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February 2, 2017

Hairspray Composer Marc Shaiman is Moving to NoMad

Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman purchased a $4 million loft in NoMad

NoMad is already home to a number of high-profile residents from Chelsea Clinton to Jennifer Lopez; and now the famous composer of Hairspray, Marc Shaiman, is moving to West 26th Street.

As reported by, Shaiman and his husband are moving into a three-bedroom, two-bath, 3,000 square-foot loft with 11.5-foot ceilings and Italian Bianco Carrara marble kitchen counters.

Records show a sale price of $4.32 million for the co-op property. Shaiman paid nearly triple the price paid at the last sale of this property in 2004 ($1.55 million), a clear indicator of NoMad’s explosive growth in desirability as a live/work neighborhood.

It’s fitting for Shaiman, who is an award-winning composer, to move blocks from the historic Tin Pan Alley.  Besides Hairspray, Shaiman’s work has been featured on the soundtracks for A Few Good Men and When Harry Met Sally

He has an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy to his name and will likely attract a few of his supremely talented friends to his corner of Madison Square Park. At his wedding last spring, Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg and Bette Midler were among those in attendance.

We welcome Mr. Shaiman and his husband to the neighborhood and know the couple will enjoy all that NoMad has to offer.