DOUG WRIGHT received the Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, a GLAAD Media Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama League Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for I Am My Own Wife, which premiered at Playwrights Horizons in 2003. For Grey Gardens, he was nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Book of a Musical. In 1995, Doug won an Obie Award for his play Quills. His screen adaptation was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review and nominated for three Academy Awards. Plays include The Stonewater Rapture, Interrogating the Nude, Watbanaland and Unwrap Your Candy. For career achievement, Doug was cited by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and awarded the Tolerance Prize from the Kulturforum Europa. Currently, he serves on the board of the New York Theatre Workshop and the Dramatists Guild Council. (As of November 2006)
SCOTT FRANKEL was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his work on Grey Gardens, which ran at Playwrights Horizons before transferring to Broadway in 2006. He has also written the music for Finding Neverland (UK premiere, 2012), Happiness (Lincoln Center Theatre commission), Doll (Ravinia Festival, Richard Rodgers Award) and Meet Mister Future, all with lyricist Michael Korie. Frankel is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and the Frederick Loewe Award. He was the 2011-2012 Frances and William Schuman Fellow at The MacDowell Colony and a graduate of Yale University. (As of May 2013)
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Grey Gardens (Playwrights Horizons, Broadway, OCC Award); Finding Neverland (Curve Theatre, England); The Grapes of Wrath (Minnesota Opera, Carnegie Hall, L.A. Walt Disney Concert Hall), Harvey Milk (San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, NYCO); Doctor Zhivago (Lyric Theatre, Sydney, upcoming NY); Happiness (LCT); Doll (Ravinia Festival, Chicago); Hopper's Wife (Long Beach California Opera); Kabbalah (BAM Next Wave Festival); Where's Dick? (Houston). This is his fifth collaboration with Scott Frankel. Korie serves on the council of The Dramatist Guild Fellows Program and teaches lyric writing at Yale. Awards include the Edward Kleban Award, Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (As of May 2013).
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Please welcome another first-class clairvoyant to the swelling ranks of those who dazzle by channeling dead celebrities on the stage and screen. Ms. Ebersole's performance is one of the most gorgeous ever to grace a musical.—Ben Brantley, New York Times