David Lindsay-Abaire Biography

Gender: Male

David Lindsay-Abaire was most recently nominated for two Tony Awards for his work on Shrek The Musical: Best Book of a Musical and Best Score (with composer Jeanine Tesori). Prior to that he was awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. His other shows include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David's screen adaptation of Rabbit Hole is scheduled for release this month. It stars Nicole Kidman and is directed by John Cameron Mitchell. David is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the WGA and the Dramatists Guild Council.

David Lindsay-Abaire Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Play
David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Play
David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Book of a Musical
David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical
 
- 2008 - Most promising musical theatre lyricist
David Lindsay-Abaire
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek the Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Lyrics
David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek the Musical
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2007 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Play
David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play
David Lindsay-AbaireWonder of the World
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
David Lindsay-Abaire, Fuddy Meers

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