He was nominated for the Tony Award eight times but never won. Merrill's screenwriting credits include Mahogany (1975) W. Merrill's other Broadway credits include Take Me Along (1959) Carnival! (1961) Breakfast at Tiffany's (1966) Henry Sweet Henry (1967) Sugar (1972) (reworked as Some Like It Hot for a 1992 production in London's West End starring Tommy Steele and a 2002-03 United States national tour starring Tony Curtis as Osgood Fielding Jr.
He was the second most successful songwriter of the 1950s on the UK Singles Chart. Bob Merrill (May 17 1921 – February 17 1998) was an American songwriter theatrical composer lyricist and screenwriter.