All inducted songs
The World is Waiting for the Sunrise
  • Year Inducted: 2003
  • Written In: 1918
Eugene Lockhart Lyricist
Ernest Seitz Composer
Bing Crosby
Duke Ellington
Mary Lou Fallis
Jackie Gleason
Benny Goodman
Ben Heppner
Spike Jones
Laurel and Hardy
Willie Nelson
Oscar Peterson
Les Paul and Mary Ford

An incredible child prodigy, Ernest Seitz, nicknamed “the boy wonder” by The Globe, wrote the basic tune of The World is Waiting for the Sunrise at the age of 12. Gene Lockhart, a 25-year-old actor who needed a co-writer for a Canadian travelling musical production, joined with Seitz in 1916 to write The World is Waiting for the Sunrise in slightly more than one day. One of Canada’s finest concert pianists for more than two decades, Seitz was the long-time principal of the Royal Conservatory of Music. In his lifetime, Lockhart played for the Toronto Argonauts, penned hit musicals, and was even nominated for an Academy Award in 1938 for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Algiers.

The World is Waiting for the Sunrise - performed by Measha Brueggergosman
"The World is Waiting for the Sunrise" was performed by Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman and pianist Doug Riley at the 2003 CSHF Induction Ceremony.
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