Adam Schlesinger Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth

American singer and songwriter Adam Schlesinger died at the age of 52 on 1st April, 2020. He was born on 31st October, 1967 in New York City and he was probably best known for playing in bands like “Ivy” and “Fountains of Wayne”. He started learning the piano at the age of five and his school years he played in bands. Adam studied at Williams College and during that time he met Chris Collingwood and played in bands with him. After that he returned to his hometown of New York in 1991 and joined the band Ivy in 1993 and also played in another band and wrote music for commercials and for television. In late 1995, he became managing director of the Scratchie Records label.

Adam Schlesinger Career

At that time he was in contact with Collingswood again and started to make music and write music with him. Due to this, Fountains of Wayne was established and after a year, band released its first self titled album with Adam on bass. At the same time, he wrote the score for “That Thing You Do!” for which he was received Oscar nomination in 1997. He remained a member of the bands Ivy and Fountains of Wayne continued to release records. Fountains of Wayne was able to reach number 115 on the Billboard 200 with their third album Welcome Interstate Managers (2003) and number 37 with Sky Full of Holes (2011).

In parallel to his band membership, he continued to write for television, film and stage and wrote the music for the film “Right in the heart – a song for you”. The musical Cry Baby premiered in 2008, for which Adam worked on the music, while David Javerbaum contributed the text and both were nominated for Tony Award. Throughout his entire career which spanned more than 25 years, he wrote and contributed in so many songs. Adam received about 10 Emmy nominations which includes alone five for hit film “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.

  • Grammy 2010: Best Comedy Album (A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!).
  • Emmy 2012: Award for Outstanding Music and Poetry for It’s Not Just for Gays Anymore at the 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011.
  • Emmy 2013: Emmy for Outstanding Music and Poetry for If I Had Time, sung during the 66th Annual Tony Awards 2012.
  • Won Emmy Award 2019 for Outstanding Music and Poetry for Anti-Depressants Are So Not a Big Deal in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Adam Schlesinger Biography

Real Name Adam Lyons Schlesinger
Birth Date October 31, 1967
Aged 52 Years
Died March 31, 2020
Birth Place New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Singer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Not Known

Adam Schlesinger Height, Weight and Body Measurement

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in centimeters – 175 cm  Approx
Weight in Kilograms – 63 kg  –  in Pounds –  138 lbs Approx
Chest Size 42 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Biceps Size 17 inches
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Not Known
College Not Known


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known

Adam Schlesinger Affairs (Relationship Status)

What was Adam Schlesinger marital status? (single, engaged, married or divorce) Married
How many children did Adam Schlesinger have? Two (Sadie and Claire)
Who was Adam Schlesinger wife? Katherine Michel

Adam Schlesinger Net Worth:

Adam was so much passionate about his musical career and worked with so many famous people from the musical world. Through this, he surely amassed so much wealth and money however exact figures are not available at the moment.

Adam Schlesinger Cause of Death & Family

It was a tragedy in music world because he died just at the age of 52 due to pandemic coronavirus. He is survived by his two daughter sadie and claire and he divorced his ex-wife Katherine Michel in 2013. His lawyer said that he was admitted in New York hospital for more than a week and he had been reported as very sick and heavily sedated while on ventilator on Tuesday morning. After this horrible news, thousands of his fans and some of the legends in Hollywood mourned for him and paid heartfelt tribute to him. Tom Hanks who also the victim of Covid-19 said,

 “There would be no Playtone without Adam Schlesinger, without his That Thing You Do!” Hanks wrote. “He was a One-der. Lost him to Covid-19. Terribly sad today. Hanx”

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