathryn Burns (Choreographer) 🎈 Dominique Kelley (Assistant Choreographer) 🎈 Kabir Akhtar (Editing)
Melina Root (Wardobe & Costumes) 🎈 Britney Young (Production assistant) 🎈 Alden Derck (Writer's Production assistant)

  Production edit