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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 and Donna Murphy Photo

Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy

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Bernadette Peters, Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy Photo

Bernadette Peters, Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy

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Mary Beth Peil, Bernadette Peters,Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy Photo

Mary Beth Peil, Bernadette Peters,Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy

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05/16/2019
Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy Photo

Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy

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05/16/2019

 

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Productions

[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

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Surprises WICKED Star Talia Suskauer on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW Photo VIDEO: Idina Menzel Surprises WICKED Star Talia Suskauer on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Broadway's Tony Award-winning original Elphaba, Idina Menzel, stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show for a surprise visit with the Broadway production's current green girl, Talia Suskauer.

Idina Menzel Launches New Clothing Line Photo Idina Menzel Launches New Clothing Line
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Idina Menzel has launched a new clothing line called Encore!

A STRANGE LOOP Original Broadway Cast Recording To Be Released in June Photo A STRANGE LOOP Original Broadway Cast Recording To Be Released in June
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

​Ghostlight Records and Yellow Sound Label have announced that the original Broadway Cast Recording of A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning musical will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 10.

Eleri Ward to Release Special Vinyl Edition of A PERFECT LITTLE DEATH Photo Eleri Ward to Release Special Vinyl Edition of A PERFECT LITTLE DEATH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS will release a special vinyl edition of Eleri Ward album A Perfect Little Death on Friday, June 17. It’s currently available for pre-order. She will celebrate the release with a special sold-out concert at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street) in New York on June 7, which follows two sold-out shows earlier this year.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael John LaChiusa Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael John LaChiusa
by Elliot Lanes - May 5, 2022

Today’s subject Michael John LaChuisa is currently living his theatre life as the composer for the upcoming production of Our Town at Shakespeare Theatre Company. The production runs May 12th through June 11th in STC’s Sidney Harman Hall and features (wait for it) a FULL cast of DC performers.

BWW Feature: BRIGITTE HEITZER MAAKT DE CAST VAN HELLO AGAIN COMPLEET! Photo BWW Feature: BRIGITTE HEITZER MAAKT DE CAST VAN HELLO AGAIN COMPLEET!
by Chantal Kunst - May 5, 2022

Met de toepasselijke titel Hello Again keert De Kernploeg na twee zomers afwezigheid terug naar het theater. Naast de eerder bekendgemaakte acteurs zal niemand minder dan Brigitte Heitzer de cast compleet maken. In deze vierde titel van De Kernploeg reis je kriskras door de twintigste eeuw langs tien affaires, van een broeierige dansvloer in een New Yorkse club in de jaren '70 tot de laatste minuten op de Titanic in 1912. Hello Again is te zien vanaf 30 juni t/m 10 juli en gaat in première op zaterdag 2 juli, exclusief te zien in DeLaMar West, Amsterdam.

Photos: Idina Menzel Attends a Performance of WICKED and Poses With the Cast Photo Photos: Idina Menzel Attends a Performance of WICKED and Poses With the Cast
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

Idina Menzel returned to her roots this weekend as she stopped by a performance of Wicked at the Gershwin Theater.

Theater Latte Da Awards $20,000 Next Generation Commission To Support New Musical The Photo Theater Latte Da Awards $20,000 Next Generation Commission To Support New Musical Theatre By Women and BIPOC Artists
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022

Theater Latté Da today announces Bethany Brinton, Crystal Manich and Celeste Moreno as the recipients of the NEXT Generation Commission in 2022, furthering Theater Latté Da's commitment to providing opportunities for women artists and BIPOC artists. The NEXT Generation Commission supports the creation and development of new musical theatre projects whose creative teams are at least 50% women artists or BIPOC artists. The creative team will share the $20,000 commission.

Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris, and André De Shields Will Lead WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL  Photo Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris, and André De Shields Will Lead WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL World Premiere in Connecticut
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris and Tony Award winner André De Shields will star in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo's new backstage comedy WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL.

Joe Iconis Announces New 44-Track Record, ALBUM, Featuring Andrew Rannells, Lin-Manue Photo Joe Iconis Announces New 44-Track Record, ALBUM, Featuring Andrew Rannells, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Krysta Rodriguez, and More!
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS announced the new recording by musical theater virtuoso Joe Iconis, a sprawling new 44-track album, simply titled Album, due out on Friday, June 17. The album features over 70 members of Iconis’ vast family of collaborators including Aaron Tveit, Andrew Rannells, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Krysta Rodriguez, Kerry Butler, Danny Burstein, Annie Golden, George Salazar, Will Roland, Andrew Barth Feldman and many more.

Michael John LaChiusa Videos

VIDEO: Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel Sing 'I'm Every Woman' in Honor of International W VideoVIDEO: 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  VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 “superstar mom” 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 “Modern Family” 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Chats LOG CABIN Off-Broadway & More on LATE NIGHT WITH SE VideoVIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Chats LOG CABIN Off-Broadway & More on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Macon Prickett - Jun 19, 2018

Jesse Tyler Ferguson talks about his play Log Cabin, partying all night in Berlin, asking playwright Tony Kushner to marry him and his husband, & More on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out the clip below!

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFL VideoVIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFLE ALONG
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2018

On Day 14 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate another Best Direction of A Play nominee, legendary artist George C. Wolfe.

VIDEO: London Cast Recording of WORKING to Be Released Next Week VideoVIDEO: London Cast Recording of WORKING to Be Released Next Week
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2018

Ghostlight Records will release the Original London Cast Recording of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING on Friday, March 2. Watch below for a preview of the new show!

BWW TV: The Latest Lyricists- Meet the 2018 Winners of the Kleban Prize VideoBWW TV: The Latest Lyricists- Meet the 2018 Winners of the Kleban Prize
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2018

The Kleban Foundation just presented the 28th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. Adjudication in the 2018 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist category resulted in a tie between Alan Schmuckler and Amanda Yesnowitz, and the 2018 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Christian Duhamel.


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.