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Michael Cooper

 
Birth Place:
Arizona
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BROADWAY: It Shoulda Been You, starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce (Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Additional Lyrics, with book by Brian Hargrove, music by Barbara Anselmi). OFF-BROADWAY: City Of (Original song, with Anton Dudley), Playwrights Realm. REGIONAL: Music & Lyrics for ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Arizona

Bio:
BROADWAY: It Shoulda Been You, starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce (Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Additional Lyrics, with book by Brian Hargrove, music by Barbara Anselmi). OFF-BROADWAY: City Of (Original song, with Anton Dudley), Playwrights Realm. REGIONAL: Music & Lyrics for ... (read complete bio)

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[Broadway, 2015]
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Patrick Howarth, Michelle Polak, Michael Spence and Pam Patel

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Pam Patel, Michelle Polak, Michael Spence and Patrick Howarth

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Patrick Howarth, Pam Patel, Michael Spence and Michelle Polak, Michael Cooper

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Michael Cooper Biography

BROADWAY: It Shoulda Been You, starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce (Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Additional Lyrics, with book by Brian Hargrove, music by Barbara Anselmi). OFF-BROADWAY: City Of (Original song, with Anton Dudley), Playwrights Realm. REGIONAL: Music & Lyrics for Love, Always (book by Bill Connington), world premiere at Zeiders American Dream Theater in Virginia Beach, Summer 2016. MAC Award nominee, 2005 Jonathan Larson Award Winner. Musicals include: Second To Nun (Music, with book and lyrics by Anton Dudley); Luna Park (Lyrics and Additional Material, with Music and Additional Material by Hyeyoung Kim and Book by Daniel F. Levin), selected for the From Page To Stage Festival Of New Musicals in London; Sunfish (Co-Book/Lyrics, music by Hyeyoung Kim) Top Jury Honor DIMF, South Korea (2013). News To Me, Rites of Passage, Museum Pieces, and The Dome (Prospect Theater Co); Lizardman! (Libretto for The Albany Symphony's Dogs of Desire, music by David Mallamud). Selected for NAMT, The ASCAP/Disney Workshop, 4x15 at The Musical Theater Factory, NYTB (Timelines), and the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. BA: Williams College; MFA: NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Member of ASCAP and the Dramatist Guild.

Awards:
2011 BWW Award Best Musical (Medium Sized Theatre) for SUNFISH (Stoneham, MA)




Michael Cooper News

Becky Ann Baker and Nikki M. James Will Lead Industry Reading of New Musical ASK, I W Photo Becky Ann Baker and Nikki M. James Will Lead Industry Reading of New Musical ASK, I WILL TELL.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022

A private industry reading of Ask, I Will Tell, a new musical by Ben Diskant, will be presented in New York City on Thursday, June 23 at 3pm. 

BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE makes a triumphant return to Toronto Photo BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE makes a triumphant return to Toronto
by Isabella Perrone - May 9, 2022

If you’ve ever wanted to experience Mozart’s work live, there’s no time like the present to do so in Toronto. The Canadian Opera Company has brought their acclaimed production of THE MAGIC FLUTE back - delayed after a few years of theatre shut-downs, but better late than never in the case of this fantastical, funny, and thought-provoking story.

BWW Review: MACK & MABEL at The Alchemy Theatre Photo BWW Review: MACK & MABEL at The Alchemy Theatre
by Jesse Griffith - Apr 29, 2022

I was anxious to get back to the theatre after the pandemic hiatus on two levels - lingering fear of the 'Rona versus my life-long love affair with what is for me the greatest artistic performance genre of all: Musical Theatre. And we see here what won. I love musical theatre so much that I earned a degree as a triple threat from an exclusive conservatory, and know from whence I speak. Or type.

BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA's Powerhouse Cast and Crew Provide a Timeless, Stunning Produ Photo BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA's Powerhouse Cast and Crew Provide a Timeless, Stunning Production of The Verdi Classic at the Canadian Opera Company
by Isabella Perrone - Apr 27, 2022

The Canadian Opera Company marked its return-to-stage after nearly two years with this all-around stunning production of one of Verdi’s most well-known works. Clocking in at just shy of three hours, the four-act opera tells the tale of Parisian courtesan Violetta (Amina Edris, making her COC debut) and her lover Alfredo (Matthew Polenzani).

THE OCEAN OF ETERNITY â€" THE SONGS OF LORI LAITMAN Out Now Photo THE OCEAN OF ETERNITY â€" THE SONGS OF LORI LAITMAN Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Acis has released THE OCEAN OF ETERNITY - THE SONGS OF LORI LAITMAN Themes of life, longing and legacy permeate this new recording of songs by the celebrated American composer LORI LAITMAN.

VIDEO: HBO Releases WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY Trailer Photo VIDEO: HBO Releases WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY Trailer
by Michael Major - Feb 11, 2022

WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY is a fast-break series about the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court. The series features John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Tracye Letts, Rob Morgan, Sally Field, and more.

HBO Sets WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY Premiere Photo HBO Sets WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY Premiere
by Michael Major - Feb 9, 2022

Winning Time: the Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is a fast-break series about the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court. The series stars John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody, Tracy Letts, and more.

Vote  For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Off/Off-Off Broadway Awards; First Standings Announc Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Off/Off-Off Broadway Awards; First Standings Announced!
by BWW Awards - Dec 13, 2021

Voting is now open for the 2021 first ever, by popular demand, BroadwayWorld Off/Off-Off Broadway Awards - celebrating theatre all across NYC!

Jaime Lozano Takes The Lucille Lortel With The Familia With A One Night Only Concert Photo Jaime Lozano Takes The Lucille Lortel With The Familia With A One Night Only Concert
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2021

Jaime Lozano is taking the Lucille Lortel stage with a concert full of stories and songs featuring his 'Familia,' an all-Latinx/Latino/Latine lineup of the best Broadway and Off-Broadway performers including Mauricio MartĂ­nez (On Your Feet!), Florencia Cuenca (A Never-Ending Line), Marina Pires (On Your Feet!), and Cedric Leiba, Jr. (Carmen La Cubana); and also an all Latinx band formed by Ruben RodrĂ­guez (bass), Jhoely Garay (guitar) and Joel Mateo (drums).

BWW Review: JAIME LOZANO & THE FAMILIA CELBRANDO THE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH at Feins Photo BWW Review: JAIME LOZANO & THE FAMILIA CELBRANDO THE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH at Feinstein's/54 Below... FINALLY!
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 29, 2021

Jaime Lozano is all about creating work for the Latin and Hispanic communities, and in the process he creates good fun for a house full of enthusiastic music lovers.

Michael Cooper Videos

VIDEO: First Look At Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company VideoVIDEO: First Look At Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company
by Alan Henry - Oct 15, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presented the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor. The opera recounts the epic love story of Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young lover, Antinous. Erased by history, their story is reclaimed for the 21st century by its creators in a star-studded production from renowned Canadian director Peter Hinton. Hadrian runs for seven performances through October 27, 2018.

VIDEO: Yo! Spike Lee's New Joint SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT Premieres on Netflix 11/23; Watc VideoVIDEO: Yo! Spike Lee's New Joint SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT Premieres on Netflix 11/23; Watch Teaser!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2017

This Thanksgiving #Crooklyn Stand UP! DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling in the new Netflix original series, a Spike Lee Joint, SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, launching everywhere this Thanksgiving, November 23, 2017. Check out the teaser below!

VIDEO: Yo! Spike Lee's New Joint SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT Premieres on Netflix 11/23; Watch Teaser!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 26, 2017

This Thanksgiving #Crooklyn Stand UP! DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling in the new Netflix original series, a Spike Lee Joint, SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, launching everywhere this Thanksgiving, November 23, 2017. Check out the teaser below!

STAGE TUBE: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU On-Stage Proposal and Wedding Montage
by Sally Henry - Aug 8, 2015

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU has seen the most on-stage proposals and even weddings of any show this season. Given its subject matter, it makes sense. Where better to get engaged than a musical about marriage? Below, take a look back at some of those sweet moments in this highlights reel!

VIDEO: All New TV Spot for Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You. Watch a just-released TV spot for the production below!

VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks Broadway Directorial Debut in 'SHOULDA BEEN YOU'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 23, 2015

Actor David Hyde Pierce stopped by this week's THE VIEW to talk about making his Broadway directorial debut in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. 'It's very exciting,' shared the actor

VIDEO: David Burtka and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Pose for Vanity Fair Photo Shoot
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2015

The cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU recently got together for a special photo shoot which will be featured in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, photographed by Andrew Eccles.

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Opening Night of MAGIC/BIRD Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2012

MAGIC/BIRD opened at the Longacre Theatre on Wednesday, April 11. MAGIC/BIRD, directed by Tony Nominee Thomas Kail (Lombardi, In The Heights), reunites Lombardi playwright, Oscar Winner and Emmy Nominee, Eric Simonson on MAGIC/BIRD, a new American Play chronicling the intertwined life stories of two of the most influential figures in sports and pop culture of the past 25 years, basketball Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson. Check out highlights from opening night below!

STAGE TUBE: Magic Johnson Talks MAGIC/BIRD on 'The View'
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2012

NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson appeared on ABC's 'The View' this week to talk about the storied basketball rivalry and unique friendship with fellow basketball player Larry Bird. Their relationship is chronicled in the new Broadway show MAGIC/BIRD which opened Wednesday night, April 11 at The Longacre Theatre.

BWW TV: Chatting with The Company of MAGIC/BIRD on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2012

MAGIC/BIRD opened on Broadway last night, April 11 and BroadwayWorld was at the post-show celebration to chat with the company! Click below to hear from the cast and director Thomas Kail!


Michael Cooper Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Cooper written?
Michael Cooper has written 1 shows including Sunfish (Bookwriter).