(Bruce Weber’s article appeared in The New York Times, 12/5)
Judd Woldin, a pianist and theater composer who wrote the score for the Tony-winning musical “Raisin,” died Nov. 27 in Manhattan. He was 86.
The cause was cancer, said his son Mark.
Both before and after he made a name for himself in the theater, Mr. Woldin had an itinerant musical career, traveling as a pianist with the Ink Spots, Don Elliott and Lionel Hampton; playing in the pit of the Broadway musical “Hello, Dolly!”; pursuing 12-tone composition studies at Black Mountain College in North Carolina; and doing doctoral work at Columbia in musicology.