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Doug Wright

 
Bio:
Doug's plays include I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), Posterity and Quills (Obie Award), as well as books for the musicals Grey Gardens (Tony nomination), The Little Mermaid and Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination). Films include the screen adaptation of Quills (Paul Selvin ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Doug's plays include I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), Posterity and Quills (Obie Award), as well as books for the musicals Grey Gardens (Tony nomination), The Little Mermaid and Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination). Films include the screen adaptation of Quills (Paul Selvin ... (read complete bio)

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Doug Wright Biography

Doug's plays include I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), Posterity and Quills (Obie Award), as well as books for the musicals Grey Gardens (Tony nomination), The Little Mermaid and Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination). Films include the screen adaptation of Quills (Paul Selvin Award, WGA). He is president of The Dramatists Guild and on the board of New York Theatre Workshop. He has received grants from United States Artists and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York with his husband, singer-songwriter David Clement, and cats Glynis and Murray.

Doug Wright Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
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Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Book of a Musical
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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2004 - Best Play Gold Star
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The Pulitzer Prize - 2004 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Play Gold Star
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Obie Awards - 1996 - Playwriting Gold Star
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Doug Wright News

Black Theatre United Announces Digital Unconscious Bias Training Program Photo Black Theatre United Announces Digital Unconscious Bias Training Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Black Theatre United has engaged Christina Alexander of Alexander Consulting Group to create a digital Unconscious Bias and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (EDIAB) training program for use by the entire theatrical industry.

Jill Sobule's F*CK7THGRADE to be Presented at Wild Project in October Photo Jill Sobule's F*CK7THGRADE to be Presented at Wild Project in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

wild project will present F*ck7thGrade, music, lyrics, and concept by Jill Sobule, book by Liza Birkenmeier and directed by Lisa Peterson with music direction by Julie Wolf. F*ck7thGrade begins performances on Wednesday, October 12 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 5.

Disney's A PEQUENA SEREIA (THE LITTLE MERMAID) Opens a New Season in Sao Paulo Photo Disney's A PEQUENA SEREIA (THE LITTLE MERMAID) Opens a New Season in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Jul 26, 2022

'The Little Mermaid' a Broadway production inspired by the Disney movie, will be staged in Brazil at Teatro Santander on July 17th. It is the first time Disney has allowed an staging in the country, without obligation to be a replica of the American production.

Hermitage Welcomes New Trustees, Including Pulitzer Prize Winner Doug Wright Photo Hermitage Welcomes New Trustees, Including Pulitzer Prize Winner Doug Wright
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat announced that Sondra Biller, Stephanie Jones, Liz Richardson, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Hermitage alumnus Doug Wright have been elected to the Hermitage Board of Trustees.

A NAGGING FEELING BEST NOT IGNORED Extends Through September and Adds Post Show Talkb Photo A NAGGING FEELING BEST NOT IGNORED Extends Through September and Adds Post Show Talkbacks
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

A NAGGING FEELING BEST NOT IGNORED began performances on July 6, and due to popular demand extended performances through September 7, 2022, featuring a post-show talkback at each performance.

Interview: Grace Atherholt And Amy Fenicle of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Dutch Apple Dinne Photo Interview: Grace Atherholt And Amy Fenicle of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Jul 21, 2022

The Little Mermaid is the perfect summer show, and audiences can enjoy this delightful show at The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre through August 6th. Grace Atherholt and Amy Fenicle, who portray Ariel and Flounder, took a few moments from their busy show schedule to share their insights into the production.

The Royal Players Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring HELLO, DOLLY!, A CHRISTMAS CAR Photo The Royal Players Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring HELLO, DOLLY!, A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

The historic Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton is preparing for its 2022-2023 season. This 29th season for The Royal Players is filled with an eclectic group of musicals ranging from a retelling of an iconic literary tale, a musical theater classic, and a Disney favorite, just to name a few.

Listen: Neil Pepe on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS Photo Listen: Neil Pepe on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 5, 2022

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. Today's episode features Neil Pepe! Pepe talked about his career, including American Buffalo, which is currently running on Broadway. Listen to the full episode here.

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Begins Rehearsals At The Gateway, Full Cast Announced Photo Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Begins Rehearsals At The Gateway, Full Cast Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022

The Gateway starts rehearsals this week for DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID and is set to open July 15 and runs through August 7 in Bellport.

New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2022/23 2050 Artistic Fellows Photo New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2022/23 2050 Artistic Fellows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2022/23 Season 2050 Artistic Fellowship. The 2022/23 Artistic Fellows are Miranda Cornell, Thaddeus McCants, Aileen Wen McGroddy, Attilio Rigotti, Andrew Rodriguez and Minghao Tu.

Doug Wright Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' THE LITTLE MERMAID VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2021

Get a first look at TUTS' THE LITTLE MERMAID with clips of the cast in action!

Broadway Rewind: WAR PAINT Arrives on Broadway with Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole VideoBroadway Rewind: WAR PAINT Arrives on Broadway with Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2020

Today we rewind to 2017, when War Paint opened at the Nederlander Theatre, where it ran for 236 performances. Led by Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, the musical featured a book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and direction by Michael Greif. 

VIDEO: First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Argyle Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Argyle Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2020

Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre, presents the hit Broadway musical Disney's The Little Mermaid with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright.

VIDEO: Watch Auli'i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, Shaggy, and More in Highlights From THE  VideoVIDEO: Watch Auli'i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, Shaggy, and More in Highlights From THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2019

Check out highlights from the performance below, including Part Of Your World, Poor Unfortunate Souls, and more! The cast was led by Auli'i Cravalho as Ariel and Queen Latifah as Ursula. It also featured Shaggy as Sebastian, Graham Phillips as Prince Eric, and John Stamos as Chef Louis. Check out highlights from the performance below, including Part Of Your World, Poor Unfortunate Souls, and more!

VIDEO: Broadway Method Academy Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID VideoVIDEO: Broadway Method Academy Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2019

Broadway Method Academy (BMA), the resident conservatory of Westport Country Playhouse, announced initial casting for its upcoming musical, 'Disney's The Little Mermaid.' A host of Broadway actors will be featured in the cast alongside the Academy's 40 students.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 21- HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 21- HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2019

On this day in 2013, the new musical Hands On A Hardbody opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

#TBT: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway! Video#TBT: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2019

Six years ago today, the uplifting musical Hands on a Hardbody, based on a documentary of the same name, opened on Broadway featuring Broadway favorites like Keala Settle, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Alison Case! To celebrate the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's opening night with the show's cast and their real life counterparts! Check out the footage below!

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID VideoVIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2019

Based on the animated Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID officially opened on Broadway on this day in 2008.

#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway! Video#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2019

In honor of the show's eleventh anniversary of becoming part of Broadway's world, we're flashing back to its 2008 opening night at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre!

VIDEO: On This Day, April 6- The War is On! Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Star  VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 6- The War is On! Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Star in WAR PAINT on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2018

On this day the battle for queen of cosmetics began on Broadway, with legends Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone in War Paint.


Doug Wright Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Doug Wright written?
Doug Wright has written 14 shows including Maggie May (Bookwriter), Ubu (Adaptation), Buzzsaw Berkeley (Bookwriter), Wantabanaland (Playwright), Quills (Playwright), Unwrap Your Candy (Author), I Am My Own Wife (Playwright), I Am My Own Wife (Playwright), Grey Gardens (Bookwriter), The Little Mermaid (Bookwriter), Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (Playwright), Hands on a Hardbody (Bookwriter), War Paint (Book), Good Night, Oscar (Playwright).

What awards has Doug Wright been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hands on a Hardbody , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Grey Gardens , Best Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for I Am My Own Wife , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for I Am My Own Wife Best Play (Tony Awards) for I Am My Own Wife and Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Quills .

What awards has Doug Wright won?
Best Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for I Am My Own Wife, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for I Am My Own Wife Best Play (Tony Awards) for I Am My Own Wifeand Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Quills.