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Michael R. Jackson

Playwrights debut. Michael holds a BFA and MFA in playwriting and Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. As a songwriter, he has seen his work performed at NAMT, 24 Hour Musicals, Barrington Stage Company, Merkin Hall, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Triad, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, Metropolitan Room, Bruno Walter Library, and ACT in Seattle. He wrote book and lyrics for the musical Only Children with composer Rachel Peters, book and lyrics for the musical adaptation of the 2007 horror film Teeth with composer and co-bookwriter Anna Jacobs, and is currently writing book for the musical U.G.L.Y with composer-lyricist Darius Smith. He is an alum of the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony, the Ars Nova Uncharted Writers Group, and is a Sundance Theatre Institute Composer Fellow. He is 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, a 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award Winner, a 2017 ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award Winner, a 2016/2017 Dramatist Guild Fellow, the 2017 Williamstown Theatre Festival Playwright-In-Residence, and has commissions from Grove Entertainment & Barbara Whitman Productions and LCT3.