MARK O'DONNELL's Book received the 2003 Tony Award for Hairspray. Plays include That's It, Folks!; Fables for Friends; The Nice and the Nasty (all at Playwrights Horizons); Strangers on Earth; Vertigo Park; and the book and lyrics for the musical Tots in Tinseltown. He collaborated with Bill Irwin on an adaptation of Moliere's Scapin and co-authored a translation of Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear, both for the Roundabout. For MTC he translated Jean Claude Carriere's La Terrasse. His books include Elementary Education and Vertigo Park and Other Tall Tales, as well as two novels, Getting Over Homer and Let Nothing You Dismay (both in Vintage paperback). His humor has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic and Spy, among others. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lecomte du Nuoy Prize and the George S. Kaufman Award.
Bio as of June, 2007.
Capable of provoking both big laughs and chuckles, with a barely hidden row of satric spikes underneath.—Village Voice