Welcome to the official site of Hugh Martin, songwriter and composer.

Elaine Harrison, Hugh’s business manager of 30 years and dearest friend, passed to her rest June 11, 2013 at her home in Encinitas, California.

Hugh says in his autobiography that he was once asked for a mini-bio, and at the end he wrote: Mr. Martin wants to thank Elaine Harrison for putting his music and his life back on track when both were in serious jeopardy, and for saving his life over and over and over again. She and her husband Fred provided a home for Hugh, and became his adopted family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Fred and his children at this time. Read more about Elaine

A note from Hugh ...


As a musical theater and film composer, arranger, and vocal coach during the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood, I have worked with some of its biggest stars including Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Mickey Rooney, and Noël Coward.  At the young age of 96, I have decided to tell my story.

My love and passion is music and I’m blessed to have been able to make this my life’s profession. I now share with you the story, the songs, and the passion that have shaped my life. Enjoy and please visit often.


Hugh Martin, Jr., American musical theater and film composer, arranger, and vocal coach, died Friday, March 11th, 2011 in Encinitas, CA at the age of 96.