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Max Vernon (Book, Music & Lyrics) is a 3 time Drama Desk nominee, Out100 Honoree, and recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Richard Rodgers Award, Jonathan Larson Grant, New York Stage and Film's Founders Award, New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, and the JFund Award from the Jerome Foundation. They have been a Dramatist Guild Theatre Fellow, MacDowell Fellow, and an artist in residence at Berkeley Rep, Ars Nova, Kimmel Center (viaThe Public Theater), Disney Creative Entertainment, and Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, among others. Their musical, The View UpStairs, ran 105 performances Off-Broadway and will have sixteen new productions around the world in 2017-2019; original cast recording on Broadway Records. Their other musical, KPOP, enjoyed a sold-out, extended run at Ars Nova this past October and was the most nominated Off-Broadway show of the 2017-2018 season. Max is also an acclaimed cabaret artist. Notable concert performances include a sold out 6 month residency at Joe’s Pub of the Public Theater (“Existential Life Crisis Lullaby”), Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Max Vernon Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2023 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

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Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Lyrics

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Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Music

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- 2015 - Jonathan Larson Grant

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Adam Chanler-Berat And Julian Hornik Selected For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat's Triple R Program

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Larry Owens & More to Perform at Larson Legacy Concert Series at Adelphi University

Adelphi University reveals Daniel Henri Emond, Veronica Mansour, and Larry Owens as performers for the Larson Legacy Concert Series 2024-25. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Applications Open for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat's Weeklong Summer Residencies for Musical Theatre Writers

Applications are now open for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat's weeklong summer residencies for musical theatre writers. Nine teams will be selected for a private retreat in the Hudson Valley to focus solely on writing their musical.

Alex Timbers to be Honored at Ars Nova's Nova Ball

Ars Nova will honor Tony & Golden Globe winner Alex Timbers at Nova Ball, Ars Nova’s annual benefit-turned-party of the season.

Ensemble Theatre Company Adds Performance of RING OF FIRE: The Music Of Johnny Cash

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY is adding a performance of 'RING OF FIRE: The Music of Johnny Cash' due to overwhelming demand.

Sara Bareilles, Grace McLean, John Behlmann & More to Join ISAAC OLIVER'S LONELY CHRISTMAS at Ars Nova

Ars Nova has revealed an all-star lineup of special guest artists for Isaac Oliver’s Lonely Christmas, a benefit to support Ars Nova. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Ars Nova Unveils November & December Events Including Isaac Oliver's LONELY CHRISTMAS, SHOWGASM & More

Check out the exciting lineup of November and December events announced by Ars Nova, including benefit performances of Isaac Oliver's Lonely Christmas on December 11 and 12. Get your tickets now!

Ensemble Theatre Company to Present RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH

Ensemble Theatre Company presents 'Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash' directed by Randy Redd at the New Vic Theatre in Santa Barbara. Don't miss this roof-lifting, crowd-pleasing musical tribute to Johnny Cash.

Beth Malone and Adam Chanler-Berat Will Host Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Gala This Month

Tony Award-nominee Beth Malone (FUN HOME, ANGELS IN AMERICA) and Adam Chanler-Berat (PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, AMELIE) will host the annual fundraising gala “Songs of our Summer from Rhinebeck to Chelsea” at Chelsea Table & Stage on November 27 at 6:30pm.

Ars Nova Unveils New Fall 2023 Programming Including SHOWGASM, DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY & More

Check out the exciting new lineup of Fall 2023 shows at Ars Nova, including benefit performances of Dixie's Tupperware Party on NOV 16 & 17. Get your tickets now at Ars Nova's website.

Ars Nova Partners with Julio Torres To Identify, Develop, & Commission New Comedy

To celebrate this partnership, Torres will return to Ars Nova on Oct 26 to host SHOWGASM. Get more information about the event here!

All Star Cast Lead Celebration Of LGBTQ+ Representation In Musical Theatre at The Other Palace

A one night celebration of new LGBTQ+ musical theatre comes to The Other Palace this October in fantasies come true. Learn more about the upcoming performance here!

Theatre Philadelphia Unveils First Full Slate Of Barrymore Nominees Since 2019

The Barrymore Awards return to honor the 2022-2023 theatre season in Philadelphia. With 66 productions recommended, this year's nominations celebrate the diversity of local artists and theatre companies. Stay tuned for the ceremony date and location announcement.

Ars Nova & National Black Theatre to Present World Premiere of (PRAY), A SACRED OFFERING by nicHi douglas

Discover the world premiere of (pray), a captivating production presented by Ars Nova and National Black Theatre in New York City. Don't miss this limited engagement performance that explores the profound power of sacred offerings.

Ars Nova Unveils Exciting 2023-2024 Season Featuring Two World Premieres and Flexible Ticket Pricing

Get a sneak peek of Ars Nova's highly anticipated 2023-2024 season, featuring two world premiere productions. Discover how you can secure your tickets at affordable prices for these must-see shows. Don't miss out on the excitement!

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Comes to Jefferson Performing Arts Center in September

Jefferson Performing Arts Society is bringing the musical The View UpStairs based in New Orleans at the 1973 French Quarter Upstairs Lounge, to Jefferson Performing Arts Center for five shows, September 8 through September 17.

Christopher Sieber, Major Attaway & More to Perform as Part of Paper Mill Playhouse's Brookside Cabaret

Paper Mill has revealed the fourth season of its popular Brookside Cabaret for 8 weeks beginning Wednesday, July 19.

Photos: Tony Awards Fashion- See Who Turned Up And Turned It Out On Broadway's Biggest Night!

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How many shows has Max Vernon written?

Max Vernon has written 2 shows including The View UpStars (Book, Music, and Lyrics), KPOP (Music and Lyrics).

What awards has Max Vernon been nominated for?

Max Vernon has been nominated for the following awards: - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for KPOP - Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for KPOP - Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for KPOP - Jonathan Larson Grant

What awards has Max Vernon won?

Max Vernon has won the Jonathan Larson Grant.

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