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Michael Korie

 
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Michael Korie wrote the lyrics to composer Scott Frankel's music for Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven, Doll, Happiness, Meet Mister Future, and War Paint. Their scores have been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards, received The Outer Critics Circle Award, and have been produced on and off ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael Korie wrote the lyrics to composer Scott Frankel's music for Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven, Doll, Happiness, Meet Mister Future, and War Paint. Their scores have been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards, received The Outer Critics Circle Award, and have been produced on and off ... (read complete bio)

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Michael Korie Biography

Michael Korie wrote the lyrics to composer Scott Frankel's music for Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven, Doll, Happiness, Meet Mister Future, and War Paint. Their scores have been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards, received The Outer Critics Circle Award, and have been produced on and off Broadway, nationally and in Europe. The recent London production of Grey Gardens was awarded the 2017 Off-West End "Offies" Best Musical of the Year. Korie's librettos to operas composed by Stewart Wallace include Harvey Milk, Hopper's Wife, Where's Dick? and Kabbalah. He adapted Steinbeck’s novel for the libretto to The Grapes of Wrath composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. His operas have been produced at San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera, BAM Next Wave Festival, Carnegie Hall, and Disney Los Angeles Symphony Hall. Korie collaborated with co-lyricist Amy Powers on the lyrics to the musical Doctor Zhivago composed by Lucy Simon, produced in Europe, Australia, Asia, Scandinavia, and on Broadway in 2015. Korie has collaborated with playwrights Doug Wright, Richard Greenberg, Michael Weller, John Weidman, and directors Michael Greif, Des McAnuff, Christopher Alden, Susan Stroman, and Richard Foreman. His lyrics have received the Edward Kleban Prize, Jonathan Larson Award, and the ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award. He is the recipient of this year's Marc Blitzstein Award given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Michael Korie Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Michael KorieFlying Over Sunset
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Michael KorieFlying Over Sunset
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Lyrics
Michael Korie, War Paint
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lyrics
Michael Korie, Far from Heaven
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Michael Korie, Grey Gardens
 
- 1997 - Most promising musical theatre lyricist Gold Star
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Michael Korie News

Santino Fontana, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More to Take Part in KEEN ON NEW WORK Reading  Photo Santino Fontana, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More to Take Part in KEEN ON NEW WORK Reading Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Keen Company has announced details for Keen On New Work. Launched in October of 2013, The Keen Playwrights Lab brings together three playwrights in mid-career to develop new work through an environment of camaraderie and support. Santino Fontana, Celia Keenan-Bolger and more will be taking part.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2022-2023 Fellows Class Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2022-2023 Fellows Class
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

Dramatists Guild Foundation has announced the 2022-2023 class of Fellows. The program propels the most promising creative talents to their full potential to help shape the future of theater. 

Full Cast Announced For DOCTOR ZHIVAGO in Concert at The London Palladium Starring Ra Photo Full Cast Announced For DOCTOR ZHIVAGO in Concert at The London Palladium Starring Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2022

Full casting is announced for DOCTOR ZHIVAGO ‚Äď IN CONCERT playing at the London Palladium for one-night-only on Sunday 7 May 2023.¬†

Listen: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Discusses His Early Work & More on THE DRAMATISTS GUIL Photo Listen: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Discusses His Early Work & More on THE DRAMATISTS GUILD PRESENTS: TALKBACK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America is presenting season four of The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK. The Guild celebrates writers from a diverse array of backgrounds and how they’ve built meaningful careers within a constantly evolving industry. The first episode of the season debuts today with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Listen here!

Broadway Composer Lucy Simon Has Passed Away Photo Broadway Composer Lucy Simon Has Passed Away
by BWW Staff - Oct 20, 2022

Musical theatre composer Lucy Simon, best known for The Secret Garden and Doctor Zhivago, has passed away from metastatic breast cancer.

Jessie Mueller to Perform With Seth Rudetsky at Steppenwolf Theatre in January 2023 Photo Jessie Mueller to Perform With Seth Rudetsky at Steppenwolf Theatre in January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress, Carousel and The Minutes) will present a hometown concert, hosted and music directed by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky at Steppenwolf. The concert on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 8 pm in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater.

Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Shoenmaker Will Lead DOCTOR ZHIVAGO - IN CONCERT in May 20 Photo Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Shoenmaker Will Lead DOCTOR ZHIVAGO - IN CONCERT in May 2023
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

Following the spectacular success of the 2019 UK concert premiere of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, its stars Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker will reprise their roles in DOCTOR ZHIVAGO ‚Äď IN CONCERT at the London Palladium for one-night-only on Sunday 7 May 2023.¬† Full casting will be announced at a later date.

Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY Photo Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March ‚Äď Sunday 26 March 2023.

FLYING OVER SUNSET Will Be Available for Licensing through MTI Photo FLYING OVER SUNSET Will Be Available for Licensing through MTI
by Team BWW - Jun 16, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI)¬†has announced the acquisition of the Outer Critics Circle and Tony Award¬ģ-nominated musical Flying Over Sunset.

BWW Review: A Revised, Dream-Haunted HARVEY MILK  at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Photo BWW Review: A Revised, Dream-Haunted HARVEY MILK at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis
by Steve Callahan - Jun 13, 2022

A marvelously theatrical, dream-haunted evening tells of gay-rights activist Harvey Milk’s life and death.

Michael Korie Videos

Meet the Nomine: Tom Kitt Talks FLYING OVER SUNSET Collaboration & More! Videoplay
Meet the Nomine: Tom Kitt Talks FLYING OVER SUNSET Collaboration & More!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Tom Kitt!

VIDEO: See Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, Tony Yazbeck & More in FLYING OVER SUNS Videoplay
VIDEO: See Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, Tony Yazbeck & More in FLYING OVER SUNSET

by Show Highlights - Dec 10, 2021

Set in the 1950’s, FLYING OVER SUNSET is a work of fiction inspired by the lives of three extraordinary and accomplished people - writer Aldous Huxley (played by Harry Hadden-Paton); playwright, diplomat, and congresswoman, Clare Boothe Luce (Carmen Cusack); and film legend Cary Grant (Tony Yazbeck) - each of whom in real life experimented with the drug LSD.

VIDEO: FLYING OVER SUNSET Begins Rehearsals; Check Out All New Clips From the Show! Videoplay
VIDEO: FLYING OVER SUNSET Begins Rehearsals; Check Out All New Clips From the Show!

by Show Highlights - Oct 20, 2021

Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, October 19, for the return of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of the new musical FLYING OVER SUNSET. Check out all new clips from the show featuring Carmen Cusack, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Harry Hadden-Paton, Nehal Joshi, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, Atticus Ware, and Tony Yazbeck!

Video Flashback: Jeremy Jordan Performs in FINDING NEVERLAND at American Repertory Th Videoplay
Video Flashback: Jeremy Jordan Performs in FINDING NEVERLAND at American Repertory Theatre

by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2021

Finding Neverland is a musical with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham adapted from the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee and its 2004 film version Finding Neverland.

Broadway Rewind: WAR PAINT Arrives on Broadway with Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: WAR PAINT Arrives on Broadway with Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2020

Today we rewind to 2017, when War Paint opened at the Nederlander Theatre, where it ran for 236 performances. Led by Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, the musical featured a book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and direction by Michael Greif. 

VIDEO: Quentin Garzón and Ali Ewoldt Sing 'Now' From DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Videoplay
VIDEO: Quentin Garzón and Ali Ewoldt Sing 'Now' From DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2020

Quentin Garzón has released a new video in his Virtual Performance series, featuring himself and Ali Ewoldt singing 'Now' from Doctor Zhivago.

VIDEO: Check Out The Dramatists Guild's Exclusive Interview Footage of Terrence McNal Videoplay
VIDEO: Check Out The Dramatists Guild's Exclusive Interview Footage of Terrence McNally

by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2020

The Dramatists Guild Opera Committee has shared exclusive footage of an interview with Terrence McNally.

BWW TV: What Is FLYING OVER SUNSET All About? The Broadway Cast Explains! Videoplay
BWW TV: What Is FLYING OVER SUNSET All About? The Broadway Cast Explains!

by TV - Press Previews - Feb 14, 2020

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of the new musical Flying Over Sunset is officially in rehearsals! The musical, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, will begin previews Thursday, March 12, and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). What is the new musical all about?

VIDEO: Listen to a Song from FLYING OVER SUNSET in New TV Spot Videoplay
VIDEO: Listen to a Song from FLYING OVER SUNSET in New TV Spot

by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2020

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of the new musical Flying Over Sunset is officially in rehearsals! The musical, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, will begin previews Thursday, March 12, and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).Check out a just-released TV spot for the new musical, featuring brand new music by Kitt and Korie!

VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker Preview DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Concert Videoplay
VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker Preview DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Concert

by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Doctor Zhivago will make its UK concert premiere this September. The concert will star Ramin Karimloo (Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Lara Guishar), with further casting to be announced, and will take place at Cadogan Hall, on 1 September, 2pm and 6.30pm. Karimloo and Schoenmaker recently gave a preview at The Theatre Cafe.


Michael Korie Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Korie written?
Michael Korie has written 7 shows including Zhivago (Lyricist), Grey Gardens (Lyricist), Happiness (Lyricist), Far From Heaven (Lyricist), Doctor Zhivago (Lyrics), War Paint (Lyrics), Flying Over Sunset (Lyrics).

What awards has Michael Korie been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Flying Over Sunset , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Flying Over Sunset , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for War Paint , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Far from Heaven Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Grey Gardens and Most promising musical theatre lyricist () for .

What awards has Michael Korie won?
Most promising musical theatre lyricist () for .