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(1887-1995) A Broadway actor, director, playwright and producer, George Abbott wrote and starred in his first comedy, PERFECTLY More

Maurice Abrahams (1883-1931) was an early 20th century composer, publisher and a charter member of ASCAP (1914), the American S More

Bernie Adler, turn-of-the-century composer, co-wrote "That Dying Rag" with Irving Berlin in 1911.  He also w More

Gary hails from the Detroit suburbs and attended the University of Michigan, where he studied Music Composition with William Bol More

Walter Afanasieff  (b. 1958) is a songwriter and producer, best known for his hit "Hero," co-written with Ma More

James Rufus Agee (1909-1955) is known as a novelist, screenwriter, journalist, poet and film critic. He was born in Knoxville, T More

Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959) was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, and educated at the University of North Dakota and Stanford Uni More

Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1857-1934) used F. Anstey for his stage signature. His best known plays were A TINTED VENUS which was use More


BEN BAGLEY (1933-1998), was one of the true innovators of American Musical Theatre in the second half of the 20th century. Born More

KARIN BAKER has performed with the Pacific Ballet, on The Carol Burnett Show, and, most notably, on Broadway, where her dancing More

The Baking Committee was originally formed from a group of MA Musical Theatre students from Guildford School of Acting. They wer More

Marshall Barer, the legendary and yet somehow obscure lyricist, was born in 1923 in Astoria, Queens. While enjoying a successful More

Author, journalist and editor Mary Ellin Barrett was born and raised in New York City. The oldest of three daughters of Irving B More

Neil is the composer and lyricist of Broadway’s The Story of My Life (four Drama Desk Award nominations) written with book wri More

Willard Beckham is the author and director of Lucky Guy the Musical, which made its New York debut in May 2011 at the Little Shu More

Hunter Bell earned an OBIE Award, a Drama League nomination, and a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical for the Broadway m More

NELL BENJAMIN received 2007 Tony and Drama Desk nominations for her work on LEGALLY BLONDE. She is the author of PIRATES!, an ad More

In a career spanning more than five decades, Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981) arranged more than 300 Broadway musical scores; More

With a life that spanned more than 100 years and a catalogue that boasted over 1000 songs, Irving Berlin epitomized Jerome Kern' More

A funny thing happened to June Bingham (in photo, left) on her way from majoring in playwriting at Barnard in 1940 to having her More

Georges Bizet (1838-75) was born Alexandre Cesar Leopold Bizet in Bougival near Paris, and trained at the Paris Conservatoire un More

Don Black started out as a stand-up comedian and blames himself entirely for the death of Variety.  He made his West End debut More

SUSAN BLACKWELL is on a mission to free people's creativity and self-expression. She champions this cause as a performer, writer More

Paul Blake has served as Executive Producer of the St. Louis Muny since 1990; with 11,350 seats, the Muny is America's largest t More

Larry Blank is one of the most prolific and sought after composers, conductors, and orchestrators in the entertainment business More

Marc Blitzstein (1905-64) was born in Philadelphia and appeared as a pianist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of 15. H More

WALTER BOBBIE (Director) directed the New York productions of Bright Star, Venus in Fur, The Landing, Golden Age, School for Lie More

MICHAEL J. BOBBITT (SDC, DGA) Playwright, Director, Choreographer, Arts Leader In addition to Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds More

Jonathan’s first play, THREADS, premiered at New York City's famed Circle Repertory Company. TO CULEBRA and THE WHORE More

Jeff Bowen wrote the music and lyrics for and starred in the Broadway musical [title of show] (OBIE Award). Additionally, he h More

Bertolt Brecht was born in Augsburg, Germany on February 10, 1898, and died in Berlin on August 14, 1956. He grew to maturity as More

Director of The R&H Theater Library (precursor to R&H Theatricals) for over a dozen years, Tom began his love affair wit More

Michele Brourman is the winner of the Johnny Mercer Award for "Emerging American Songwriters." A frequent performer in More

Jason Robert Brown is the composer and lyricist of Parade, The Last Five Years, 13, Songs for a New World, Honeymoon In Vegas ( More

Jake Brunger (Book and Lyrics) and Pippa Cleary (Music and Lyrics) are a London-based musical theatre writing duo described by T More

John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop (Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins), theatre (Liza Minnelli, Pa More


Ann Hampton Callaway has written over 200 songs for television, Broadway and some of the top performers in pop and jazz today. S More

Frank Capra (1897-1991), an American film director and producer, noted for his sophisticated comedies, was born in Palermo, Ital More

Bill Castellino directed and choreographed the world premieres of THE SINGING WEATHERMAN (starring Ron Holgate) by Jim McGinn, K More

When Harry Chapin performed his songs, he created the very essence of theatre: he told stories that bound his audience into a co More

Ted Chapin was chosen by the Rodgers and Hammerstein families to run their office. He expanded it into the Rodgers & Hammers More

Born in New York in 1934, Martin Charnin has had a long career in musical theater, from his early days as a performer to his l More

Jake Brunger (book and lyrics) and Pippa Cleary (music and lyrics) met at Bristol University, where they were studying Drama and More

Jake Brunger (book and lyrics) and Pippa Cleary (music and lyrics) met at Bristol University, where they were studying Drama and More

Lawrence D. Cohen's first feature script was his adaptation of Stephen King’s debut novel, Carrie (1976). His screenplay for t More

Michael Cohen, born in New York City, has a diverse and expansive career as a composer. His many compositions include works for More

A member of ASCAP, John Cornelius’ output includes musicals, operas, chamber works, orchestral works, and song cycles.  Havin More

The Lindsay and Crouse partnership stands today as the longest collaboration of any writers in theatrical history, lasting for 3 More

Father Bob Curtis grew up as pageboy in Congress, from age 12 to 17. He attended Dartmouth and later entered the Air Force as a More


Ken Davenport is a Broadway producer whose credits include Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), The Play That Goes Wrong, Deaf West More

Jim Davis was born near Fairmount, Indiana and attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Jim decided he wanted to be a More

Kingsley Day is active in the Chicago area as a composer-lyricist, playwright, musical director/pianist, and performer. SUMMER S More

Although Agnes de Mille seemed destined to perform on Broadway, since her paternal grandfather, father, and uncle, Cecil B. de M More

Kevin is an acclaimed actor, writer, and director in New York City. He is a two-time Emmy Award-winning writer of the PBS show P More

Composer, author, publisher. Born New York, NY, January 27, 1895; died Los Angeles, CA, July 11, 1950. Education: University of More

Joe DiPietro has won two Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award and 3 Outer Critics Circle Awards. Broadway:  Nice Work If You Can Get More


(April 8, 1933–September 11, 2004) Lyricist and bookwriter for the theatre: FLORA; THE RED MENACE; CABARET; THE HAPP More

Thomas Stearns (T. S.) Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 26, 1888. He was educated at Harvard, at the Sorbonne More

Duke Ellington (1899-1974), a composer, conductor, and pianist, was one of the most respected figures in the history of jazz, an More


(1914-1994) John Fearnley served as casting director from 1945 to 1955 for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, where he wo More

Creator, sole writer, and executive producer of the worldwide hit series “Downton Abbey,” which has received 59 Emmy Award n More

(1887-1968) Edna Ferber was an American novelist and playwright whose camera-like regional descriptions and vigorous portraiture More

The brother and sister team of Herbert and Dorothy Fields was part of a vibrant New York theatrical family that also included th More

The brother and sister team of Herbert and Dorothy Fields was part of a vibrant New York theatrical family that also included th More

JOSEPH FIELDS (1895-1966) was the son of actor, producer and theatre owner Lew Fields (who launched Rodgers & Hart's profess More

HARVEY FIERSTEIN won two Tony Awards for Torch Song Trilogy (Best Play, Best Actor).  He has also written the Tony-winning hit, More

Richard Foreman collaborated with Stanley Silverman on the musical DR. SELAVY'S MAGIC THEATRE and on the Obie-award winning ELEP More

John wrote the music and lyrics for HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD, one of the most performed shows in the country.  He founded th More

Clive Francis is not only a writer but also an actor and successful caricaturist having designed and compiled a number of books More

SCOTT FRANKEL is a musical theatre composer whose most recent work, WAR PAINT (starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole), en More

Obie Award-winner and first American director invited to direct at the Globe Theatre, London, England. Regarded nationally for p More

Thrilled to be a part of the R & H family - playwright, composer, and lyricist, Mark Friedman fell in love with musicals at More

After performing in nearly one hundred plays and musicals, Tracy turned her attention to staging and choreography. Her choreogra More

B.A. music and drama, Yale University. Alumnus Tamiment Playhouse, last of the Borscht Belt boot camps for revue writers, lyrici More

Ms. Futterman is the librettist of YOURS, ANNE, a musical based on Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, as well as I AM ANNE FRANK More


Composer, playwright and pianist Andrew Gerle won the Kleban Award for outstanding librettist for his show GLORYANA, which also More

Ira Gershwin, the first songwriter to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize (along with librettists George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind f More

William Schwenck Gilbert was born in the Strand, London, on November 18, 1836. After earning a B.A. from the University of Londo More

Benjamin Glazer (1888 - 1956) won two Oscars for his screenplays SEVENTH HEAVEN and ARISE MY LOVE. One of the founders of the Ac More

Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, PSG moved to NYC in 1984. He wrote the book, music, and lyrics for Bright Lights Big City, More

Frances Goodrich (1891-1984) was born in Belleville, NJ and started in the theatre as an actress, making her debut with Ruth Cha More

Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956 in Oceanside, NY) studied piano, composition and acting, at Carnegie Mellon University. After moving t More

In 1981, Michael won two Academy Awards for the movie Fame; one for Best Original Score, and a second for Best Song with lyricis More

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1879 he joined the staff of the Bank of England, becoming secret More

Adam Guettel (Music, Lyrics) is a composer/lyricist living in New York City. His most recent musical, The Light In The Piazza (c More

ADAM GWON is a rising musical theater writer named one of "50 to Watch" by The Dramatist magazine. He won the 2008 Fred Ebb Awar More


Erik Haagensen's theatrical career encompasses the roles of playwright, lyricist, and director. His stage musicals include O. HE More

(1900-1995) Mr. Hackett made his New York stage debut as an actor as a little girl in Lottie, the Poor Saleslady in 1906. He app More

Michael Halberstam (Artistic Director) is the co-founder of Writers Theatre a theatre company dedicated to the world and the a More

James Hammerstein (1931-1999) director and producer, co-produced the currently long-running international Off-Broadway musical, More

William Hammerstein (1918-2001) was born in New York City, first in the fourth generation of a family prominent in the American More

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City. His father, William, was a theatre manager and for many years d More

Kevin wrote book and lyrics for When Midnight Strikes (cast recording available on iTunes) and Brenda Bly: Teen Detective (publi More

Christopher Hampton's plays, musicals and translations have garnered four Tony Awards, Two Olivier Awards, four Evening Standard More

Born April 30, 1924 and raised in Chicago, Sheldon Harnick began studying the violin while in grammar school. After serving in t More

Charles Hart was born in London and educated in Maidenhead and Cambridge. He has written words for musicals, (THE PHANTOM OF THE More

Lorenz Hart was born in New York City on May 2, 1895, the oldest of two sons of Frieda and Max Hart.  Hart graduated from C More

(1904-1961) Moss Hart began his career as a playwright, director and producer in 1930 when, with George S. Kaufman, he wrote ONC More

William Hauptman was born in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and the Yale School of Drama. His plays More

Tom Hendry is a Canadian whose collaborations with Stanley Silverman began at the Stratford (Ontario) Festival, where for some t More

Brian was associate director of the national tours of Sunset Boulevard and The Sound of Music, resident director of the Broadw More

Chad Hodge is the co-creator, showrunner and executive producer of TNT's drama “Good Behavior,” which recently returned for More

Dave Holstein is currently the writer/creator of Showtime’s 2018 dramedy series KIDDING, starring Jim Carrey and Catherine Kee More

Paul Hough has collaborated as a stage director on the three LaZebnick and Kingsley Day BYRNE, BABY, BYRNE Chicago events, on th More

Bill Howe is a native of Dallas. He moved to California in its golden days to graduate from LA High School, and UCLA in tim More

Quiara Alegría Hudes is a playwright, professor of writing and theater at Wesleyan University, and native of West Philly, U.S.A More

(James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902-67) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and educated at Lincoln University (Pennsylvania). He wor More

David Henry Hwang’s stage works includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and More


JOE ICONIS is a musical theater writer and a fixture on the New York cabaret scene. He has been nominated for two Drama Desk Aw More

Jane Iredale was nominated for a Tony Award for the book to the Broadway musical WIND IN THE WILLOWS. She was the co-producer an More

Dougal is a multi-award winning composer, lyricist and writer. He trained in playwriting at the Royal Court. Credits as Bookwrit More

Washington Irving (1783-1859) was born on April 30, 1783, in New York City. He began to contribute satirical essays and sketches More

David Ives was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play for Venus In Fur, which has been produced all over the country and the w More


Howard Jacques co-wrote the book for TOP HAT at the Aldwych Theatre which was nominated for seven Laurence Olivier Awards winnin More

Born in 1929, Ray Jessel hails from Cardiff, where he received his music degree from the University of Wales. He won a scholarsh More

Donald has been music director and/or arranger on more than a dozen Broadway shows, including Tony award winners 42ND STREET and More

Scott Joplin (1868-1917), American composer and pianist, is one of the most important developers of ragtime music. Born in Texar More


Marta Kauffman (b.1956) is best known for co-creating and executive producing the Emmy Award-winning series Friends.&n More

George S. Kaufman (1889-1961) was born in Pittsburgh in 1889. During his early career as a reporter and drama critic (event More

Jerome Kern (1885-1945) composed his first complete show, THE RED PETTICOAT, in 1912. Between 1915 and 1919, he composed a serie More

MARC KESSLER is the co-creator of the long running off-Broadway hit musical ALTAR BOYZ, winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award More

Bruce Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit, The First Nudie Musical (available on a Special Edition Blu-ray) More

Stephen was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professi More

Edward Kleban (1939-1987) was the lyricist of A CHORUS LINE, for which he won the 1975 Tony, The Pulitzer Prize, The Drama De More

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 I More

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 More

MICHAEL KORIE is the lyricist of the Broadway musical War Paint,  starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, and is the re More

Henry Krieger began composing for Off-Broadway while in his ‘20s, during which time he met lyricist Tom Eyen. Together the More


Russell has directed WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds and More

Michael John LaChiusa is a five-time TONY Award nominated Composer, Lyricist and Librettist for his Broadway productions of The More

Tina Landau is a writer and director whose original work includes the play SPACE, which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chic More

Margaret Landon was born Margaret Dorothea Mortenson in Somers, Wisconsin, on September 7, 1903. She was one of three daughters More

Maxyne B. Lang is President of Williamson Music and Williamson Music International, which are respectively the U.S. and global More

John Treville Latouche (1914-1956) grew up in poverty in Richmond, VA and moved to New York City in 1932. He attended, on schola More

Arthur Laurents (b. July 14, 1918) is the author of Home of the Brave, Time of the Cuckoo, A Clearing in the Woods, Invitat More

Philip LaZebnik has numerous film, stage, and TV writing credits, both in Los Angeles and Europe.  His credits include the scre More

C.Y. Lee, born in Hunan, China, received a B.A. degree from Southwest Associated University, Kunming, China, and an M.F.A. with More

Since 1965, when he received three Academy Award nominations for his score, adaptation and the song "I Will Wait For You&qu More

Leiber and Stoller began their songwriting partnership in 1950 upon discovering that they had the same passion for Boogie Woogie More

The Lindsay and Crouse partnership stands today as the longest collaboration of any writers in theatrical history, lasting for 3 More

Joshua Logan (1908 - 1988) was born in Texarkana, Texas and was one of the foremost men of stage and screen - a director, writer More

Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx created and wrote all the songs for the hit Broadway musical AVENUE Q, which won the 2004 Tony Award More

Craig Lucas’ plays include Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, The Dying Gaul, Small Tragedy, Prayer For My Enemy, The S More

ARTHUR PERLMAN (Book and Lyrics) and JEFFREY LUNDEN (Music/Orchestrations) are authors of the award-winning adaptation of Arthur More


Joseph Moncure March wrote his daring, electrically charged poem "The Wild Party" in 1926, and saw it published t More

George Marion, Jr., librettist and lyricist, had a career spanning the golden years of lighthearted musical comedies in Hollywoo More

Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx created and wrote all the songs for the hit Broadway musical AVENUE Q, which won the 2004 Tony Award More

ALICE HAMMERSTEIN MATHIAS, a daughter of Oscar Hammerstein II, is the Hammerstein family representative to The Rodgers & Hammers More

LOUIS MATTIOLI co-authored the book for Rodgers & Hammerstein's STATE FAIR with Tom Briggs (FANY nomination Best Book of a M More

AMANDA MC BROOM has been called "...the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and More

Roger McGough was nominated for a Tony Award for his lyrics to the Broadway musical WIND IN THE WILLOWS. One of England's most p More

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 f More

James A. Michener (1907-1997) graduated from Swarthmore College and continued his studies at many institutions at home and abroa More

Charles has become a highly regarded composer over the last decade. He has composed a number of musicals, many in collaboration More

ROGER MILLER was born in Texas and grew up in Oklahoma. He made his first significant mark on the entertainment world as a songw More

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient More

Ferenc Molnar (1878-1952), Hungarian playwright and novelist, was born in Budapest. Several of his plays were presented on the N More

John Morris (b. 1926) has had a long career of composing for film and television. He was nominated twice for an Academy Award fo More

Jeffrey B. Moss, director, directed the fabulous Eartha Kitt in the critically acclaimed LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL i More

Kevin is the co-bookwriter and lyricist for REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL and was a producer of the show's long-running original More

Peter Murray studied at St. Andrew's University and began his musical career as Assistant Conductor with the D'Oyly Carte Opera More


(1902-1971) Unchallenged in his role as a leading American writer of humorous verse and one of the most quoted of contemporary p More



John O'Hara, American novelist and short story writer (1905-1970), was born into an Irish Catholic family in Pottsville, Pennsyl More

LAURENCE O’KEEFE received 2007 Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his work on LEGALLY BLONDE. Larry won the Ed Kleban, A More

Phoebe Ann Mosey (often misspelled as Mozee or Moses) was born in a log cabin in Darke County, Ohio, in 1860. The true life char More

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 More

George Oppenheimer (1900-1981) was a drama critic for Newsday for twenty years, but also contributed to publishing, entertainmen More

Carmel (in photo, right) met June Bingham (in photo, left) at an ASCAP workshop and began partnering on ASYLUM in More


B.A. Yale University, 1961; studied acting in NY with Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen and Robert Lewis. Apprenticed at Williamstown T More

(1904-1979) S. J. Perelman, humorist, was best known for his New Yorker spoofs. With his wife he wrote two plays for Broadway, A More

ARTHUR PERLMAN (Book and Lyrics) and JEFFREY LUNDEN (Music/Orchestrations) are authors of the award-winning adaptation of Arthur More

William Perry was nominated for two Tony Awards for the score and lyrics to the Broadway musical WIND IN THE WILLOWS. He has wri More

Born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Yale University, Dean Pitchford performed off- and on-Broadway (Godspell; Pippin) b More

Bruce Pomahac was Musical Director and (with Hugh Martin) co-vocal arranger for Broadway's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. He orchestrated More

Cole Porter was born in Peru, Indiana on June 9, 1891. He was the only surviving child of Samuel Fenwhick Porter, a druggist, an More

Dory Previn Shannon's career has included works as a lyricist, composer, novelist, non-fiction author, playwright and recording More

On Broadway, Lonny directed Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard, Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and 110 More

Director Daisy Prince’s previous work includes direction of both original productions of Jason Robert Brown’s THE LA More

HAROLD PRINCE directed the original productions of She Loves Me, It’s a Bird…Superman, Cabaret, Zorba, Company, Follies, A L More



One of the creators of Sesame Street and its first musical director, he wrote music for such diverse talents as Kermit the Frog, More

Carl Reiner was born in New York, NY in 1922 and has had success as an actor, writer, director and producer. As an actor he has More

Elmer Rice (1892-1967) was born in New York City, and educated in law at New York University. He began his career as a playwrigh More

Composer Claibe (Claiborne) Richardson was born in Lufkin, Texas on November 10th, 1929 and educated at Louisiana State Universi More

Lynn Riggs was the author of GREEN GROW THE LILACS, originally produced by the Theatre Guild in 1931 and later used by Richard R More

Trude Rittmann's more than 50 Broadway credits as a Choral and Dance Arranger include THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE KING AND I, SOUTH More

Jimmy Roberts composed the music for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, second longest-running Off Broadway musical in N More

Dorothy Rodgers, wife of the composer Richard Rodgers, was herself a writer and inventor. Born in New York City on May 4, 1909 a More

Linda Rodgers wrote her first musical composition for piano "at age five-and-something." Later, she wrote the music an More

MARY RODGERS (1931-2014). An accomplished author, screenwriter and composer, Mary Rodgers' earliest professional credits includ More

Richard Rodgers' contributions to the musical theatre of his day was extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of More

After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (composer) and Oscar Hammerstein II (libre More

Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and Lorenz Hart (1895-1943) wrote their first shows together when both were still students attending More

Morrie Ryskind, the librettist of LOUISIANA PURCHASE, was born in New York City in 1895 and graduated from the Columbia Universi More


Craig Safan has been composing music for movies and musical theatre since he was fourteen years old. At Brandeis University, Cra More

Mark Saltzman began his career in New York with Jim Henson writing for the Muppets. His “Sesame Street”  sketches and songs More

Tim was raised in Wiltshire and trained at the East-15 School after graduating with a History 2:1 from Winchester University. As More

Josh Schmidt - As Composer/Co-Author – OFF BROADWAY: A Minister’s Wife(Lincoln Center), ADD1NG MACH1N3 (Minetta Lane), Wh More

Josh Schmidt is the award-winning composer of ADD1NG MACH1N3 (Lucille Lortel Award - Best Musical; Outer Critic’s Circle Award More

Alan Schmuckler is a musical theater artist whose work includes writing, performing and music directing.  In addition to work f More

Stephen Schwartz was born in New York City on March 6, 1948. He studied piano and composition at the Juilliard School of Music w More

Don Sebesky is one of the most talented and respected composer-arrangers in music today. His sensitivity and versatility have en More

Lisa Diana Shapiro (writer/actor) is book and lyric writer of Samantha Spade, Ace Detective (music by Georgia Stitt) and Princes More

Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955) was born in New Rochelle, New York and educated at Harvard University. He was an editor (1919-28) More

Max Showalter, the composer/lyricist of TOUCH OF THE CHILD, was born in Caldwell, Kansas and worked at the Pasadena Playhouse, w More

Mr. Silverman has won Obie, Drama Desk, Naumberg and Koussevitsky Foundation Awards. He was twice commissioned by the Chamber Mu More

Glenn Slater co-created Disney’s worldwide smash Tangled (2011 Grammy Winner, 2010 Oscar and Golden Globe nominee), as well a More

Native New Yorker Leida Snow has collaborated on songs with composers like Ron Dante, Stephen Schwartz, and Ralph Schuckett, and More

Tom Snow has been making music, recording albums and writing hits for himself and other artists—on record, on radio, in the Un More

STEPHEN SONDHEIM wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night (1954), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), An More

Hans Spialek was one of the most prolific orchestrators in the 1930s and 1940s, orchestrating twelve Rodgers & Hart mus More

JOSEPH STEIN (Book, 1912 – 2010) won the Tony Award and Drama Critics Circle Award for Fiddler on the Roof.  His other musica More

John Steinbeck (1902-68) was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, and educated at Stanford University. As a youth, More

Though Jim began in the theatre, he is best known as a songwriter/producer whose records have sold more than 96 million copies.& More

Gerald Sternbach is one of Los Angeles’ foremost musical directors, now starting his sixth season as musical director of R More

After 40 years in show business, composer, songwriter, and entertainer Richard Stilgoe inspires great affection. His own generat More

GEORGIA STITT makes her living as a composer, lyricist, musical director, conductor, arranger, and pianist. Her debut album, “ More

PETER STONE (1930-2003) was the first writer to win the Tony, the Oscar and the Emmy. With 15 Broadway productions to his credit More

Susan Stroman directed and choreographed THE PRODUCERS, winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards including Best Direction a More

Charles Strouse is one of America's most successful musical theatre composers.  His first Broadway musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE (196 More

As composer, Dan won an Emmy Award for the movie version of Reefer Madness.  For the original stage show, he received multiple More

is Managing Director of the 16th Street Theater in Berwyn, Illinois. He has worked in the marketing department of the Tony Award More

William Schwenck Gilbert was born in the Strand, London, on November 18, 1836. After earning a B.A. from the University of Londo More


Raised in the green mountains of Vermont, Shaina Taub is a New York-based songwriter and performer.She has the won the Jonathan More


Samuel Taylor (1912-2000) wrote the Broadway plays THE HAPPY TIME, based on the book of the same name by Robert Fontaine, SABRIN More

Marlo Thomas is an award-winning actress, author and activist whose body of work continues to impact American entertainment and More

Jay Thompson co-wrote the book for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and wrote the book, music and lyrics for the opera THE BIBLE SALESM More

Julian F. Thompson (1888 - 1939) was Treasurer of McKeeson and Robbins and wrote plays as a hobby. His most successful was The W More

Thomas composed the music for NARNIA, based on C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, which has played in The City More

Multi-award-winning composer and film maker, Benjamin Till, was born and raised in the Midlands. He studied music at the Univers More

JOE TRACZ is the author of the Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominee The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (with More

Jan Tranen wrote the lyrics for A Minister’s Wife (Writers Theatre Chicago, Joseph Jefferson Award, Lincoln Center Theatre More

Mark Twain, pseudonym of SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS (1835-1910), was born November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. In 1862 he beca More



Janet Yates Vogt has been a writer, composer and lyricist all of her life. She credits her career today to her familys support, More


Don Walker worked on more than 110 Broadway musicals, providing orchestrations for the scores of such shows as CAROUSEL, FIDDLER More

Michael is an award-winningcomposer/lyricist, writer and musician who The New York Times hailed as "a skilledsongwriter" and The More

Peter Walker is a native New Yorker known to Broadway audiences through FOLLIES, DEAR WORLD, DRACULA, WHERE'S CHARLEY, INTO THE More

As a writer, Bob and his brother Jim, are proud to have three shows licensed with The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization: MID- More

Jim Walton has written with his brother, Bob, since 1991 when they wrote and performed in, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, originally a B More

David Wechter co‐wrote and co‐directed the Disney cult film, Midnight Madness, and wrote and directed the film, The More

Kurt Weill was born on 2 March 1900 in Dessau, Germany. The son of a cantor, Weill displayed musical talent early on: by the tim More

MICHAEL WEINER co-wrote music and lyrics for the Broadway musical First Date, which ran at the Longacre Theatre in New York star More

SCOTT WENTWORTH is an actor, director and writer whose work has been celebrated across the United States and Canada. He has star More

Matthew's writing credits include TOP HAT (R&H) which enjoyed a successful West End run at the Adelphi Theatre, toured Brita More

Austin Winsberg is the book writer of the Broadway musical First Date, which enjoyed a sold out run at Seattle’s 5th Ave/ACT T More

George C. Wolfe directed CAROLINE, OR CHANGE (nominated for six 2004 Tony nominations, including Best Musical and Best Direction More



SHERMAN YELLEN was nominated for a Tony Award for his book for the musical THE ROTHSCHILDS with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and mu More


Alan Zachary co-wrote songs for Broadway’s romantic comedy musical FIRST DATE, which opened last year at the Longacre Theatre More

David Zippel is a lyricist and director. His lyrics have won him the Tony Award, two Academy Award nominations, two Grammy Award More