Co-lyricist, Miss Saigon

BROADWAY: Conceived and directed two Tony Award winning musicals: Ain’t Misbehavin’(1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards — also Tony Award for Best Director); Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards); as well as Ring of Fire, (2006). With composer David Shire: director/lyricist: Baby (1983, seven Tony nominations); lyricist: Big (1996, Tony nomination: Best Score). With Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, co-lyricist: Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award, London 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991); co-lyricist: The Pirate Queen (2007). Director: The Story of My Life (2009). Director/co-lyricist: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song & Dance (1986 Tony Award for star, Bernadette Peters.).  OFF-BROADWAY: director/lyricist Starting Here, Starting Now (1977, Grammy nomination) and Closer Than Ever, (1989, two Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Musical, Best Score; also Off-Broadway Alliance Award, Best Musical Revival 2013; and London Jermyn Street Theatre 2014,), both written with composer David Shire. Director: Just Jim Dale, Roundabout Theatre 2014, also Vaudeville Theatre, London 2015. REGIONAL: Lyricist/conceiver, Take Flight (Menier Chocolate Factory, London 2010; McCarter Theatre 2012); book and lyrics, Waterfall, Pasadena Playhouse and Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre (2015). Director, MASK (2008, Pasadena Playhouse); director, The 60’s Project (2006, Goodspeed). CURRENTLY: Lyricist, new musical Sousatzka, March 2017 in Toronto. FILM: Screenplay, Miss Potter, (2007: Christopher Award, best screenplay.). Contributes cryptic crossword puzzles to Harpers Magazine.