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Andrew Lippa

Also Credited As: Andrew E. Lippa
 
Bio:
ANDREW LIPPA wrote the music and lyrics for Big Fish, book by John August, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, which recently played the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway. His oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk (words and music), was premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and the recording, ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: December 22, 1964 (57)

Bio:
ANDREW LIPPA wrote the music and lyrics for Big Fish, book by John August, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, which recently played the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway. His oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk (words and music), was premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and the recording, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
World Premiere Production, 2016
Governor John Winthrop/Harvey Milk
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Alternate for Ted Dykstra (Understudy)

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Book, Music, and Lyrics
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Music
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Vocal Music Arranger
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Composer
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
Composer
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Associate Conductor
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Keyboards
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Keyboards

Writing

Songs
Words and Music
Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter
Composer
Composer
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Composer

Photos

Andrew Lippa and Jerry Mitchell Photo

Andrew Lippa and Jerry Mitchell

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Date:
11/11/2021
Sean Patrick Flahaven, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Rachel Routh, Andrew Lippa Photo

Sean Patrick Flahaven, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Rachel Routh, Andrew Lippa

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Date:
11/05/2019
Jason Alexander, Sean Patrick Flahaven, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Betty Buckley, Photo

Jason Alexander, Sean Patrick Flahaven, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Betty Buckley, Andrew Lippa

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Date:
11/05/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
World Premiere Production, 2016
Governor John Winthrop/Harvey Milk

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Alternate for Ted Dykstra (Understudy)

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Book, Music, and Lyrics

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Music

[Broadway, 2013]
Vocal Music Arranger

Composer

[Broadway, 2010]
Composer

Vocal Music Arranger

[Broadway, 2007]
Composer

[Broadway, 1999]
Music Arranger

Musical Supervisor

Composer

[Broadway, 1995]
Associate Conductor

[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Keyboards

[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Keyboards

Writing
Songs
Words and Music
Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter
Composer
Composer
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Composer

Andrew Lippa Biography

ANDREW LIPPA wrote the music and lyrics for Big Fish, book by John August, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, which recently played the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway. His oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk (words and music), was premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and the recording, released in October, 2013, reached number 2 on the iTunes Classical Chart. I Am Harvey Milk will be seen at LA’s Disney Hall in July and in NYC this fall at a venue soon to be announced. He wrote he Tony-nominated music and lyrics for the Broadway musical The Addams Family, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), which opened in April of 2010 and starred Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth. Mr. Lippa wrote the music for the Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin’s (The Social Network, A Few Good Men) The Addams Familynew play The Farnsworth Invention directed by Des McAnuff. Asphalt Beach (music and lyrics) was premiered at Northwestern University by the American Music Theatre Project in October, 2006. The Wild Party (book/music/lyrics) was given its world premiere in 2000 at the Manhattan Theater Club in New York City. The Wild Party won the Outer Critics Circle Award for best Off-Broadway musical of the season and Mr. Lippa won the 2000 Drama Desk Award for best music. 2004 saw the premiere of A Little Princess (book and lyrics by Brian Crawley) at Theatreworks in Palo Alto, CA. In 1999 he contributed three new songs to the Broadway version of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (including “My New Philosophy” for Tony-Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth) and created all new arrangements. He wrote the music and co-wrote the book (with Tom Greenwald) for john & jen, which premiered in New York City in 1995 at The Lamb’s Theater.

The Wild PartyMr. Lippa is proud to have been music director for Kristin Chenoweth since 1999 for many of her concerts. He conducted/played her sold-out shows at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC in 2007, at Carnegie Hall in 2004, and at the Donmar Warehouse in London in 2002. He has conducted the San Francisco, Chicago, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras for Ms.. Chenoweth, among others. Additionally, A Little Princesshe is an accomplished singer having been heard in many venues in New York and, in 2005, as a guest artist at the Adelaide Cabaret Convention in Adelaide, Australia.Recordings include Julia Murney’s CD I’m Not Waiting (producer, 3 songs), The Wild Party (RCA Victor) which he also produced, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (RCA Victor) which earned him a Grammy Award nomination, The Addams Family (Decca Broadway), A Little Princess (Sh-k-boom), and john & jen (Fynsworth Alley) which he associate produced. Jazz phenom Peter Cincotti recorded the song “Raise The Roof” on his CD titled On The Moon (Phil Ramone, producer). In addition, Mr. Lippa produced the original cast recording of Bat Boy for RCA Victor and his singing voice can be heard on The Sondheim Album on Fynsworth Alley and If I Sing on PS Classics. Vocal selections from The Addams Family, A Little Princess, The Wild Party and john & jen are published by Hal Leonard. Hal Leonard also released The Andrew Lippa Song Book in Winter, 2013.

john & jen / You're a Good Man, Charlie BrownAwards include a Tony and Grammy nomination, sharing in an Emmy for the Nickelodeon TV series The Wonder Pets, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theater Foundation Award, ASCAP’s Richard Rodgers/New Horizons Award, The Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle and second place for the Alice B. Deucey Award for all-around outstanding fifth-grader (lost to Cynthia Fink). Memberships include ASCAP, Actor’s Equity and the American Federation of Musicians. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Lippa serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild. He was born in Leeds, England but grew up in suburban Detroit.

Andrew Lippa Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Music
Andrew Lippa, Big Fish
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Lyrics
Andrew Lippa, The Addams Family
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Music
Andrew Lippa, The Addams Family
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Lyric Gold Star
Andrew Lippa, The Wild Party (Manhattan Theatre Club)
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Andrew Lippa, The Wild Party (Manhattan Theatre Club)
 
Richard Rodgers Award - 1999 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award Gold Star
Andrew Lippa

Andrew Lippa News

AIN'T TOO PROUD Comes to The Fabulous Fox Next Month Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD Comes to The Fabulous Fox Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

The Fabulous Fox Theatre and the producers of the Broadway smash hit musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS have announced  full casting for the First National Tour coming to St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre September 20 – October 2.

Teal Wicks Joins DUETS: The Concert Series Volume 8 At Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Teal Wicks Joins DUETS: The Concert Series Volume 8 At Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

Teal Wicks will join the cast of DUETS: The Concert Series Volume 8 at 54 Below on August 19th, 9:30pm.

Sierra Boggess Will Appear Live in Concert at 'Christmas At The Cadogan Hall' in Dece Photo Sierra Boggess Will Appear Live in Concert at 'Christmas At The Cadogan Hall' in December
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022

Olivier Award nominated Broadway and West End star SIERRA BOGGESS will appear live in concert in 'Christmas At The Cadogan Hall' on Sunday 11 December 2022 at 2.30pm and 6.30pm.

Reynaldo Piniella and Pierre Marais Announced as Abingdon Theatre Company Artists in  Photo Reynaldo Piniella and Pierre Marais Announced as Abingdon Theatre Company Artists in Residence
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced two new Artists in Residence for their upcoming 30th Season beginning in the fall. Reynaldo Piniella and Pierre Marais are set to be the next participants in the Carolyn Halpert Artist in Residence Program, which began in 2017.

The MAC PLAYERS at the Middletown Arts Center to Hold Auditions for THE ADDAMS FAMILY Photo The MAC PLAYERS at the Middletown Arts Center to Hold Auditions for THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

The MAC PLAYERS at the Middletown Arts Center will hold auditions for its production of The Adams Family on Monday, August 8, 6-9 p.m. The creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky family comes to life in this macabre musical with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa to Lead New York Premiere of Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael Photo Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa to Lead New York Premiere of Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael John LaChiusa's LOS OTROS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

The New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant), will star Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa.

TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres Photo TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced its 52nd season, featuring six plays and musicals to be presented November 2022 through August 2023. Three of the season's productions will be mounted at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, and three will be staged at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. Subscriptions are now available; single tickets will be available in the coming months at TheatreWorks.org.

Christy Altomare, Isabelle McCalla & More Will Sing The Music of Joriah Kwamé at 54  Photo Christy Altomare, Isabelle McCalla & More Will Sing The Music of Joriah Kwamé at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Joriah Kwamé: [Black Boy Joy]ful Noise on August 5, 2022, at 9:30pm.

Anna DeNoia and Joshua Villa to Present OPEN, STAY at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month Photo Anna DeNoia and Joshua Villa to Present OPEN, STAY at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Open, Stay on Friday, July 22nd at 9:30pm— a new work by the composing duo currently making waves on Tiktok, Anna DeNoia and Joshua Villa.

Kate Baldwin and Heidi Kettenring to be Featured in the SIDDONS AT SEVENTY SOIREE Thi Photo Kate Baldwin and Heidi Kettenring to be Featured in the SIDDONS AT SEVENTY SOIREE This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2022

The Sarah Siddons Society is celebrating its seventieth anniversary with the Siddons at Seventy Soirée, featuring special performances by past award honorees Kate Baldwin and Heidi Kettenring on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Davenport’s.

Andrew Lippa Videos

VIDEO: A FAMÍLIA ADDAMS vem Ao Brasil No Próximo Mês VideoVIDEO: A FAMÍLIA ADDAMS vem Ao Brasil No Próximo Mês
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2022

A família que cativou o coração de milhares de espectadores no Brasil e no mundo está de volta! Depois de uma pausa por conta da pandemia, a T4F abre novamente o palco do Teatro Renault para receber os personagens excêntricos, assustadores, acolhedores e engraçados que encantam gerações. A nova montagem do musical estreia dia 10 de março, em São Paulo.

VIDEO: Rachel Tucker & Guy Retallack Talk JOHN & JEN on Backstage with Richard Ridge VideoVIDEO: Rachel Tucker & Guy Retallack Talk JOHN & JEN on Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 15, 2022

Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews weekly. Below, watch as he chats with husband and wife, Rachel Tucker and Guy Retallack.

VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for THE ADDAMS FAMILY UK & Ireland Tour VideoVIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for THE ADDAMS FAMILY UK & Ireland Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2021

A new trailer of the cast of the UK and Ireland tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A Musical Comedy has been released! The tour opened at Theatre Royal Nottingham on 5 November 2021 and continues to tour through to June 2022.

VIDEO: English National Opera Creates TIGER KING TikTok Opera VideoVIDEO: English National Opera Creates TIGER KING TikTok Opera
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2021

Ahead of the launch of Tiger King 2, the English National Opera has partnered with Netflix to produce 'Tiger King 2: The TikTopera', the world's first operatic reimagining of Tiger King, brought to the digital stage by the show's biggest fans via their TikTok channels.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2021

The production stars Joanne Clifton as Morticia Addams, Cameron Blakely as Gomez Addams, Scott Paige as Uncle Fester, Kingsley Morton as Wednesday Addams, Grant McIntyre as Pugsley Addams, Valda Aviks as Grandma, Sean Kingsley as Mal Beineke, Kara Lane as Alice Beineke, Ahmed Hamad as Lucas Beineke and Dickon Gough and Ryan Bennett sharing the role of Lurch.

VIDEO: First Look at Stages Theatre Company's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN VideoVIDEO: First Look at Stages Theatre Company's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2021

Tickets are $14 for children ages 2-17; $16 for adults; and $14 for seniors, ages 60+. Advanced ticket reservation required. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!

VIDEO: First Look at THE WILD PARTY, Premiering in Israel This Month VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE WILD PARTY, Premiering in Israel This Month
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2021

THE WILD PARTY - The Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle award winning musical, by Andrew Lippa will premiere in Israel with a special production  from June 16th through 21st. The production will be produced by Sivan Sheli Yakovich and Tal Marcello Zamir.

VIDEO: Derrick Cobey Talks KISS ME, KATE & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT VideoVIDEO: Derrick Cobey Talks KISS ME, KATE & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2021

Adrienne shared a lot of laughs as she heard stories from Derrick Cobey's Broadway journey! In this episode, we talk about Derrick's frustrating journey with agents, his Broadway premiere in The Scottsboro Boys and his love of regional theatre. 

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer For A TIME TO SING: An Evening with Renée Fleming and Vanessa VideoVIDEO: Watch a Trailer For A TIME TO SING: An Evening with Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2020

Featuring two of America's most celebrated vocalists, Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams, the concert launched the innovative On Stage at the Opera House series, designed to safely bring back live performing arts to the National Cultural Center.

VIDEO: The Kennedy Center Sets the Stage For A TIME TO SING: An Evening with Renée F VideoVIDEO: The Kennedy Center Sets the Stage For A TIME TO SING: An Evening with Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2020

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the first performance in front of a live audience on one of the Center's famed stages in more than six months.


Andrew Lippa Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Andrew Lippa written?
Andrew Lippa has written 11 shows including You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Composer), john and jen (Composer), john & jen (Bookwriter), The Wild Party (Bookwriter), Chef's Theater: A Musical Feast (Songs), A Little Princess (Composer), Jerry Christmas (Composer/Lyricist), Asphalt Beach (Composer/Lyricist), The Addams Family (Composer), Big Fish (Composer), I Am Anne Hutchinson - I Am Harvey Milk (Words and Music).

What awards has Andrew Lippa been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Big Fish , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Addams Family , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Addams Family , Outstanding Lyric (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wild Party (Manhattan Theatre Club) Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wild Party (Manhattan Theatre Club) and Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award) .

What awards has Andrew Lippa won?
Outstanding Lyric (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wild Party (Manhattan Theatre Club) Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wild Party (Manhattan Theatre Club)and Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award).