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Mark Hollmann

 
Birth Place:
Belleville, Illinois
Bio:
Mark Hollmann won the Tony Award®, the Obie Award, and the National Broadway Theatre Award for his music and lyrics to URINETOWN THE MUSICAL, which went from the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) to receive 10 Tony Award® nominations and 11 Drama Desk Award nominations ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Belleville, Illinois

Bio:
Mark Hollmann won the Tony Award®, the Obie Award, and the National Broadway Theatre Award for his music and lyrics to URINETOWN THE MUSICAL, which went from the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) to receive 10 Tony Award® nominations and 11 Drama Desk Award nominations ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

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

Writing

Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2014]
Music and Lyrics

[West End, 2014]
Music and Lyrics

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

Mark Hollmann Biography

Mark Hollmann won the Tony Award®, the Obie Award, and the National Broadway Theatre Award for his music and lyrics to URINETOWN THE MUSICAL, which went from the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) to receive 10 Tony Award® nominations and 11 Drama Desk Award nominations and win the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama League Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award for best musical.  His other shows as composer/lyricist include THE STING (Paper Mill Playhouse), ZM (Village Theatre Beta Series), YEAST NATION (FringeNYC 2011) and BIGFOOT AND OTHER LOST SOULS (Perseverance Theatre).  For TV, he has written songs for the Disney Channel's JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES.  He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Dramatists Guild of America and has served on the council of the Dramatists Guild as well as on the Tony Award® Nominating Committee. 

Mark Hollmann Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Mark Hollmann, Urinetown The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Mark Hollman, Urinetown
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Mark Hollman, Urinetown

Mark Hollmann News

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!

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!

THE SEAGULL Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows Photo THE SEAGULL Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 1, 2022

July continues a fantastic summer of theatre in London. From Emilia Clarke's West End debut in Jamie Lloyd's version of Chekhov's The Seagull to Anything Goes returning to The Barbican, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!

URINETOWN Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut Next Week Photo URINETOWN Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut Next Week
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

'Urinetown' makes its debut at the Mac-Haydn Theatre, running July 7-17. Planned for the Mac-Haydn's 2020 season (but postponed due to COVID), the production is two years in the making.

Cast Announced For YEAST NATION at Southwark Playhouse Photo Cast Announced For YEAST NATION at Southwark Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

The cast for the London debut of Yeast Nation has been announced today, combining four seasoned performers with four recent graduates.

Photos: First Look at New Line Theatre's URINETOWN Photo Photos: First Look at New Line Theatre's URINETOWN
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022

Set in 2027, Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis' URINETOWN is an hilariously subversive fable of greed, corruption, love, revolution, and urination, in a time when water is worth its weight in gold and there's no such thing as a free pee. Set in a near-future dystopian Gotham, a severe 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens are forced to use public 'amenities' now, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. In this nightmare world, the punishment for an unauthorized pee is a trip to the dreaded Urinetown. But from the ruins of Democracy and courtesy flushes, there rises an unlikely hero who decides he's held it long enough, and he launches a People's Revolution to lead them all to urinary freedom!

Photos: First Look at URINETOWN at New Line Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at URINETOWN at New Line Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

Set in 2027, Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis' URINETOWN is an hilariously subversive fable of greed, corruption, love, revolution, and urination, in a time when water is worth its weight in gold and there's no such thing as a free pee.

YEAST NATION Comes to Southwark Playhouse This Summer Photo YEAST NATION Comes to Southwark Playhouse This Summer
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 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. Yeast Nation (The Triumph of Life) 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 (The Toxic Avenger, Night of the Living Dead - Live!)

Cast Changes Announced for Nicholas Kaminski in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Cast Changes Announced for Nicholas Kaminski in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Nicholas Kaminski on January 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Nicholas Kaminski is a rising musical theatre composer/lyricist whose songs are profoundly funny, witty, and poignant.

Mark Hollmann Videos

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

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!

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!


Mark Hollmann Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Mark Hollmann written?
Mark Hollmann has written 6 shows including My Man Godfrey (Composer/Lyricist), Urinetown (Composer), Wild Goat (Composer/Lyricist), Urinetown Prequel (Composer/Lyricist), The Man in the White Suit (Lyricist), The Sting (Composer/Lyricist).

What awards has Mark Hollmann been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Urinetown The Musical Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown .

What awards has Mark Hollmann won?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Urinetown The Musical Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetownand Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown.