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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]

Productions

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

Writing

Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist

Photos

Craig Carnelia and Stephen Schwartz Photo

Craig Carnelia and Stephen Schwartz

From: 
Date:
04/21/2014
Andrew Lippa, Craig Carnelia, and Lari White Photo

Andrew Lippa, Craig Carnelia, and Lari White

From: 
Date:
10/17/2012
Andrew Lippa, Marilyn Maye, Lari White, and Craig Carnelia Photo

Andrew Lippa, Marilyn Maye, Lari White, and Craig Carnelia

From: 
Date:
10/17/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [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]

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Chicago, 2005]
Director

[Chicago, 2005]
Director

[Chicago, 2005]
Director

Writing
Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist

Craig Carnelia Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Craig Carnelia, Imaginary Friends
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Craig Carnelia, Sweet Smell of Success
 
- 1992 - Most promising musical theatre lyricist Gold Star
Craig Carnelia
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Craig Carnelia, Working

Craig Carnelia News

Photos: Karen Akers Returns To Birdland With WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE Photo Photos: Karen Akers Returns To Birdland With WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

On Monday, September 12, singer/actress Karen Akers returned to Birdland with “Water Under The Bridge,” which was musical directed by Alex Rybeck, with Tom Hubbard on bass. Check out photos here!

The Black Box to Present CHERRY HILL and Neil LaBute's WOYZECK in Rep Photo The Black Box to Present CHERRY HILL and Neil LaBute's WOYZECK in Rep
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

The Black Box, NJ's prime incubator for new and under-produced works by world-class artists, will kick off the 2022-23 Season with acclaimed playwright/filmmaker Neil LaBute's adaptation of Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck, 'in rep' with Cherry Hill by Matt Okin this October.

Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman & Peter Cincotti to Present THREE FRIENDS, ONE PIANO at B Photo Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman & Peter Cincotti to Present THREE FRIENDS, ONE PIANO at Birdland in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a special musical evening with three great musical talents Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman, and Peter Cincotti, in “Three Friends, One Piano” on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 PM.

Tony Winner Julie Halston to Present New Show DECLASSIFIED! at Birdland in October Photo Tony Winner Julie Halston to Present New Show DECLASSIFIED! at Birdland in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Julie Halston – the brilliant Tony Award-winning comedic actress – on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Halston returns to the Birdland stage – live and in person – after two-and-a-half years of global pandemic Zoom meetings and green screens.

Billy Martin to Perform Solo Show at The Black Box Photo Billy Martin to Perform Solo Show at The Black Box
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022

On Friday, September 9th, 2022 at 7:30PM, Medeski Martin & Wood's Billy Martin -- a long-time Bergen County resident -- will perform a solo set utilizing percussion instruments, found objects, voice, flutes, bird calls, and more at The Black Box Performing Arts Center.

Listen: GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM With Brightman, Alabado & M Photo Listen: GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM With Brightman, Alabado & More Now Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2022

Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium (Original Studio Cast Recording) – Deluxe Edition has been released by Ghostlight Records in streaming and digital formats. In addition to the all-star cast album, this new edition features karaoke tracks for highlights from the recording. Listen here!

Live At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce September 2022 Lineup Photo Live At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce September 2022 Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this September with a full slate of nightly performances!

Kate Shindle and Billy Stritch to Perform With Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf at Birdland Theat Photo Kate Shindle and Billy Stritch to Perform With Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf at Birdland Theater in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present the return of Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf – the acclaimed cellist celebrating her recent album Music of Broadway for Cello and Piano – on Monday, September 19 at 8:30 PM.

Birdland to Present MEL AND ELLA SWING! With Billy Stritch and Gabrielle Stravelli in Photo Birdland to Present MEL AND ELLA SWING! With Billy Stritch and Gabrielle Stravelli in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club will present a special evening with renowned pianist and singer Billy Stritch and award-winning jazz vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 PM.

Birdland Will Present The Return Of Karen Akers This September Photo Birdland Will Present The Return Of Karen Akers This September
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 12, 2022

Returning to Birdland after the sold-out debut of this show in April, Akers once again takes a look back at some of the songs that first brought her attention in cabaret as well as on Broadway, television, and recordings: works by Craig Carnelia, Maury Yeston, Edith Piaf, and Stephen Sondheim, among other treasures.

Craig Carnelia Videos

VIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance T VideoVIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance Theatre
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2021

Working: A Musical is now playing Under the Tent at Alliance Theatre, running through May 30, 2021.

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: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance T VideoVIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance Theatre
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2021

Working: A Musical is now playing Under the Tent at Alliance Theatre, running through May 30, 2021.

VIDEO: London Cast Recording of WORKING to Be Released Next Week VideoVIDEO: London Cast Recording of WORKING to Be Released Next Week
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2018

Ghostlight Records will release the Original London Cast Recording of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING on Friday, March 2. Watch below for a preview of the new show!

VIDEO: New Trailer Unveiled for European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2017

WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. The show has been adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, the creators of Godspell and Rags, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/14/16- SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2016

Today in 2002, Sweet Smell of Success opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 109 performances. Created by Marvin Hamlisch (music), Craig Carnelia (lyrics), and John Guare (book), the show is based on the 1957 movie of the same name. It tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named J. J. Hunsecker (based on famed New York columnist Walter Winchell) who uses his connections to ruin his sister's relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. The show starred John Lithgow as J.J. Hunsecker, and Brian d'Arcy James as Sidney Falcone.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/14/15- SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2015

Today in 2002, Sweet Smell of Success opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 109 performances. Created by Marvin Hamlisch (music), Craig Carnelia (lyrics), and John Guare (book), the show is based on the 1957 movie of the same name. It tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named J. J. Hunsecker (based on famed New York columnist Walter Winchell) who uses his connections to ruin his sister's relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. The show starred John Lithgow as J.J. Hunsecker, and Brian d'Arcy James as Sidney Falcone.

BWW TV: Broadway Composers Unite in Dramatists Guild's Fight Against Piracy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2014

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee just hosted their first-ever Anti-Piracy awareness event on Monday, April 21. During the event, established and up-and-coming musical theatre writers paired up to reach out to known sheet music pirates and ask them to take down the links to their sheet music. The day is intended to raise awareness about the problem of sheet music piracy and take steps against the digital distribution of stolen sheet music. BroadwayWorld goes inside the event and brings you interviews with the composers below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/14- SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2014

Today in 2002, Sweet Smell of Success opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 109 performances. Created by Marvin Hamlisch (music), Craig Carnelia (lyrics), and John Guare (book), the show is based on the 1957 movie of the same name. It tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named J. J. Hunsecker (based on famed New York columnist Walter Winchell) who uses his connections to ruin his sister's relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. The show starred John Lithgow as J.J. Hunsecker, and Brian d'Arcy James as Sidney Falcone.

BWW TV: Chita Rivera & More Honor Producer Marty Richards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2013

On April 8th, producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones gathered in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they were entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out highlights from inside the concert below!


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?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Imaginary Friends , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Sweet Smell of Success Most promising musical theatre lyricist () for and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Working .

What awards has Craig Carnelia won?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Imaginary Friendsand Most promising musical theatre lyricist () for .