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Gretchen Cryer

 
Date of Birth: October 17, 1935 (86)

Birth Place: Indianapolis, IN, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Fay
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1978
Heather
Heather [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Abigail Adams (Understudy)
Martha Jefferson (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1967
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Townsperson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Ms. Kepplewhite
Singer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Writer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2021]
Director

Writing

Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Lyricist

Photos

Gretchen Cryer Photo

Gretchen Cryer

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Date:
07/26/2022
Gretchen Cryer Photo

Gretchen Cryer

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Date:
07/26/2022
Gretchen Cryer and Leonard Majzlin Photo

Gretchen Cryer and Leonard Majzlin

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Date:
05/02/2022
Poppy Goodeve and Gretchen Cryer Photo

Poppy Goodeve and Gretchen Cryer

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Date:
10/18/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Fay

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1978
Heather

Heather [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Abigail Adams (Understudy)

Martha Jefferson (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1967
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Townsperson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Ms. Kepplewhite

Singer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Writer

[Off-Broadway, 2021]
Director

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

Gretchen Cryer Awards and Nominations

 
- 1991 - Most promising musical theatre librettist Gold Star
Gretchen Cryer
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Lyrics
Gretchen Cryer, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
Gretchen Cryer, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac
 
Obie Awards - 1970 - Best Musical Gold Star
Gretchen Cryer , The Last Sweet Days of Isaac

Gretchen Cryer News

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Dramatists Guild Awards Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Dramatists Guild Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 26, 2022

The Dramatists Guild celebrated their 2022 Awards, honoring winners of the 2021 and 2022 seasons. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!

United Solo Theatre Festival Returns To Theatre Row For 2022 Season Photo United Solo Theatre Festival Returns To Theatre Row For 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022

United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, opens its door to the new season this year. The festival will run from October 3 until November 20 at Theatre Row in the heart of New York City theatre district. T

LILY THE TIGER Comes to Cotuit Next Week Photo LILY THE TIGER Comes to Cotuit Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

On Tuesday, June 28, at 7:30 pm, a ‚Äúcampfire version‚ÄĚ of Dana McCoy‚Äôs rock musical Lily the Tiger will be presented in the outdoor theater of Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA.

Tickets Now On Sale For 2022 UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL Photo Tickets Now On Sale For 2022 UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, opens its door to the new season this year.

Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwrig Photo Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,

 TRUE STORIES at the Cherry Lane Theatre Photo TRUE STORIES at the Cherry Lane Theatre
by - May 16, 2022

Special Offer - True Stories at the Cherry Lane Theatre

Steve Wruble's One Man Show ESCAPE FROM DADDYLAND Comes to True Stories Festival This Photo Steve Wruble's One Man Show ESCAPE FROM DADDYLAND Comes to True Stories Festival This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Brought up in the deep South as an Orthodox Jew, son of a famous doctor ‚ÄĒ Elvis Presley's proctologist ‚ÄĒ Steve Wruble is expected to follow his father into the bowels of the rich and famous. Instead, Steve becomes a psychiatrist, divorces his wife and pivots from strict religion, and begins a hilarious and compelling journey into uncharted waters.

Photos: See Jose Llana, Anika Larsen & More at Prospect Theater Company's Spring Gala Photo Photos: See Jose Llana, Anika Larsen & More at Prospect Theater Company's Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

Prospect Theater Company's annual Spring Gala honored four extraordinary members of the Prospect and musical theater community with the first annual Muse Awards: Lia Chang, Naima Kradjian, Leonard Majzlin, and Grammy Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Kenita Miller.

Wake Up With BWW 5/2: Lucille Lortel Award Winners Announced, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/2: Lucille Lortel Award Winners Announced, and More!
by - May 2, 2022

Today's top stories include the Lucille Lortel Awards, which were held last night. Among the big winners were Kimberly Akimbo, Oratorio For Living Things, and more! Check out the full list here. Plus, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella has set its closing date in the West End, and more.

VIDEO: Gretchen & Jon Cryer Get Ready to Bring TRUE STORIES to NYC Photo VIDEO: Gretchen & Jon Cryer Get Ready to Bring TRUE STORIES to NYC
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 1, 2022

For nearly a decade, Gretchen Cryer has imagined a group of solo performers coming together under one roof to tell their funny, sad, sexy, shocking, and most importantly True Stories. Her dream has come to fruition at the gorgeous, historic Cherry Lane Theatre - a treasure in Greenwich Village.

Gretchen Cryer Videos

VIDEO: Gretchen & Jon Cryer Get Ready to Bring TRUE STORIES to NYC VideoVIDEO: Gretchen & Jon Cryer Get Ready to Bring TRUE STORIES to NYC
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 1, 2022

For nearly a decade, Gretchen Cryer has imagined a group of solo performers coming together under one roof to tell their funny, sad, sexy, shocking, and most importantly True Stories. Her dream has come to fruition at the gorgeous, historic Cherry Lane Theatre - a treasure in Greenwich Village.

Sheree Sano Wins 5th 'Tomatoes Got Talent' VideoSheree Sano Wins 5th 'Tomatoes Got Talent'
by Julie Musbach - Apr 13, 2018

The 5th Annual 'Tomatoes Got Talent' Contest celebrating the talents of women-over-40 who are currently not working pros took place on Monday, April 9 at The Triad.  It was hosted by Randie Levine-Miller, who co-produced with Cheryl Benton, the founder and publisher of Thethreetomatoes.com, which sponsors the event. Jimmy Horan music directed what became a real musical happening!

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As magical as the evening was, after Freddie Gershon gave an impassioned presentation to the duo, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones hit the stage and brought the house down at ages 88 and 89 respectively. They joined forces onstage to perform a song from their musical The Bone Room, described by Jones as being about 'the pleasures of dying and being embalmed in this great country of ours.' Below, watch as they perform together for the last time. BWW feels privileged to share with you a bit of highlights of these two legends together before a rapt and ecstatic audience who precded to shower them with a (well deserved) standing ovation... RIP Harvey Schmidt. 

BWW TV: The Latest Lyricists- Meet the 2018 Winners of the Kleban Prize VideoBWW TV: The Latest Lyricists- Meet the 2018 Winners of the Kleban Prize
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2018

The Kleban Foundation just presented the 28th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. Adjudication in the 2018 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist category resulted in a tie between Alan Schmuckler and Amanda Yesnowitz, and the 2018 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Christian Duhamel.

Keymedia Music Group Announces the First NYC Workshop Performance of THE PASS VideoKeymedia Music Group Announces the First NYC Workshop Performance of THE PASS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

New York City performer, singer, songwriter Denise Marsa has undying dreams, a vivid spirit and a substantial music catalog of what many have called 'catchy, beautifully powerful' songs.

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell and the Dramatists Guild Fund!
by Broadway Quick Change - Apr 20, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund celebrates the 1 Year Anniversary of The Music Hall, decorated by Robert Hartwell of BroadwayWorld's Broadway Quick Change. The Music Hall is a free space in the city for writers to create and present new work. Officially opened in April 2015 during the tenure of DGF President Gretchen Cryer, The Music Hall has been a resource to 1,500 dramatists for writing groups, readings, workshops, panels, and private writing time.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala with Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Danny Burstein & More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2015

Below, check out highlights from the special night, which included performances by Criss, Danny Burstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Platt and more!

BWW TV Exclusive: Joshua Ellis Shares True Stories of a Broadway Press Agent in CALL MY PUBLICIST!
by Randy Rainbow - Apr 26, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presented CALL MY PUBLICIST! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer was presented earlier this month at The York Theatre Company. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from the special night below!

BWW TV: Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala; Watch Highlights of Ebersole, Cerveris, Gleason, Zien & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, earlier this week on October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater.

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!


Gretchen Cryer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gretchen Cryer been in?
Gretchen Cryer has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Gretchen Cryer been in?
Gretchen Cryer has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Gretchen Cryer been nominated for?
Most promising musical theatre librettist () for , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for The Last Sweet Days of Isaac and Best Musical (Obie Awards) for The Last Sweet Days of Isaac .

What awards has Gretchen Cryer won?
Most promising musical theatre librettist () for Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for The Last Sweet Days of Isaacand Best Musical (Obie Awards) for The Last Sweet Days of Isaac.

How many shows has Gretchen Cryer written?
Gretchen Cryer has written 7 shows including Booth is Back in Town (Lyricist), Now Is the Time for All Good Men (Bookwriter/Lyricist), The Last Sweet Days of Isaac (Bookwriter/Lyricist), The Wedding of Iphigenia (Lyricist), Shelter (Bookwriter/Lyricist), I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Hats! (Composer/Lyricist).