‘Hairspray’ Composer and Lyricist Marc Shaiman Buys $4.32M NoMad Loft

The five-time Academy Award-nominee and his new husband will be moving to this 3,000-square-foot co-op

Marc Shaiman's new NoMad digs.

Marc Shaiman’s new NoMad digs. Halstead

Broadway legend Marc Shaiman now has plenty of space to display his Grammy, Emmy and Tony Awards.

Shaiman, known for writing soundtracks to films including When Harry Met Sally…, A Few Good Men and Hairspray, to name just a few, and his husband, Lieutenant Commander Louis Mirabal, just bought a 3,000-square-foot NoMad co-op from John F. Connors III and Rachel Roberge.

Marc Shaiman and Louis Mirabal have a new 3,000-square-foot loft.

Marc Shaiman and Louis Mirabal have a new 3,000-square-foot loft. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Voices for the Voiceless

The Academy Award-nominated composer and lyricist (he’s also been involved with writing and musical directing of numerous Oscars ceremonies since 1990) paid $4.32 million for his new three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit at 38 West 26th Street, which is entered by way of a semi-private landing and is done with wide plank maple hardwood floors throughout.

There’s a 35-foot gallery, 11.5-foot ceilings in the great room and the open chef’s kitchen has Bianco Carrara marble countertops, a center island with a Viking industrial stove and a stainless overhead vent, according to a listing shared by Halstead Property brokers Michael V Capobianco and Robert Dowling—it’s not clear who had the listing at the time of the sale.

The master suite is equipped with en-suite bath with a double marble vanity and Bisazza Italian glass, a double shower, dressing area, and a custom fitted walk-in closet, and there’s a separate full laundry room in the apartment.

Spacious.

Spacious. Halstead

Shaiman and Mirabal married in March this year, at a ceremony in which Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, and Patti LuPone were in attendance—if you thought this couldn’t be more Broadway, you’re wrong, as Nathan Lane apparently read “Old Glory” during the ceremony. With all these prospective house guests, we suppose it’s a good thing that the listing promises the living space is “the perfect place to host a large party or sit-down dinner for 75!”

 

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