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Michael John LaChiusa

 

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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Composer of Original Music
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Musical Director

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Michael John LaChiusa Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Michael John LaChiusa, First Daughter Suite
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Lyrics
Michael John LaChiusa, First Daughter Suite
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Music
Michael John LaChiusa, First Daughter Suite
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lyrics
Michael John LaChiusa, Giant
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Music
Michael John LaChiusa, Giant
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Michael John LaChiusa, Queen of the Mist
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lyrics
Michael John LaChiusa, Queen of the Mist
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Music
Michael John LaChiusa, Queen of the Mist
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Book of a Musical
Michael John LaChiusa, The Wild Party
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Book of a Musical
Michael John LaChiusa, Marie Christine
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Michael John LaChiusa, The Wild Party
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Michael John LaChiusa, Marie Christine
 
- 1999 - Most promising musical theatre librettist Gold Star
Michael John Lachiusa
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Book of a Musical
Michael John LaChiusa, Chronicle of a Death Foretold
 
Obie Awards - 1994 - Special Citations Gold Star
Michael John LaChiusa, First Lady Suite
 
Obie Awards - 1994 - Special Citations Gold Star
Michael John LaChiusa, Hello Again
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Michael John LaChiusa, Hello Again
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Music
Michael John LaChiusa, Hello Again

Michael John LaChiusa News

Andrew Keenan Bolger & Krysta Rodriguez to Perform With The Skivvies at Chelsea Table Photo Andrew Keenan Bolger & Krysta Rodriguez to Perform With The Skivvies at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2023

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the return of the ‚Äúundie rock‚ÄĚ sensation The Skivvies on Monday, April 17 at 7:00 PM.

THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION Featuring Jackie Hoffman, Lauren Molina & More Out No Photo THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION Featuring Jackie Hoffman, Lauren Molina & More Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2023

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS have released four new albums as the final installment of The Michael Friedman Collection.

Chelsea Table + Stage Presents James Jackson, Jr. Photo Chelsea Table + Stage Presents James Jackson, Jr.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2023

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE¬†‚Äď New York‚Äôs newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music ‚Äďwill present¬†James Jackson, Jr.¬†in his new show¬†‚ÄúOn Broadway‚Ä̬†on¬†Monday,¬†May 1¬†at¬†7:00 PM.

Exclusive: Hear A New Track 'The Civilians Theme Song' From THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLL Photo Exclusive: Hear A New Track 'The Civilians Theme Song' From THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2023

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS have announced the release of four new albums as the final installment of The Michael Friedman Collection. Adventures in Reality, Canard, Canard, Goose?, In the Footprint: The Battle for the Atlantic Yards, and Mr. Burns, a post-electric play will all be available in digital and streaming formats on Friday, March 24.

Amanda Jane Cooper, Jelani Remy & More to Lead IN THE TRENCHES: A PARENTING MUSICAL I Photo Amanda Jane Cooper, Jelani Remy & More to Lead IN THE TRENCHES: A PARENTING MUSICAL Industry Readings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2023

In The Trenches: A Parenting Musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Graham & Kristina Fuller, will receive industry readings on Friday, March 24th at 11am & 3pm at Ripley Grier Studios.

Listen: Eleri Ward's KEEP A TENDER DISTANCE to be Released on Vinyl in June Photo Listen: Eleri Ward's KEEP A TENDER DISTANCE to be Released on Vinyl in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2023

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that the new album Keep A Tender Distance rom singer/songwriter Eleri Ward will be released in a special vinyl edition on Friday, June 2. 

The Civilians To Honor Kurt Deutsch & Ghostlight Records at ADVENTURES IN REALITY, 20 Photo The Civilians To Honor Kurt Deutsch & Ghostlight Records at ADVENTURES IN REALITY, 2023 Spring Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2023

The Civilians will honor Grammy-winning industry executive Kurt Deutsch, Senior Vice President, Warner Music Entertainment & Theatrical Ventures, and Ghostlight Records at Adventures in Reality: The Civilians' 2023 Spring Benefit. 

Santino Fontana, Jason Gotay, Katie Thompson & More to Lead SPLIT Industry Reading Photo Santino Fontana, Jason Gotay, Katie Thompson & More to Lead SPLIT Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2023

Transport Group will present an industry-only presentations of the new musical Split, conceived by Michele Lowe with book by Lowe and music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak, starring Santino Fontana, Jason Gotay and more.

Jackie Hoffman, Lauren Molina & More to be Featured on THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTIO Photo Jackie Hoffman, Lauren Molina & More to be Featured on THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION Final Installment
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 13, 2023

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS have announced the release of four new albums as the final installment of The Michael Friedman Collection.

Sierra Madre Playhouse to Present Mike Farrell in DR. KEELING'S CURVE in April Photo Sierra Madre Playhouse to Present Mike Farrell in DR. KEELING'S CURVE in April
by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 12, 2023

Sierra Madre Playhouse will present Dr. Keeling's Curve, written by George Shea, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, and starring Mike Farrell at Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Performances run April 21- April 23, 2023.

Michael John LaChiusa Videos

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Reads Her Own JEOPARDY! Category Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel Reads Her Own JEOPARDY! Category

by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2022

A recent episode of Jeopardy! featured a category on Idina Menzel. Menzel appeared on the episode to read out the questions. Her appearance included questions on Wicked, Aida, Cinderella, and more. Watch a video clip from the episode to see if you can answer them all correctly!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks Returning to See WICKED on Broadway on THE VIEW Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks Returning to See WICKED on Broadway on THE VIEW

by Michael Major - Sep 28, 2022

Idina Menzel stopped by The View this morning with her sister, Cara Mentzel, to discuss their new children's book, Loud Mouse. During the interview, Menzel discussed her recent induction as a Disney Legend, her new film with Adam Sandler, and described her recent visit back to see Wicked on Broadway. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: Exclusive Look at LOS OTROS Starring Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa Videoplay
VIDEO: Exclusive Look at LOS OTROS Starring Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa

by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 10, 2022

The New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant) is currently playing at A.R.T./New York Theatres. Watch this video for an exclusive look at the production!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Inducted as a Disney Legend at the D23 Expo Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel Inducted as a Disney Legend at the D23 Expo

by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022

This year’s honorees include Frozen stars Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell. Plus, Chadwick Boseman, Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, and more. Watch a video clip from Menzel's acceptance speech as she sings 'When You Wish Upon A Star' from Pinocchio.

VIDEO: Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel Sing 'I'm Every Woman' in Honor of International W Videoplay
VIDEO: Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel Sing 'I'm Every Woman' in Honor of International Women's Day

by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2021

Today is International Women's Day! In celebration of this important occasion, CARE has brought together Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel to recreate the anthem 'I'm Every Woman.'

VIDEO: Michael John LaChiusa Performs From THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA as Part of the Old  Videoplay
VIDEO: Michael John LaChiusa Performs From THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA as Part of the Old Globe's Act Breaks Series

by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2020

Five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa shared an exclusive song from his new musical The Gardens of Anuncia, which will have its world premiere at The Old Globe.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks Fatherhood on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks Fatherhood on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW

by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2020

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is looking forward to becoming a dad for the first time, but he admits to ‚Äúsuperstar mom‚ÄĚ Kelly Clarkson that he has no idea what he's doing! Jesse also dishes that while he's excited about this next chapter, he's very sad to see ‚ÄúModern Family‚ÄĚ end this season. He reveals that he's already cried multiple times on set thinking about the end -- when he lets himself think about it at all, that is.

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Releases the Music Video for 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' from ID Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel Releases the Music Video for 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' from IDINA:LIVE

by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2018

Tony Award-winning actress, singer and performer Idina Menzel's music video for her studio version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is out now. Watch/share the video HERE. The song comes from her upcoming album idina: live which is slated for release October 12. Along with "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Menzel recently released her live versions of Rent's "Seasons of Love," and "Don't Rain on My Parade" which premiered at Playbill and TheaterMania respectively. 

VIDEO: MEAN GIRLS Star Taylor Louderman Stops By Broadway Boo's Videoplay
VIDEO: MEAN GIRLS Star Taylor Louderman Stops By Broadway Boo's

by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Mean Girls resident queen bee, Taylor Louderman, stopped by Broadway Boo this week. Check out her visit below!

VIDEO: George C. Wolfe Talks THE ICEMAN COMETH on Icons and Innovators Series Videoplay
VIDEO: George C. Wolfe Talks THE ICEMAN COMETH on Icons and Innovators Series

by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2018

On June 21, Susan Fales-Hill sat down for an intimate conversation with George C. Wolfe, the award-winning director and playwright who returned to Broadway this year with the new production of The Iceman Cometh.


Michael John LaChiusa Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael John LaChiusa written?
Michael John LaChiusa has written 16 shows including Bernarda Alba (Bookwriter), A...My Name Is Alice (Material), Buzzsaw Berkeley (Composer), Four Short Operas (Bookwriter), First Lady Suite (Bookwriter), Hello Again (Bookwriter), The Petrified Prince (Composer), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Additional Material), Marie Christine (Bookwriter), The Wild Party (Bookwriter), Little Fish (Bookwriter), R Shomon (Composer), Highest Yellow (Composer/Lyricist), Hotel C'est L'Amour (Composer/Lyricist), Giant (Composer & Lyricist), Rain (Composer/Lyricist).

What awards has Michael John LaChiusa been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for First Daughter Suite , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for First Daughter Suite , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for First Daughter Suite , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Giant , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Giant , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Queen of the Mist , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Queen of the Mist , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Queen of the Mist , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Wild Party , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Marie Christine , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Wild Party , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Marie Christine , Most promising musical theatre librettist () for , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Chronicle of a Death Foretold , Special Citations (Obie Awards) for First Lady Suite , Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Hello Again Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hello Again and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Hello Again .

What awards has Michael John LaChiusa won?
Most promising musical theatre librettist () for Special Citations (Obie Awards) for First Lady Suiteand Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Hello Again.