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Craig Carnelia STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1987
Bill

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1987
Bill

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1960
Matt [The Boy] [Replacement]

Craig Carnelia Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Chicago, 2005]
Director
 
[Chicago, 2005]
Director
 
[Chicago, 2005]
Director

Writing

Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist

Craig Carnelia Awards and Nominations


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Lyrics

Craig Carnelia, Imaginary Friends

Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Craig Carnelia, Sweet Smell of Success


winner
- 1992 - Most promising musical theatre lyricist

Craig Carnelia

Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Craig Carnelia, Working

Craig Carnelia News


THE LIGHTNING THIEF to Have London Premiere at The Other Palace

Bill Kenwright Ltd and Paul Taylor-Mills will present the London Premiere of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical adapted from Rick Riordan's 2005 best-selling book series at The Other Palace this Autumn.
Jeanine Tesori and Bess Wohl Join Dramatists Guild Council

Jeanine Tesori and Bess Wohl have joined The Dramatists Guild Council, the leadership team of the Guild.
Adam Guettel and Craig Carnelia Will Teach Vocal Performance Masterclass

Adam Guettel, a 2024 Tony nominee for Days of Wine and Roses, and Craig Carnelia are teaching a masterclass in vocal performance at Adam's home studio in Manhattan. Spots for singers have filled up, but tickets for auditors are available.
Photos: Singer/Actress Karen Akers Returns to Birdland

Birdland was thrilled to once again present singer/actress Karen Akers at the iconic club on Monday, May 27.
Natalie Douglas to Present A JUNETEENTH JUBILEE �" THE WOMEN at Birdland

Award-winning vocalist Natalie Douglas will perform her third annual Juneteenth concert, 'A Juneteenth Jubilee – The Women,' at Birdland. Learn more about the performance and see how to purchase tickets.
Review: A... MY NAME IS STILL ALICE Brings Back the 90s at Front Porch Theatricals

It's the best episode of 90s SNL that you never saw.
Birdland Jazz Presents The Return Of Karen Akers In WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE This Month

Acclaimed vocalist and actress, Karen Akers, returns to Birdland with her popular show, WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE, on May 27.
Industry Lab Presentation of THE LAST FIVE YEARS Will Take Place This May

After Core Theatre Group's heralded February 2024 production of Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown's, The Last Five Years, they will present an Actors Equity Developmental Lab of their production May 7th through 10th at 2 pm at the Theatre at St. Clement's Main Stage for invited industry guests.
Spotlight: WORKING at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron launches Working a musical adaptation of the Best-Selling Studs Terkel book about American Workers. Working paints a vivid portrait of the workers that the world so often takes for granted: the school teacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few.
BWW Q&A: Maelyn Jarmon on THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group

Maelyn Jarmon (Season 16 winner of “The Voice”) and Clay Singer (National Tour of The Band’s Visit) will star in three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group, directed by Jessica McRoberts, with music direction by Paul Peglar. THE LAST FIVE YEARS will play Thursday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 25th, at The Drowned Lands (252 State School Road, Warwick, NY).
THE SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE VOL. 1 Comes To Debonair Music Hall In Teaneck

Black Box Studios and Liberty Arts Theatre presents THE SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE VOL. 1, a new recurring event featuring area bands and artists, which will premiere on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 at 7:30PM at  Debonair Music Hall.
BWW Q&A: Clay Singer of THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group

Maelyn Jarmon (Season 16 winner of “The Voice”) and Clay Singer (National Tour of The Band’s Visit) will star in three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group, directed by Jessica McRoberts, with music direction by Paul Peglar.
Open Mic Night Returns To Debonair Music Hall In Teaneck This Month

Black Box Studios and Liberty Arts Theatre presents their monthly OPEN MIC NIGHT for music, comedy, and more on Thursday, February 15th, 7:30PM at Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road between Walraven and State Street in Teaneck, NJ 07666. 
Review: AN EVENING WITH ARI AXELROD Presents a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man at Birdland

If you were asked to describe yourself in 14 songs, what would they be? That is the challenge that singer Ari Axelrod set for himself in his show which opened at Birdland last night entitled simply enough, AN EVENING WITH ARI AXELROD. What emerged from that question is a portrait of an artist who is intelligent, sensitive, somewhat anxious, and remarkably contemplative for someone just on the cusp of 30.
Join Black Box Studios and Liberty Arts for Open Mic Night at Debonair Music Hall

Join Black Box Studios and Liberty Arts for an exciting OPEN MIC NIGHT at Debonair Music Hall in Teaneck on January 25th. Enjoy music, comedy, and more!
WORKING Comes to Creative Cauldron in February

 In February, Creative Cauldron will mount a production of Working, a musical based on the Studs Terkel Book: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. Learn more about the production here!
Video: Matt Farnsworth On His Vocal Coaching Philosophy & More

Ahead of the finale of BroadwayWorld's Next on Stage, Richard Ridge sat down to chat with esteemed vocal coach Matt Farnsworth - who has worked with the winners of the last four seasons of Next on Stage as part of their prize.
Edward Albee's THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE to be Presented Next Week at Black Box Studios

An exclusive staged reading will take place for Edward Albee's THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE at Black Box Studios. See details!
First Stage to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical This February

Get ready for a thrilling theatrical ride when First Stage opens THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical on February 3, 2024 at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater.
Black Box PAC to Present 1980's THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE

In association with The Estate of Edward Albee, Black Box PAC will present 1980's THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE.

Craig Carnelia FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Craig Carnelia written?

Craig Carnelia has written 6 shows including Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief (Lyricist), Working (Composer), Is there life after high school? (Composer/Lyricist), Three Postcards (Composer/Lyricist), Sweet Smell of Success (Lyricist), Imaginary Friends (Lyricist).

What awards has Craig Carnelia been nominated for?

Craig Carnelia has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for "Imaginary Friends," Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Sweet Smell of Success," Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist for "Working," and another nomination for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Working."

What awards has Craig Carnelia won?

Craig Carnelia has won the Outstanding Lyrics award at the Drama Desk Awards for "Imaginary Friends" and the Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist award.

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