Wendy Wasserstein

WENDY WASSERSTEIN received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for the Heidi Chronicles, directed by Daniel Sullivan, produced by Playwrights Horizons. Originally produced by Lincoln Center Theatre in 1992, The Sisters Rosensweig was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Play. Wasserstein's Off-Broadway plays include Uncommon Women and Others , Isn't it Romantic (produced by playwrights Horizons and directed by Gerry Guiterrez), and a musical Miami. Other notable productions are American Daughter, Old Money, Psyche in Love, and her most recent play Third which opened in 2005. Her screenplays include House of Husbands (with Christopher Durang), and The Object of My Affection (based on a novel by Stephen McCauley). She is the author of Bachelor Girls, a collection of essays. Ms. Wasserstein was hospitalized with Lymphoma in December of 2005, ultimately leading to her death in January of 2006. (As of November 2008)

Jack Feldman

Jack Feldman is an American Tony-award winning lyricist who has written songs for television, film, and Broadway. He has worked on many Disney movies ranging from Oliver & Company to The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, collaborating with Alan Menken on the songs for Newsies. He wrote the lyrics for Barry Manilow's Grammy Award–winning song "Copacabana" and recently won a Tony along with Alan Menken for the stage musical version of Newsies.

Bruce Sussman

Bruce Sussman is the co-author of well over 200 published and recorded songs written for dozens of artists, films, television programs and stage musicals. The majority of these projects were written with his collaborator of 40 years, Barry Manilow. For the stage, he co-authored the scores for Ted Tally's Coming Attractions (Outer Critics Circle Award, Pulitzer Prize nominee) and Wendy Wasserstein’s Miami, both produced Off-Broadway by Andre Bishop at Playwrights Horizons in New York. His songs have been featured in numerous stage revues including The Madwoman of Central Park WestTuxedos for Hire, and the long-running Off-Broadway and London productions of Whoop-DeeDoo! (Drama Desk Award, Obie Award). With Mr. Manilow, he wrote the song scores for the animated feature films The Pebble and the PenguinThumbelinaand Disney's Oliver And Co. He is particularly proud to have written a song with Mr. Manilow for the televised bicentennial celebration of the United States Constitution. The song, “Let Freedom Ring," was later performed at the televised Inaugural Gala for President Clinton. His songs have been featured in over two dozen feature films and have been recorded by an array of pop, jazz, country, and international artists, earning Grammy Awards and multiple Gold and Platinum records from around the world.