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March, Joseph Moncure
Joseph Moncure March wrote his daring, electrically charged poem "The Wild Party" in 1926, and saw it published two years later in a limited edition that became something of a success de scandal that was banned in Boston. The noted writer ...
Marion, George
George Marion, Jr., librettist and lyricist, had a career spanning the golden years of lighthearted musical comedies in Hollywood and on Broadway. During his Hollywood days, he began writing titles for silent films, winning an award at the first Oscar ...
Marx, Jeff
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 ...
Mathias, Alice Hammerstein
ALICE HAMMERSTEIN MATHIAS, a daughter of Oscar Hammerstein II, is the Hammerstein family representative to The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. The recipient of several ASCAP Awards, she is the lyricist and co-author of BABES IN TOYLAND, an adaptation ...
Mattioli, Louis
LOUIS MATTIOLI co-authored the book for Rodgers & Hammerstein's STATE FAIR with Tom Briggs (FANY nomination Best Book of a Musical; FANY Award Best Musical 1995-96 season; 2 Tony Award nominations). While attending the University of his native ...
McBroom, Amanda
Amanda McBroom's name first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler's version of her song "The Rose" hit number one all over the world in 1979. But it was Amanda's performance of her own song on the Golden Globes, Grammys ...
McGough, Roger
Roger McGough was nominated for a Tony Award for his lyrics to the Broadway musical WIND IN THE WILLOWS. One of England's most popular and prolific poets, McGough was awarded an O.B.E by Queen Elizabeth in 1997 and a C.B.E. in 2005. He has published 38 ...
Meehan, Thomas
Thomas Meehan won the 2003 Tony Award co-writing the book for HAIRSPRAY as well as the 2001 Tony Award for co-writing the book for THE PRODUCERS. He received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book of ANNIE, his first Broadway show, and has ...
Michener, James
James A. Michener (1907-1997) graduated from Swarthmore College and continued his studies at many institutions at home and abroad. His first book, Tales of the South Pacific, was published when he was forty. In the course of the next forty-five years Mr. ...
Miller, Roger
ROGER MILLER was born in Texas and grew up in Oklahoma. He made his first significant mark on the entertainment world as a songwriter of such hits as "Invitation To The Blues," "Billy Bayou," "In The Summertime (You Don't Want My ...
Miranda, Lin-Manuel
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His current musical, Hamilton - with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda, in addition to him originating the title role - ...
Molnar, Ferenc
Ferenc Molnar (1878-1952), Hungarian playwright and novelist, was born in Budapest. Several of his plays were presented on the New York City stage, and all were successes, including THE GUARDSMAN, LILLIOM, THE SWAN, THE GLASS SLIPPER and THE PLAY'S THE ...
Morris, John
John Morris (b. 1926) has had a long career of composing for film and television. He was nominated twice for an Academy Award for Mel Brooks’s Blazing Saddles (1975) and The Elephant Man (1981). Also for Brooks, Morris wrote scores to The ...
Moss, Jeffrey B.
Jeffrey B. Moss, director, directed the fabulous Eartha Kitt in the critically acclaimed LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL in Chicago and the premiere of John Nassivera's THE JAZZ CLUB for the Coconut Grove Playhouse. He also directed the New York ...
Murphy, Kevin
Kevin is the co-bookwriter and lyricist for REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL and was a producer of the show's long-running original 1999 Los Angeles production (five Ovation Awards, seven Garland Awards, eight LA Drama Critics Circle Awards), as well as ...
Murray, Peter
Peter Murray studied at St. Andrew's University and began his musical career as Assistant Conductor with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. After leaving, he was a conductor and musical director for theatre shows all over England for many years. In ...

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Nash, Ogden
(1902-1971) Unchallenged in his role as a leading American writer of humorous verse and one of the most quoted of contemporary poets, Nash was a prolific contributor to many periodicals, including The New Yorker. He collaborated with Kurt Weill on ...
Nelson, Richard
Richard Nelson's plays include CONVERSATIONS IN TUSCULUM, FRANK’S HOME, HOW SHAKESPEARE WON THE WEST, RODNEY'S WIFE, FRANNY'S WAY, MADAME MELVILLE, GOODNIGHT CHILDREN EVERYWHERE (Olivier Award Best Play), THE GENERAL FROM AMERICA, NEW ENGLAND, ...

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O'Hara, John
John O'Hara, American novelist and short story writer (1905-1970), was born into an Irish Catholic family in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He began to write fiction in 1927; his first novel, Appointment in Samarra (1934), won popular acclaim and established ...
O'Keefe, Laurence
LAURENCE O’KEEFE received 2007 Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his work on LEGALLY BLONDE. Larry won the Ed Kleban, ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons and Jonathan Larson Awards for his music and lyrics. Off-Broadway credits: BAT BOY: THE ...
Oakley, Annie
Phoebe Ann Mosey (often misspelled as Mozee or Moses) was born in a log cabin in Darke County, Ohio, in 1860. The true life character who inspired the musical ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, she fired her first shot at the age of eight and by age 12 was the chief ...
Odets, Clifford
Clifford Odets (1906-63) was born in Philadelphia and reared in New York City. In 1931 he was a founder of the Group Theatre in New York City. Most of his plays were produced by the Group Theatre, including WAITING FOR LEFTY (1935), a one-act play that ...
Oppenheimer, George
George Oppenheimer (1900-1981) was a drama critic for Newsday for twenty years, but also contributed to publishing, entertainment and gossip columns. He was co-founder of Viking Press, a MGM screenwriter, a playwright and author of several books. ...
Owen, Carmel
Carmel (in photo, right) met June Bingham (in photo, left) at an ASCAP workshop and began partnering on ASYLUM in the late 1990s, the beginning of a long journey and developmental process with York Theatre and the Women’s Project. At ...

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Pendleton, Austin
Austin Pendleton is a playwright, actor, director, and teacher of acting. His plays are Booth, Uncle Bob, and Orson's Shadow, all published, all produced in New York and around the country, and, in the case of Uncle Bob, internationally. As a director he ...