Ed Dixon is a character actor, playwright and composer. Dixon has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, including No, No, Nanette, King of Schnorrers, The Three Musketeers, Les Misérables (the show's 2nd and longest running Thenardier), Cyrano, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Iceman Cometh, The Best Man, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Sunday in the Park with George and Mary Poppins. In 1987 he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his performance in the musical Shylock, for which he wrote the book, music, and lyrics. Dixon is the author/composer of Fanny Hill, which debuted in New York at The York Theatre after being launched at Goodspeed Musicals. Fanny Hill was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards and one Drama-Logue Award. Dixon also wrote the musical Richard Cory with noted playwright A. R. Gurney. The musical won the Festival Prize and the Audience Award when it debuted at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. His latest work, Whodunit... The Musical, based on a Mary Roberts Rinehart mystery has gained critical acclaim in regional venues throughout the United States.