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LaChiusa, Michael John

Michael John LaChiusa is a five-time TONY Award nominated Composer, Lyricist and Librettist for his Broadway productions of The Wild Party, Marie Christine and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. LaChiusa's acclaimed off-Broadway musicals have been seen at The Public Theater and Lincoln Center in NY and include Giant, Queen of the Mist, See What I Wanna See, First Lady Suite, Bernarda Alba, Hello Again, Little Fish, and Four Short Operas: Break, Agnes, Eulogy For Mr. Hamm, Lucky Nurse. This season, his new musical First Daughter Suite will premiere at The Public Theater in NY Fall 2015 and his musical Rain will premiere at the Old Globe in San Diego Spring 2016. LaChiusa has been commissioned by Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival among others and has penned Lovers & Friends: The Chautauqua Variations for CLO and Send (who are you, I love you) written for Audra McDonald at HGO. LaChiusa's revues of his own work include la..la...LaChiusa (Joe's Pub), Hotel C'est l'Amour (Blank Theatre), and most recently Heartbreak Country: Michael John LaChiusa's Stories of America (Jazz at Lincoln Center). LaChiusa's awards include an Obie, Gillman Gonzalez-Falla, Kleban Foundation, Dramatists Guild, and 2008 & 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards. LaChiusa teaches at NYU and Columbia University. He is a resident of New York City.

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      In 1999, MARIE CHRISTINE opened on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. It retold the myth of Medea through Chicago and New Orleans of the 1890's. MARIE CHRISTINE was the last Broadway musical to open during the 20th Century. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Score.
      The birthday of Michael John LaChiusa, the writer and composer of musicals including BERNARDA ALBA, THE WILD PARTY, and MARIE CRISTINE.
      In 2000 Michael John LaChiusa's musical THE WILD PARTY premiered at Broadway's Virginia Theatre where it ran for 68 performances and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book, Score, Actor, and Actress.
      In 2006 BERNARDA ALBA, Michael John LaChiusa's musical based on Lorca's classic play, closed after a limited and award-winning run at Lincoln Center Theater.
      In 2006, BERNARDA ALBA, Michael John LaChiusa's musical based on Lorca's classic play, opened for a limited and award-winning run at the Lincoln Center Theater.
      In 2000, MARIE CHRISTINE, a retelling of the Medea myth, closed on Broadway after 42 performances and five Tony nominations.