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Craig Lucas

 
Date Of Birth:
April 30, 1951 (71)
Bio:
Plays include Missing Persons, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, Small Tragedy, The Singing Forest, Ode To Joy, I Was Most Alive With You. Screenplays include Longtime Companion (Sundance Audience Award), The Secret Lives of Dentists (NY Film Critics ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 30, 1951 (71)

Bio:
Plays include Missing Persons, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, Small Tragedy, The Singing Forest, Ode To Joy, I Was Most Alive With You. Screenplays include Longtime Companion (Sundance Audience Award), The Secret Lives of Dentists (NY Film Critics ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1982
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Member of The Company
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Male Singer
Max Jacobs (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Ensemble
Mark Smeaton (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Nathan [Replacement]
Confederate Sniper
Ensemble
Henry (Understudy)
Nathan (Understudy)

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Book[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Book
 
[Paris, 2014]
Book
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Adaptation
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Book
Book
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Craig Lucas Movies

Longtime Companion
 
[1989]
writer
Prelude to a Kiss
 
[1992]
writer
Reckless
 
[1995]
writer
The Secret Lives of Dentists
 
[2002]
writer
The Dying Gaul
 
[2005]
director

Craig Lucas Biography

Plays include Missing Persons, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, Small Tragedy, The Singing Forest, Ode To Joy, I Was Most Alive With You. Screenplays include Longtime Companion (Sundance Audience Award), The Secret Lives of Dentists (NY Film Critics Best Screenplay Award), Reckless, Blue Window, The Dying Gaul. Libretti include The Light in the Piazza, Two Boys, Orpheus in Love, 3 Postcards, An American in Paris, Amélie, Sousatzka. He directed the world premiere of The Light in the Piazza, Harry Kondoleon’s plays Saved Or Destroyed and Play Yourself, and the films The Dying Gaul and Birds of America. He received the Excellence in Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the Laura Pels/PEN Mid-career Award, the Greenfield Prize, LAMBDA Literary Award, Hull-Warriner Award, Flora Roberts Award, Steinberg/ACTA Best Play Award among others. He has three Tony nominations and three Obie Awards.

Craig Lucas Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Book of a Musical
Craig LucasParadise Square
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Craig Lucas, An American in Paris
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Book of a Musical
Craig Lucas, An American in Paris
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Book of a Musical
Craig Lucas, The Light in the Piazza
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Play
Craig Lucas, Missing Persons
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Play
Craig Lucas, Missing Persons
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1991 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Craig Lucas, Prelude to a Kiss
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding New Play
Craig Lucas, Prelude to a Kiss
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Play
Craig Lucas, Prelude to a Kiss
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Play
Craig Lucas, Prelude to a Kiss
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding New Play
Craig Lucas, Reckless

Craig Lucas News

Eric Bogosian's 1 +1 to Premiere Off-Broadway at SoHo Playhouse This Winter Photo Eric Bogosian's 1 +1 to Premiere Off-Broadway at SoHo Playhouse This Winter
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2023

Eric Bogosian’s 1 +1, a new play, will have its off-Broadway premiere at SoHo Playhouse. Performances begin February 23 and run through March 19. Opening night is set for February 27.

VANITIES‚Ä"THE MUSICAL to be Presented by The York Theatre Company at The Theatre at  Photo VANITIES‚Ä"THE MUSICAL to be Presented by The York Theatre Company at The Theatre at St. Jean's This Spring
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

The York Theatre Company, in association with¬†Riki Kane Larimer, will present a revised version of¬†Vanities‚ÄĒThe Musical. See performance dates, how to purchase tickets and more!

Submissions Now Open for Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2023 Photo Submissions Now Open for Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2023

Red Bull Theater is now accepting submissions for their ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL. Six brand new 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes inspired by this year‚Äôs theme: ‚ÄúForbidden Love‚ÄĚ will be selected through an open submission process.

Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James to Lead DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES World Premiere Music Photo Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James to Lead DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES World Premiere Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2023

Atlantic Theater Company will present the world premiere musical Days of Wine and Roses, adapted from the 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay. See who is starring the production, performance dates, and how to purchase tickets!

It Takes Two Productions to Present MARRY ME A LITTLE This Month Photo It Takes Two Productions to Present MARRY ME A LITTLE This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 15, 2023

It Takes Two Productions will present 'Marry Me a Little' - The Australian premiere of Sondheim's Off-Broadway review. This two-person show is a collection of often unheard Sondheim songs. Traditionally performed by a male and female cast, the company has brought new life to this 1980's review through the modern lens of a queer male cast.

Eric Bogosian's 1+1 Comes to SoHo Playhouse Next Month Photo Eric Bogosian's 1+1 Comes to SoHo Playhouse Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2023

The Black Box and SoHo Playhouse present the Off-Broadway premiere of Eric Bogosian's 1+1. Shows run from February 23 through March 19 at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, NY, NY 10013) with tickets on sale at SoHoPlayhouse.com

THE VILLAGE! A DISCO DAYDREAM to Return to Dixon Place For Monthlong Run in February Photo THE VILLAGE! A DISCO DAYDREAM to Return to Dixon Place For Monthlong Run in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2023

The Village! A Disco Daydream will return to Dixon Place next month after sold-out premiere run last fall. The encore engagement will be performed for four weekends staring on Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 PM and running through Friday, February 24.

Mia Barron, Camila Canó-Flaviá & More to Star in Keith Bunin's THE COAST STARLIGHT  Photo Mia Barron, Camila Canó-Flaviá & More to Star in Keith Bunin's THE COAST STARLIGHT at Lincoln Center Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2023

Lincoln Center Theater will present THE COAST STARLIGHT, a new play by Keith Bunin, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, beginning previews Thursday, February 16. See who is starring in the cast, how to purchase tickets, and more.

Listen: PARADISE SQUARE Composer Shares Cast Album Tracks Amid the Show's Legal Battl Photo Listen: PARADISE SQUARE Composer Shares Cast Album Tracks Amid the Show's Legal Battles
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2023

The Broadway musical Paradise Square had announced that it would be releasing an original Broadway cast recording this past summer. Amid the delayed release of the cast album, Paradise Square's composer Jason Howland released 13 tracks on his Instagram.

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

Craig Lucas Videos

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ Videoplay
VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

VIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE

by BWW Staff - Oct 15, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'I'd Be A Soldier' from Paradise Square -which begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For The Barn Theatre's MARRY ME A LITTLE Starring Rob Houche Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For The Barn Theatre's MARRY ME A LITTLE Starring Rob Houchen and Celinde Schoenmaker

by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2020

The Barn Theatre have released the official trailer for their upcoming revival production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little starring Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera).

VIDEO: Rob Houchen and Celinde Schoenmaker Perform 'All Things Bright and Beautiful ( Videoplay
VIDEO: Rob Houchen and Celinde Schoenmaker Perform 'All Things Bright and Beautiful (Part 2)' From MARRY ME A LITTLE

by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2020

The Barn Theatre have released a sneak peek video of Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera) performing a?oeAll Things Bright and Beautiful (Part 2)a?? in rehearsals for the theatrea??s upcoming revival production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little

Video Flashback: Watch Phillipa Soo in a Scene From the Pre-Broadway Run of AMELIE at Videoplay
Video Flashback: Watch Phillipa Soo in a Scene From the Pre-Broadway Run of AMELIE at the Ahmanson

by Stage Tube - May 30, 2020

Center Theatre Group has released a new video in its Scenes From the Vault series. This time, they're flashing back with a clip of Phillipa Soo in the pre-Broadway run of Amelie at the Ahmanson in 2016!

VIDEO: AMELIE London Cast Recording Will Be Released June 5; Listen to 'Stay' Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: AMELIE London Cast Recording Will Be Released June 5; Listen to 'Stay' Now!

by Stage Tube - May 29, 2020

The Original London Cast Recording of Amelie will be released on June 5! Get a preview of the album with the song 'Stay'!

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at L.A. Opera's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Starring Renee Flemi Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at L.A. Opera's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Starring Renee Fleming

by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2019

L.A. Opera presents The Light in the Piazza! Get a sneak peek at the cast in action in the video!

VIDEO: See Jonathan Groff Talks His TV Debut in ONE LIFE TO LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: See Jonathan Groff Talks His TV Debut in ONE LIFE TO LIVE

by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2019

On Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Jonathan Groff stopped by to talk about season two of his Netflix series Mindhunter. During the interview, host Kelly Ripa brought up that Groff made his TV debut many years ago on the soap opera One Life to Live. 

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Records Voice Memo as Kristoff From FROZEN For Jimmy Fallon's K Videoplay
VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Records Voice Memo as Kristoff From FROZEN For Jimmy Fallon's Kids

by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2019

Jonathan Groff appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, where he took time to record voice memos for Fallon's children as Kristoff, his character from Frozen!

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron In THE LIGHT IN  Videoplay
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron In THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival Hall

by Alan Henry - Jun 26, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the romantic musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, making its long-awaited London debut at the Royal Festival Hallon through 5th July 2019. Check out the video!


Craig Lucas Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Craig Lucas been in?
Craig Lucas has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Craig Lucas been in?
Craig Lucas has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Craig Lucas been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Paradise Square , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for An American in Paris , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for An American in Paris , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Light in the Piazza , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Missing Persons , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Missing Persons , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Prelude to a Kiss , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Prelude to a Kiss , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Prelude to a Kiss Best Play (Tony Awards) for Prelude to a Kiss and Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Reckless .

How many shows has Craig Lucas written?
Craig Lucas has written 25 shows including Don Juan de Marco (Bookwriter), Marry Me a Little (Conceiver), Miss Julie (Adaptation), Three Postcards (Bookwriter), Prelude to a Kiss (Playwright), Prelude to a Kiss (Playwright), Orpheus in Love (Playwright), 3 Postcards (Bookwriter), Missing Persons (Playwright), Blue Window (Playwright), God's Heart (Playwright), The Dying Gaul (Playwright), Stranger (Playwright), This Thing of Darkness (Playwright), The Light in the Piazza (Bookwriter), Small Tragedy (Playwright), Reckless (Playwright), Prayer for My Enemy (Playwright), The Singing Forest (Playwright), The Lying Lesson (Playwright), The Lying Lesson (Playwright), Ode to Joy (Playwright), Amelie (Book), Sousatzka (Book), I Was Most Alive with You (Playwright).