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Howard Crabtree

 
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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Performer

Writing

Conceiver
Conceiver
Conceiver

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Performer

Writing
Conceiver
Conceiver
Conceiver

Howard Crabtree Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Costume Design Gold Star
Howard Crabtree - , Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly
 
The Hewes Awards - 1997 - Costume Design Gold Star
Howard Crabtree, When Pigs Fly
 
The Lortels - 1997 - Outstanding Costume Design Gold Star
Howard Crabtree, When Pigs Fly
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Costume Design Gold Star
Howard Crabtree, Howard Crabtree's Whoop-Dee-Doo

Howard Crabtree News

NCTC Announces Melodious 40th Birthday Celebration In The Form Of A Musical Revue, EN Photo NCTC Announces Melodious 40th Birthday Celebration In The Form Of A Musical Revue, ENCORE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2022

In May, New Conservatory Theatre Center closes out their triumphant 40th Anniversary season with Encore. Featuring a cast of Bay Area favorites, this musical medley travels through NCTC's 40 years of living out loud - both on and off stage.

BWW Review: GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON DC ---THE HOLIDAY SHOW Photo BWW Review: GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON DC ---THE HOLIDAY SHOW
by David Friscic - Dec 6, 2021

The joyous holiday sleighride of rich musical moments and enthusiastic commitment continues as the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington (GMCW) presents The Holiday Show. This dedicated group has entertained the LGBTQ community for decades and it is refreshing to see them live in concert at their holiday offering. GMCW has plunged ahead during this daunting era with their effective outreach and fine virtual offerings, but it was so delightful to see them live in concert once again.  These grueling times demand a little lift, and this is the group that can fill the bill with top-notch musical energy.

BWW Interview: Michael McAssey Talks About OPEN MAC, Don't Tell Mama's Anniversary, a Photo BWW Interview: Michael McAssey Talks About OPEN MAC, Don't Tell Mama's Anniversary, and 40 Years of NYC Cabaret
by Ricky Pope - Jul 8, 2021

What do you get when you combine the pianistic finesse of Michael Feinstein, the smooth phrasing of Tony Bennett, and the bawdy wit of Bette Midler? You get Michael McAssey, who for 40 years has reigned as the clown prince of New York cabaret, and has enchanted as one of its most talented troubadours. He calls what he does 'schtick.' But that's undervaluing his unique blend of beautiful ballad singing and standup, or rather 'sit down' comedy.

New Conservatory Theatre Center Announces 2021-2022 Season Featuring World Premiere o Photo New Conservatory Theatre Center Announces 2021-2022 Season Featuring World Premiere of INTERLUDE and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2021

New Conservatory Theatre Center will celebrate 40 years of serving the Bay Area LGBTQ+ community, and its long-awaited return to live performances with a captivating 21-22 Season of two World Premieres, one Rolling World Premiere, one Regional Premiere, two West Coast Premieres, and a special musical celebration waiting in the wings. 

Uptown Players Return to the Stage with Howard Crabtree's WHEN PIGS FLY Photo Uptown Players Return to the Stage with Howard Crabtree's WHEN PIGS FLY
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2021

Uptown Players will present the hilarious musical When Pigs Fly!

Uptown Players Replaces 2020 Show With WHEN PIGS FLY Photo Uptown Players Replaces 2020 Show With WHEN PIGS FLY
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2021

When Pigs Fly, conceived by Howard Crabtree and Mark Waldrop, with book and lyrics by Waldrop and music by Dick Gallagher, entertains with one irreverently outrageous musical number after another.

BWW Review: MARK CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY at Short North Stage Photo BWW Review: MARK CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY at Short North Stage
by Paul Batterson - Oct 5, 2020

Stage version of HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY, the silence can be almost deafening.

John Treacy Egan and Jason Simon's Children's Book INGREDIENTS FOR A WITCH Released a Photo John Treacy Egan and Jason Simon's Children's Book INGREDIENTS FOR A WITCH Released as E-Book
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2020

Broadway vet John Treacy Egan and Metropolitan Opera regular Jason Simon's popular children's book, 'Ingredients for a Witch', originally released in print in 2019, was released as an e-book on September 15th, 2020.

Nina West to Guest Star in WHEN PIGS FLY at Short North Stage Photo Nina West to Guest Star in WHEN PIGS FLY at Short North Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2020

Short North Stage will be presenting the Off Broadway Musical Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly as their second Virtual Production (following July's John & Jen). Columbus's own Nina West (Rupaul's Drag Race) will Guest Star in the musical accompanied by Short North Stage favorites Thom Warren (Broadway's Lion King) and more.

THE MAMA ROSE SHOW Responds to SCOTUS' Ruling to Protect  LGBTQ+ Communities from Job Photo THE MAMA ROSE SHOW Responds to SCOTUS' Ruling to Protect LGBTQ+ Communities from Job Discrimination
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2020

'The Mama Rose Show' host Stephen S. Miller (aka 'Mama Rose'), in a letter to America and our government, responded to the Supreme Court of the United States' (SCOTUS) ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, now also applies to protecting LGBTQ+ workers from job discrimination.

Howard Crabtree Videos

VIDEO: Michael Urie Chats Drama Desk Awards Hosting Gig on GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), hosted by repeat emcee Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty'). The Drama Desk Awards are the only major New York City theater honors for which productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway compete against each other in the same categories. Below, see what Urie had to say on 'Good Day New York' about returning to host the ceremony!

STAGE TUBE: Jackie Hoffman and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Cast Welcome New Baby into the Kingdom
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2016

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' 'Prince Dauntless,' Jason Williams, is a new papa! His daughter Mara Eleanor Williams was born on December 28, and fellow cast member Jackie Hoffman welcomed her into the kingdom in style. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Cast Celebrates a Fairytale Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Dec 14, 2015

BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and you can check out what the whole cast had to say after the curtain went down below!

BWW TV: Jackie Hoffman Channels Her Inner Princess in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Rehearsals- Watch a Sneak Peek!
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 13, 2015

Transport Group will soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King,Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner (On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary, Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside rehearsals for a special sneak peek below!


Howard Crabtree Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Howard Crabtree written?
Howard Crabtree has written 2 shows including Whoop-Dee-Doo! (Conceiver), When Pigs Fly (Conceiver).

What awards has Howard Crabtree been nominated for?
Best Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly , Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for When Pigs Fly Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for When Pigs Fly and Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Howard Crabtree's Whoop-Dee-Doo .

What awards has Howard Crabtree won?
Best Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for When Pigs Fly Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for When Pigs Flyand Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Howard Crabtree's Whoop-Dee-Doo.