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Greg Kotis

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

Productions

 
[West End, 2014]
Book and Lyrics
 
[West End, 2014]
Book and Lyrics

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter


Greg Kotis Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Greg Kotis, Urinetown The Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Greg Kotis, Urinetown The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Greg Kotis, Urinetown
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Greg Kotis, Urinetown
 
Obie Awards - 2001 - Book And Lyrics Gold Star
Greg Kotis, Urinetown

Greg Kotis News

IN THE HEIGHTS, KINKY BOOYS & More Lead BroadwayWorld Atlanta's November Top Picks Photo IN THE HEIGHTS, KINKY BOOYS & More Lead BroadwayWorld Atlanta's November Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Nov 1, 2022

Atlanta is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. This month's picks include In The Heights, Kinky Boots and more!

LBP Studio's URINETOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Soon Photo LBP Studio's URINETOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Soon
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2022

Urinetown, a musical written by Greg Kotis, with music by Mark Hollman, imagines a 20-year-drought and the stress it puts on a large city. With water a scarce commodity, private toilets are outlawed. Public restrooms are controlled by the Urine Good Company (UGC), a large corporation that charges for use of public toilets.

Morgan Dudley, Amanda Robles, Taylor Fagins & More to be Featured in New York Theatre Photo Morgan Dudley, Amanda Robles, Taylor Fagins & More to be Featured in New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

The 15th season of New York Theatre Barn’s award-winning New Works Series continues on Monday, October 10th, 2022 at 7PM ET at The Cell.

New Jersey Repertory Company to Present EDEN PRAIRIE, 1971 Starting Next Month Photo New Jersey Repertory Company to Present EDEN PRAIRIE, 1971 Starting Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

New Jersey Repertory Company, located in Long Branch will present the National New Play Network premiere of ‚ÄúEden Prairie, 1971‚ÄĚ written by Mat Smart. Directed by Evan Bergman, the play stars Andrea Gallo, Oriana Lada, and Emilio Cuesta.

New Musical From Tony-Winner Greg Kotis & More to be Featured in New York Theatre Bar Photo New Musical From Tony-Winner Greg Kotis & More to be Featured in New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

The 15th season of New York Theatre Barn’s award-winning New Works Series continues on Monday, October 10th, 2022 at 7PM ET at The Cell. The presentation will feature excerpts from the new musicals The End of All Flesh, Sunken Cathedral: A New Musical, and Work, as well as a conversation with the writers moderated by Artistic Director Joe Barros.

Tony Award Winning Playwright Greg Kotis to Preview New Musical THE END OF ALL FLESH  Photo Tony Award Winning Playwright Greg Kotis to Preview New Musical THE END OF ALL FLESH at The Players' Ring
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

The Players’ Ring will present a concert reading of two time Tony award winning playwright Greg Kotis’ new musical, The End of All Flesh. 

Steve Martin & Martin Short, THE COLOR PURPLE, AMERICAN PROPHET & More Lead Washingto Photo Steve Martin & Martin Short, THE COLOR PURPLE, AMERICAN PROPHET & More Lead Washington DC's August Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Aug 3, 2022

Washington, DC is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out our selections for August including Steve Martin and Martin Short, The Color Purple American Prophet, No Place To Go and more!

Review: YEAST NATION THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE, Southwark Playhouse Photo Review: YEAST NATION THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE, Southwark Playhouse
by Gary Naylor - Jul 27, 2022

Crazy show that might become a cultish success, but currently just looks misconceived and misplaced

Photos: Southwark Playhouse Presents YEAST NATION Photo Photos: Southwark Playhouse Presents YEAST NATION
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2022

The European premiere of a bio-historical musical comedy from the Tony-award winning writers of  Urinetown opens at the Southwark Playhouse this summer. See photos from the production.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for the UK Debut of YEAST NATION, From the Writers of UR Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for the UK Debut of YEAST NATION, From the Writers of URINETOWN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

The European premiere of Yeast Nation (The Triumph of Life) opens at the Southwark Playhouse this summer. The musical was written and composed by Tony and Obie award-winning writers Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, and this debut London production is directed by Benji Sperring. Get a first look at rehearsal photos here!

Greg Kotis Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, September 20- Run, Freedom, Run! URINETOWN Opens On Broadway! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, September 20- Run, Freedom, Run! URINETOWN Opens On Broadway!

by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2018

'Urinetown, The Musical' is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's THE STING Starring Harry Connick, Jr Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's THE STING Starring Harry Connick, Jr

by Alan Henry - Apr 5, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse is diving into the world of high stakes cons with the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting. Check out the video below for a first look at the cast in action!

VIDEO: On This Day, August 27- Run, Freedom, Run! URINETOWN Begins Broadway Previews Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, August 27- Run, Freedom, Run! URINETOWN Begins Broadway Previews

by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2017

'Urinetown, The Musical' is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Tony Winner Steve Kazee to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical Based On Hit Movie TH Videoplay
Tony Winner Steve Kazee to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical Based On Hit Movie THE STING

by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Steve Kazee announced via Instagram today that he is leading the industry reading of a new musical The Sting! Check out his post below!

STAGE TUBE: URINETOWN Creators Present YEAST NATION at FringeNYC
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 2011

Hollmann and Kotis return to FringeNYC this year with YEAST NATION. In YEAST NATION, the world's first family, a colony of salt-eating yeasts, float in the brine of the primordial soup under the rule of a tyrannical baritone. When resources deplete and fear pervades, the faith of a single-celled dreamer starts an evolutionary chain reaction that changes the course of existence forever. Get a behind the scenes look at YEAST NATION below!

STAGE TUBE: CRT's URINETOWN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2011

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the smash-hit Broadway Musical Urinetown, featuring Broadway star Andrea McArdle, April 14 - 17 & 27 - 30, 2011 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus. For tickets and information, call 860-486-4226 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu.

BWW TV: URINETOWN's 'Lockstock & Little Sally' Promote Rosie Live on NBC
by Craig Brockman - Nov 16, 2008

Everyone knows that Rosie O'Donnell is a huge fan of Broadway, but whoever could have expected that, in addition to the commercials that you've been seeing on the air (and on BroadwayWorld.com), promoting the show, that she would have dipped into two famous and popular characters from Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis' URINETOWN, the hit musical from the 2001-2002 Broadway season.


Greg Kotis Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Greg Kotis written?
Greg Kotis has written 6 shows including Urinetown (Bookwriter), Urinetown Prequel (Bookwriter), The Man in the White Suit (Bookwriter), The 24 Hour Plays 2005 (Playwright), Pig Farm (Playwright), The Sting (Lyricist).

What awards has Greg Kotis been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Urinetown The Musical , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Urinetown The Musical , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown and Book And Lyrics (Obie Awards) for Urinetown .

What awards has Greg Kotis won?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Urinetown The Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Urinetown The Musical, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetownand Book And Lyrics (Obie Awards) for Urinetown.