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David Zippel

 
Bio:
David Zippel is a lyricist and director. His lyrics have won him the Tony Award, two Academy Award nominations, two Grammy Award nominations, and three Golden Globe Award nominations. His songs appear on over twenty-five million CDs around the world, and have been recorded by many great singers ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
David Zippel is a lyricist and director. His lyrics have won him the Tony Award, two Academy Award nominations, two Grammy Award nominations, and three Golden Globe Award nominations. His songs appear on over twenty-five million CDs around the world, and have been recorded by many great singers ... (read complete bio)

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[West End, 2022] [Replacement]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Regional (US), 2004]
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[New York, 2004]
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Frances Ruffle David Zippel, Eda Sorokoff Photo

Frances Ruffle David Zippel, Eda Sorokoff

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08/06/2019
Brenda Vaccaro, Jamie deRoy, Cady Huffman and David Zippel Photo

Brenda Vaccaro, Jamie deRoy, Cady Huffman and David Zippel

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07/24/2019
David Zippel, Joe Keenan, Christine Pedi, Katie Finneran Photo

David Zippel, Joe Keenan, Christine Pedi, Katie Finneran

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06/07/2019

 

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[West End, 2022] [Replacement]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Regional (US), 2004]
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[New York, 2004]
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David Zippel Biography

David Zippel is a lyricist and director. His lyrics have won him the Tony Award, two Academy Award nominations, two Grammy Award nominations, and three Golden Globe Award nominations. His songs appear on over twenty-five million CDs around the world, and have been recorded by many great singers including Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Mel Torme, Ricky Martin, Cleo Laine, Barbara Cook and Nancy LaMott.

He made his Broadway debut with CITY OF ANGELS (music by Cy Coleman, book by Larry Gelbart), for which he received the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award and (in London) the Olivier Award and Evening Standard Award. In 2015 City of Angels won the Olivier Award for Best Revival. He wrote the lyrics to the Broadway musical THE GOODBYE GIRL (music Marvin Hamlisch, book Neil Simon) for which he received an Outer Critics Circle nomination and which garnered a Tony nomination for Best Musical. With eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken, he wrote the songs for Disney‚Äôs feature film Hercules. Michael Bolton recorded Go the Distance from that score, which was a #1 record and nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe. With Matthew Wilder, he wrote the songs for Disney‚Äôs animated feature Mulan, which earned him his second Academy Award nomination. ‚ÄúReflection,‚ÄĚ from MULAN, was recorded by Christina Aguilera and is featured on her multi-platinum debut album. Christina and David collaborated again with Todd Chapman to write the song ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre A Miracle,‚ÄĚ which was featured as the end title song for Pokemon: The First Movie, and on its #1 soundtrack album. With Mervyn Warren he wrote the end title for the Jennifer Lopez movie The Wedding Planner. His lyrics for The Swan Princess, an animated feature with music by Lex De Azevedo, were nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, he wrote the songs for the London and Broadway musical THE WOMAN IN WHITE. With Alan Menken, David wrote the acclaimed USO sequence, Star Spangled Man With a Plan for Captain America.

With Liza Minnelli, David wrote the script for Liza’s at The Palace, which won a 2010 Tony Award for Best Special Entertainment. The show was recorded for PBS after a run in Las Vegas.

David’s credits as a director include: Princesses at The NAMT Festival, Goodspeed Musicals and The Fifth Avenue Theater in Seattle, The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman at The Rubicon Theater for which he won a 2010 Indy Award for his direction and Off Broadway at 59E59TH Theaters which won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical Revue, Elaine Paige in concert at The American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center and The Goodbye Girl at The Marriott Lincolnshire Theater. In 2013 he conceived and directed They’re Playing His Songs: The Music of Marvin Hamlisch.

He is currently a producer of Gerard Alessandrini’s hit off Broadway spoof SPAMILTON.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, David is delighted not to practice law.

David Zippel Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Lyrics
David Zippel, The Goodbye Girl
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Musical Gold Star
David Zippel, City of Angels
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
David Zippel, City of Angels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
David Zippel, City of Angels

David Zippel News

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.

Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor David Zippel at 30th Anniversary Gala Photo Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor David Zippel at 30th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company announced that they will honor Tony Award winner David Zippel (City of Angels, Hercules) with the first annual Legacy Award for Mr. Zippel’s contributions to the theatre community as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary season at a Benefit Gala to be held on Monday, October 24th, 2022 at Edison Ballroom.

Celia Berk Returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in October Photo Celia Berk Returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in October
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2022

Back by popular demand! Bistro, BroadwayWorld, MAC, and Margaret Whiting Award winner Celia Berk returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in October to reprise On My Way To You: Improbable Stories That Inspired An Unlikely Path.

World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre C Photo World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, will continue the company’s 2022-2023 Season with the World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS, conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil, with musical direction by Rick Dougherty and George Grove and direction by Rubicon Co-Founder James O’Neil.

Sergio Trujillo, James Lapine, Kathleen Marshall & More to Take Part in TDF's 2022 We Photo Sergio Trujillo, James Lapine, Kathleen Marshall & More to Take Part in TDF's 2022 Wendy Wasserstein Project Ceremony
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

On Monday, June 6 at 5 p.m., TDF will host its annual Wendy Wasserstein Project ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street).

Melissa Errico Will Encore OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT at 54 Below May 11t Photo Melissa Errico Will Encore OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT at 54 Below May 11th
by Stephen Mosher - May 9, 2022

The companion show to Melissa Errico's gorgeous album of movie music will recieve a return engagement at Feinstein's Supper Club, 54 Below.

Exclusive Offer: Tickets From £20 For CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL! Photo Exclusive Offer: Tickets From £20 For CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL!
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 6, 2022

Welcome to Belleville! The most aggressively picturesque town in the history of the world populated exclusively with gorgeous townsfolk. The only person steadfastly refusing to live in the fairy tale is Cinderella, loud-mouthed and dripping with disdain.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Will Conclude West End Run Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Will Conclude West End Run
by Marissa Tomeo - May 1, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella has will close this June. The show is currently playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The new musical began previews in June, 2021, and is now preparing for its transfer to Broadway in February, 2023. 

Find Out Who Won at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards - All the Winners! Photo Find Out Who Won at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards - All the Winners!
by Michael Major - Apr 21, 2022

The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards featured a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, a win for Barlow and Bear's 'Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,' Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for their 'Love For Sale' Cole Porter duets album, Olivia Rodrigo, and more. Check out the full list of winners now!

HERCULES, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS & More Set for Paper Mill Playhouse's 2022-202 Photo HERCULES, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS & More Set for Paper Mill Playhouse's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Learn about Paper Mill Playhouse's 2022-2023 season, including a gripping murder mystery, a Disney hero of mythic proportions, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved final musical, the Tony-nominated story of two Latin music icons, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that defined a generation.

David Zippel Videos

Exclusive Video: Melissa Errico Sings 'Laura' From OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PRO VideoExclusive Video: Melissa Errico Sings 'Laura' From OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2022

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, when the world was locked away in lonely rooms with only old movies to watch at¬†midnight, Errico suddenly returned to one of her life-long obsessions ‚Äď noir! The genre is noted for its dark, disturbing sensibility¬†of intractable fatalism that Paris existentialists discovered in American film during the 1940‚Äôs. Noir continues to run¬†as a mesmerizing, mysterious current through modern movies and music, and Errico has embraced it in her own artistic endeavors.

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Confirms CINDERELLA Broadway Transfer on MSNBC VideoVIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Confirms CINDERELLA Broadway Transfer on MSNBC
by Michael Major - Oct 22, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber appeared on MSNBC's The Morning Joe this morning to discuss The Phantom of the Opera's Broadway return. In the interview, he confirmed that his new adaption of Cinderella will transfer to Broadway next year. Watch the interview now!

VIDEO: Watch CINDERELLA'S Opening Night Curtain Call in the West End! VideoVIDEO: Watch CINDERELLA'S Opening Night Curtain Call in the West End!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2021

The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella officially opened last night,18 August, resuming performances after a series of delays due to COVID-19.

VIDEO: London Gay Men's Chorus Sings 'Marry For Love' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CIND VideoVIDEO: London Gay Men's Chorus Sings 'Marry For Love' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2021

Watch the video here, and learn more about Cinderella, and how to purchase tickets for an upcoming performance!

VIDEO: Carrie Hope Fletcher Sings 'I Know I Have a Heart' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's  VideoVIDEO: Carrie Hope Fletcher Sings 'I Know I Have a Heart' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2021

On tonight's episode of All Star Musicals, Carrie Hope Fletcher performed 'I Know I Have a Heart' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella.

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Tours the London Palladium VideoVIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Tours the London Palladium
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber took viewers on a tour of the London Palladium on his official YouTube channel.

VIDEO: Carrie Hope Fletcher Sings 'I Know I Have a Heart' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's  VideoVIDEO: Carrie Hope Fletcher Sings 'I Know I Have a Heart' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella is still planning for a Summer 2021 opening in the West End, starring Carrie Fletcher in the title role. An all new song has been released from the musical, called I Know I Have a Heart.

VIDEO: Watch Carrie Hope Fletcher Sing from Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA! VideoVIDEO: Watch Carrie Hope Fletcher Sing from Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA!
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella is still eyeing to open in spring/summer of 2021 and its leading lady will be ready when it does. Carrie Hope Fletcher, who will play the title role in the reimagining, just visited the Palladium to chat with Joe Sugg about the project.

VIDEO: Ivano Turco Performs 'Only You, Lonely You' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERE VideoVIDEO: Ivano Turco Performs 'Only You, Lonely You' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

Just yesterday, it was announced that Ivano Turco has joined the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Cinderella, opening on the West End next year! Turco will take on the role of Prince Sebastian.

VIDEO: On This Day, September 8- SPAMILTON Opens Off-Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 8- SPAMILTON Opens Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2020

On this day in 2016, the Hamilton parody, Spamilton, opened off-Broadway!


David Zippel Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Zippel written?
David Zippel has written 14 shows including A...My Name Is Alice (Material), Diamonds (Lyricist), Just So (Lyricist), Just So (Lyricist), Going Hollywood (Lyricist), Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Lyricist), City of Angels (Lyricist), Jelly's Last Jam (Lyricist), The Goodbye Girl (Lyricist), Princesses (Lyricist), The Woman in White (Lyricist), Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Lyricist), Pamela's First Musical (Lyricist), Cinderella (Lyricist).

What awards has David Zippel been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Goodbye Girl , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for City of Angels and Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels .

What awards has David Zippel won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for City of Angelsand Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels.