Tom Lehrer

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About Tom Lehrer

Thomas Andrew Lehrer, the multi-talented American musician, singer-songwriter, satirist, and mathematician, left an indelible mark on the music scene of the 1950s and 1960s. Known for his pithy and humorous songs, Lehrer expertly parodied popular musical forms with his own original melodies. In the early 1970s, Lehrer shifted his focus away from public performances and devoted himself to teaching mathematics and musical theater history at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Born into a secular Jewish family on April 9, 1928, Lehrer spent his formative years on Manhattan's Upper East Side. His passion for music emerged early, and while he initially studied classical piano, his true interest lay in the popular music of the time....More