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Brian Crawley

 
Bio:
Brian Crawley is a playwright and screenwriter. He is at work on a commission for a play about jazz performer Valaida Snow, and a new musical DOWN THERE with composer Lewis Flinn. Recently he wrote the book and lyrics for A LITTLE PRINCESS (composer Andrew Lippa) which debuted at Theatreworks of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Brian Crawley is a playwright and screenwriter. He is at work on a commission for a play about jazz performer Valaida Snow, and a new musical DOWN THERE with composer Lewis Flinn. Recently he wrote the book and lyrics for A LITTLE PRINCESS (composer Andrew Lippa) which debuted at Theatreworks of ... (read complete bio)
 

Writing

Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist

Photos

 Brian Crawley, Jeanine Tesori and Leigh Silverman Photo

Brian Crawley, Jeanine Tesori and Leigh Silverman

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07/18/2013
Brian Crawley, Jeanine Tesori and Sutton Foster  Photo

Brian Crawley, Jeanine Tesori and Sutton Foster

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Date:
07/18/2013
Emerson Steele and Brian Crawley Photo

Emerson Steele and Brian Crawley

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Date:
07/18/2013
 
Writing
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist

Brian Crawley Biography

Brian Crawley is a playwright and screenwriter. He is at work on a commission for a play about jazz performer Valaida Snow, and a new musical DOWN THERE with composer Lewis Flinn. Recently he wrote the book and lyrics for A LITTLE PRINCESS (composer Andrew Lippa) which debuted at Theatreworks of Palo Alto in the summer of 2004. He also wrote the book and lyrics for VIOLET (composer Jeanine Tesori) which was mounted Off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons in 1997, then remounted in a concert version in 2003 to help inaugurate their new theater.

For the libretto of VIOLET, Brian won the Kleban Award. Prior to the Playwrights Horizons production, and on its behalf, VIOLET was given the Richard Rodgers Musical Production Award and an AT&T OnStage Award. Afterwards, besides a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, VIOLET received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical over all the year's Broadway offerings, as did Paula Vogel's play HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE; the first time two off-Broadway pieces took these top awards in the Drama Critic Circle's history.

Brian's plays have been developed or staged at Lincoln Center, New York Theater Workshop, and the Eugene O'Neill summer theater conference. He majored in Theater Studies at Yale and got an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Brian is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Brian Crawley Awards and Nominations

 
- 1997 - Most promising musical theatre librettist Gold Star
Brian Crawley
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Lyrics
Brian Crawley, Violet
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Musical Gold Star
Brian Crawley, Violet

Brian Crawley News

Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Aw Photo Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced further recipients for their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe’s Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

World Premiere of MR. CONFIDENTIAL & More Announced for Actors Theatre of Indiana 202 Photo World Premiere of MR. CONFIDENTIAL & More Announced for Actors Theatre of Indiana 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

 Actors Theatre of Indiana has announced the lineup for their 2022-2023 season. The season will begin September 9, 2022 and run through May 21, 2023. This season will make you shake with laughter and perhaps move you to tears. And you will have the unique opportunity to watch a world premiere!

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT Photo VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT
by Michael Major - Apr 7, 2022

On a new episode of Stephen Colbert's 'Dream Role Goals,' Sutton Foster revealed her musical theatre dream roles. Foster discusses which Broadway roles she'd like to take one, including parts in Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, and Funny Girl.

Winners of 2022 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater Announced Photo Winners of 2022 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

The winners of the 2022 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater were announced today by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Both musicals received Staged Reading Awards.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN, Hugh Jackman, and More on THE LATE SHOW Photo VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN, Hugh Jackman, and More on THE LATE SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster returned to The Late Show last night to share stories about working with her The Music Man co-star Hugh Jackman, and to give Stephen Colbert something special she made by hand in her dressing room.

TheatreSquared Unveils 2022/23 Season Photo TheatreSquared Unveils 2022/23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced the 2022-23 TheatreSquared Season. Season packages are on sale today, with packages starting at $105 available by phone at (479) 777-7477 or online.

12th STL Teen Talent Competition Finals Announce Winners
by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2022

On February 11th the fourteen finalists of the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition competed live on stage at the Fabulous Fox. Students vied for $50,000 in college scholarships, cash awards and special prizes.

Meet the Cast of THE MUSIC MAN; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of THE MUSIC MAN; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021

The Music Man officially begins previews tonight on Broadway! Meet the cast bringing the iconic musical back to the stage!

The Firehouse Theatre Announces 2022 Season Photo The Firehouse Theatre Announces 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2021

The Firehouse Theatre has¬†announced its ‚ÄúGreat Adventure 2022 Season‚ÄĚ. The season includes¬†Violet,¬†Anything Goes,¬†Big Fish: Small Cast,¬†The SpongeBob Musical,¬†Catch Me If You Can,¬†and¬†Disney‚Äôs Beauty and the Beast.¬†

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Photo VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2021

Sutton Foster appeared on Good Morning America this morning to talk The Musical Man with Hugh Jackman, her new book 'Hooked', and the finale of her hit TV series, Younger. Watch the interview now!

Brian Crawley Videos

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT
by Michael Major - Apr 7, 2022

On a new episode of Stephen Colbert's 'Dream Role Goals,' Sutton Foster revealed her musical theatre dream roles. Foster discusses which Broadway roles she'd like to take one, including parts in Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, and Funny Girl.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN, Hugh Jackman, and More on THE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN, Hugh Jackman, and More on THE LATE SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster returned to The Late Show last night to share stories about working with her The Music Man co-star Hugh Jackman, and to give Stephen Colbert something special she made by hand in her dressing room.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2021

Sutton Foster appeared on Good Morning America this morning to talk The Musical Man with Hugh Jackman, her new book 'Hooked', and the finale of her hit TV series, Younger. Watch the interview now!

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster in the Final Season of YOUNGER on Paramoun VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster in the Final Season of YOUNGER on Paramount Plus
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2021

From the prolific creator of 'Sex and the City' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210,' 'Younger' stars two-time Tony¬ģ¬†winner Sutton Foster,¬†Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis.

Broadway Rewind: Sutton Foster is On Her Way to Broadway in VIOLET! VideoBroadway Rewind: Sutton Foster is On Her Way to Broadway in VIOLET!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the Encores! Off-Center production of Violet. Violet, based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, has music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley.

VIDEO: Jasmine Sakyiama and Amanda Abbington Perform 'Soldier On' From A LITTLE PRINC VideoVIDEO: Jasmine Sakyiama and Amanda Abbington Perform 'Soldier On' From A LITTLE PRINCESS
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

Music Theatre International released a flashback video of the production of A Little Princess, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

VIDEO: Georgia Stitt Releases New Song 'STOP' Featuring Sutton Foster VideoVIDEO: Georgia Stitt Releases New Song 'STOP' Featuring Sutton Foster
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2020

Sutton Foster is featured on Georgia Stitt's new song, STOP, which has just been released from her album A Quiet Revolution. 

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Gives Boston Conservatory's Commencement Address VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Gives Boston Conservatory's Commencement Address
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2019

This past week, two-time Tony Award winner and Broadway's next Marian the Librarian, Sutton Foster, received an honorary doctorate of music from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and spoke at the school's commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2019. Check out the full video below!

VIDEO: First Look At Bay Area Musicals' VIOLET VideoVIDEO: First Look At Bay Area Musicals' VIOLET
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2019

Bay Area Musicals presents the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated. Featuring a folk/bluegrass/gospel-flavored score from Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; SHREK; FUN HOME) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A LITTLE PRINCESS), VIOLET has been astounding critics and audiences alike for over two decades.

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of VIOLET At Bay Area Musicals VideoVIDEO: Behind The Scenes of VIOLET At Bay Area Musicals
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019

Bay Area Musicals presents the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated.


Brian Crawley Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Brian Crawley written?
Brian Crawley has written 2 shows including Violet (Bookwriter), A Little Princess (Bookwriter/Lyricist).

What awards has Brian Crawley been nominated for?
Most promising musical theatre librettist () for Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Violet and Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Violet .

What awards has Brian Crawley won?
Most promising musical theatre librettist () for and Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Violet.