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Kaufman, George S.
George S. Kaufman (1889-1961) was born in Pittsburgh in 1889. During his early career as a reporter and drama critic (eventually he became drama editor of the New York Times), he began to write for the theatre. For 40 years, beginning in 1921 with ...
Kern, Jerome
Jerome Kern (1885-1945) composed his first complete show, THE RED PETTICOAT, in 1912. Between 1915 and 1919, he composed a series of intimate chamber musicals, mostly in collaboration with Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, known as the Princess Theatre ...
Kessler, Marc
MARC KESSLER is the co-creator of the long running off-Broadway hit musical ALTAR BOYZ, winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical 2005. For six years, Marc was a member of the tap dancing trio, the Manhattan Rhythm Kings. ...
Kimmel, Bruce
Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theater music on CD, having produced over one hundred and thirty albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for producing the revival cast album of HELLO, DOLLY! and his album with jazz ...
King, Stephen
Stephen was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes ...
Kleban, Edward
Edward Kleban (1939-1987) was the lyricist of A CHORUS LINE, for which he won the 1975 Tony, The Pulitzer Prize, The Drama Desk and Olivier Awards. Mr. Kleban's score for A CLASS ACT was nominated for the 2001 Tony and Drama Desk ...
Kline, Linda
Linda Kline received a 2001 Tony nomination for Best Book for a Musical for A CLASS ACT. Ms. Kline wrote the book for MY HEART IS IN THE EAST, produced by The Jewish Repertory Theatre, and for CUT THE RIBBONS, produced at Eighty Eight's (1992 MAC ...
Kopit, Arthur
When his award-winning first play, OH DAD, POOR DAD, MAMMA'S HUNG YOU IN THE CLOSET AND I'M FEELIN' SO SAD, appeared in New York in 1962, Kopit was hailed as the new wonder of America drama. One of the few American playwrights able to survive ...
Korie, Michael
Michael Korie was nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his lyrics to GREY GARDENS. He and composer Scott Frankel received The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award for their score. Also with Frankel, he wrote book ...
Krieger, Henry
Henry Krieger began composing for Off-Broadway while in his ‘20s, during which time he met lyricist Tom Eyen. Together they created the score for the landmark 1981 Broadway musical DREAMGIRLS, which received six Tony Awards. Mr. Krieger won a Tony ...

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Labey, Russell
Russell has directed WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds and in Edinburgh, Horsham and Kirkcaldy. Extracts from the production have been presented at the Royal Albert Hall and St. ...
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 ...
Landau, Tina
Tina Landau is a writer and director whose original work includes the play SPACE, which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago (Time Magazine 1997 Ten Best) and which was subsequently produced at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and the ...
Landon, Margaret
Margaret Landon was born Margaret Dorothea Mortenson in Somers, Wisconsin, on September 7, 1903. She was one of three daughters of A.D. and Adelle Mortenson, devout Methodists who soon moved to Evanston, Illinois. She graduated from Evanston Township ...
Lang, Maxyne B.
Maxyne B. Lang is President of Williamson Music and Williamson Music International, which are respectively the U.S. and global publishing divisions of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization (RHO). Lang began her music publishing career at the ...
Latouche, John Treville
John Treville Latouche (1914-1956) grew up in poverty in Richmond, VA and moved to New York City in 1932. He attended, on scholarship, first the Riverdale Country School and then Columbia University, where he wrote the book, lyrics and some of the music ...
Laurents, Arthur
Arthur Laurents (b. July 14, 1918) is the author of Home of the Brave, Time of the Cuckoo, A Clearing in the Woods, Invitation to a March, The Enclave Scream, Jolson Sings Again and The Radical Mystique. His musicals include WEST SIDE STORY, GYPSY, ...
Philip LaZebnik
Philip LaZebnik has numerous film and TV writing credits, both in Los Angeles and Europe.  His credits include the screenplays for the DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt and Disney’s animated features Pocahontas and Mulan. Since moving to ...
Lee, C. Y.
C.Y. Lee, born in Hunan, China, received a B.A. degree from Southwest Associated University, Kunming, China, and an M.F.A. with a major in playwriting from Yale University. Before his American education, Lee worked during World War II as Secretary to the ...
Legrand, Michel
Since 1965, when he received three Academy Award nominations for his score, adaptation and the song "I Will Wait For You" from THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, Michel Legrand has become one of the most important names in contemporary music. He has ...
Leiber & Stoller
Leiber and Stoller began their songwriting partnership in 1950 upon discovering that they had the same passion for Boogie Woogie and the Blues. If they had written no other song but Hound Dog, the names of Leiber and Stoller would still have been ...
Logan, Joshua
Joshua Logan (1908 - 1988) was born in Texarkana, Texas and was one of the foremost men of stage and screen - a director, writer, and producer whose list of hits is awe-inspiring. His stage directorial credits included ON BORROWED TIME, I MARRIED AN ...
Lopez, Robert
Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx created and wrote all the songs for the hit Broadway musical AVENUE Q, which won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical. Before it moved to Broadway, AVENUE Q enjoyed a sold-out run Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre, where it ...
Lucas, Craig
Craig Lucas’ plays include MISSING PERSONS, BLUE WINDOW, RECKLESS, GOD'S HEART , THE DYING GAUL, STRANGER, SMALL TRAGEDY, PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY and THE SINGING FOREST.  He wrote the musical play THREE POSTCARDS, music and lyrics by Craig ...
Lunden, Jeffrey
Jeffrey Lunden (Music) and Arthur Perlman (Book and Lyrics) have been working together since junior high school in Silver Spring, Maryland. Their award-winning adaptation of Arthur Kopit's WINGS was produced at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in New York ...