Ken Hirsch is an award winning, internationally known songwriter. As a youngster he studied at The Juilliard School of Music and graduated from Queens College, NY with a major in music. He was Bette Midler’s original musical director and accompanist for her first three appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson which launched her career.
Ken is the co-writer of the hits "I've Never Been To Me" for Charlene, "Two Less Lonely People In The World" for Air Supply, "No One In The World" for Anita Baker, and "If I Could" for several artists including Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Celine Dion and Regina Belle.
He has co-written with some of the world’s most renowned lyricists including Hal David, Gerry Goffin, Paul Williams, Doc Pomus, Howie Greenfield and Ron Miller and his songs have also been recorded by numerous other artists including Grammy award winners Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, Harry Connick Jr., Dolly Parton, B.B. King, and Placido Domingo.
His songs have been featured in several motion pictures including "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", "Bowfinger" and "Shrek the Third".