Mitch Leigh (born Irwin Michnick; January 30, 1928 – March 16, 2014) was an American musical theatre composer and theatrical producer best known for the musical Man of La Mancha.
He also composed the jingle: “Nobody Doesn’t Like Sara Lee”. He established Music Makers, Inc., in 1957 as a radio and television commercial production house and is its creative director.
Leigh won a Tony Award for composing the music for Man Of La Mancha. He was also nominated for a Tony Award as the director of the revival of The King and I.
He received the Contemporary Classics Award from the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame for “The Impossible Dream.”
The Impossible Dream-Man of La Mancha