Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn. When he was two years old, his father left the family and he took his mother's maiden name Edna. He learned to play the piano and became the pianist and arranger for Bette Midler. Together they had their first successes with stage shows in night clubs in New York. He also produced Bette Midler's first album in 1972.
The success with Bette Midler ensured that he was able to release his first solo album in 1973. In 1974 he had his first world hit with the song "Mandy" and probably his greatest success to date. With this song began his worldwide career as one of the most successful singers in show business. Within five years he sold 23 million records. In 1984 he performed ten nights at the sold out Radio City Music Hall in New York and played with all the greats of jazz music at the time. Today he is one of the most booked entertainers in Las Vegas.
Barry Manilow can only be booked for private functions.