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Michael Mitnick

 
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh
Bio:
Michael Mitnick wrote "Sex Lives of Our Parents" (Second Stage Uptown, The Kennedy Center), "Fly By Night" with Will Connolly and Kim Rosenstock (Drama Desk-nominated Best Musical, Playwrights Horizons, Dallas Theater Center, TheatreWorks), "Ed, Downloaded" (Denver Center Theatre Company, Washington ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Pittsburgh

Bio:
Michael Mitnick wrote "Sex Lives of Our Parents" (Second Stage Uptown, The Kennedy Center), "Fly By Night" with Will Connolly and Kim Rosenstock (Drama Desk-nominated Best Musical, Playwrights Horizons, Dallas Theater Center, TheatreWorks), "Ed, Downloaded" (Denver Center Theatre Company, Washington ... (read complete bio)
 

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Michael Mitnick and Devan May Photo

Michael Mitnick and Devan May

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10/24/2019
Adam Gwon Michael Mitnick and Lonny Price Photo

Adam Gwon Michael Mitnick and Lonny Price

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10/24/2019
Michael Mitnick (Book) Photo

Michael Mitnick (Book)

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10/24/2019
Sam Pinkleton, Carolyn Cantor, Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly  and Michael Mitnick  Photo

Sam Pinkleton, Carolyn Cantor, Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly and Michael Mitnick

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04/15/2014
Sam Pinkleton, Carolyn Cantor, Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly  and Michael Mitnick   Photo

Sam Pinkleton, Carolyn Cantor, Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly and Michael Mitnick

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04/15/2014
 
Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter

Michael Mitnick Biography

Michael Mitnick wrote "Sex Lives of Our Parents" (Second Stage Uptown, The Kennedy Center), "Fly By Night" with Will Connolly and Kim Rosenstock (Drama Desk-nominated Best Musical, Playwrights Horizons, Dallas Theater Center, TheatreWorks), "Ed, Downloaded" (Denver Center Theatre Company, Washington Ensemble Theatre) and "Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman" (City Lights Theater Company, The Wild Project). His songs have been performed at Lincoln Center Theater, Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room and The Guggenheim. He currently is writing commissions for the Geffen Playhouse and the Roundabout Theatre Company. His film and television work includes the screenplay for "The Giver," the HBO show "Vinyl," and the screenplay for the upcoming film "The Current War" starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon. He is a graduate of Harvard University and holds an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh.

Michael Mitnick Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Michael Mitnick, Fly By Night

Michael Mitnick News

Yale Repertory Theatre to Present BETWEEN TWO KNEES Photo Yale Repertory Theatre to Present BETWEEN TWO KNEES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Yale Repertory Theatre¬†will conclude¬†its 2022 season with¬†Between Two Knees. The play, written by the intertribal sketch comedy troupe¬†The 1491s¬†and directed by¬†Eric Ting, is presented with¬†Oregon Shakespeare Festival.¬†Between Two Knees¬†will be performed May 12‚ÄďJune 4 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street).

Allison Tolman, Alysia Reiner, T.R. Knight & More to Join 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLO Photo Allison Tolman, Alysia Reiner, T.R. Knight & More to Join 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will return for tonight on Instagram @24hourplays. A bold group of top actors and writers have been paired to create a set of all-new pieces. From 6 PM onward, the new monologues will be published, one every 15 minutes.

Road Less Traveled Productions Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Road Less Traveled Productions Announces 2022-2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 22, 2022

Road Less Traveled Productions has announced its 2022-2023 season at the Road Less Traveled Theater.  

Erika Henningsen, Grey Henson & More to Perform in 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Photo Erika Henningsen, Grey Henson & More to Perform in 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will return for 'Season 3' tonight on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/. A bold group of top actors and writers have been paired to create a set of all-new pieces. From 6 PM onward, the new monologues will be published, one every 15 minutes.

Matthew Morrison, Noah Galvin, and More Set For THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Broadway Gala Photo Matthew Morrison, Noah Galvin, and More Set For THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Broadway Gala
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays have announced additional performers who will be joining the incredible line-up for the 21st Annual The 24 Hour Plays Broadway Gala on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Extraordinary artists from Broadway, TV and film will come together to create brand-new plays and musicals written, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours.  

21st Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Broadway Gala Set For Next Month Photo 21st Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Broadway Gala Set For Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021

Extraordinary artists from Broadway, TV and film will come together to create brand-new plays and musicals written, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours.

Jessica Hecht, Drew Droege, Jessica Jade Andres & More to Take Part in THE 24 HOUR PL Photo Jessica Hecht, Drew Droege, Jessica Jade Andres & More to Take Part in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will return on Tuesday, October 5th, with an all new series of unforgettable performances. Eighteen actors have been paired with writers who have crafted unique pieces especially for them. From 6 PM until 10 PM, new monologues will be published every 15 minutes.  

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Returns With Flaco Navaja, Joel Marsh Garland, Na Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Returns With Flaco Navaja, Joel Marsh Garland, Natalie Walker & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will return on Tuesday, September 14th, with an all new series of unforgettable performances. Sixteen actors have been paired with writers who have crafted unique pieces especially for them. From 6 PM until 10 PM, new monologues will be published every 15 minutes.  

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

Since 2001, MTC has awarded a total of 100 commissions through the Sloan Foundation Program. Learn more about this year's commissions here!

Hugh Dancy, Kathleen Chalfant, Noah Galvin, and More Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on June 2 Photo Hugh Dancy, Kathleen Chalfant, Noah Galvin, and More Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on June 29
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will premiere on Tuesday, June 29th, with an all new series of unforgettable performances.

Michael Mitnick Videos

BWW TV: Ryan McCartan, Taylor Iman Jones & Adam Gwon Get Grilled on SCOTLAND, PA! VideoBWW TV: Ryan McCartan, Taylor Iman Jones & Adam Gwon Get Grilled on SCOTLAND, PA!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 24, 2019

Fair is foul and foul is fair in Scotland, PA- the setting of Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere musical of the same name. Currently playing at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, the Shakespearean spin-off, written by Michael Mitnick and Adam Gwon, brings dangerously delicious humor to a familiar story.

BWW TV: Go Inside the Bloody Awesome Opening Night of SCOTLAND, PA! VideoBWW TV: Go Inside the Bloody Awesome Opening Night of SCOTLAND, PA!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 27, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA opened officially earlier this week on Wednesday, October 23. This will be a limited engagement at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). The new musical features a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Ryan McCartan, Taylor Iman Jones & More in SCOTLAND, PA VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Ryan McCartan, Taylor Iman Jones & More in SCOTLAND, PA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2019

Previews are underway for Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA , which opens officially on Wednesday, October 23. This will be a limited engagement at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). The new musical features a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.

BWW TV: Meet the Cast and Catch a Sneak Peek of Killer Musical, SCOTLAND, PA! VideoBWW TV: Meet the Cast and Catch a Sneak Peek of Killer Musical, SCOTLAND, PA!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 20, 2019

Previews are underway for Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA , which opens officially on Wednesday, October 23. This will be a limited engagement at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). The new musical features a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Priceand choreographed by Josh Rhodes.

VIDEO: Preview SCOTLAND, PA in New Music Video Featuring Ryan McCartan & Taylor Iman  VideoVIDEO: Preview SCOTLAND, PA in New Music Video Featuring Ryan McCartan & Taylor Iman Jones
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2019

Adam Gwon & Michael Mitnick's new musical SCOTLAND, PA begins performances tomorrow September 14. Watch a preview music video below as Ryan McCartan and Taylor Iman Jones perform 'Clairvoyant'.

BWW TV: Watch Taylor Iman Jones, Dave Thomas Brown & More Sing from Adam Gwon's SCOTL VideoBWW TV: Watch Taylor Iman Jones, Dave Thomas Brown & More Sing from Adam Gwon's SCOTLAND, PA
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 15, 2019

Just last week, Gwon previewed some of the new songs at Green Room 42, featuring  cast member Taylor Iman Jones, plus Dave Thomas Brown, Arielle Jacobs, Jessica Vosk, Bonnie Milligan, Ben Fankhauser, Deborah S. Craig, Raymond J. Lee, Sarah Lynn Marion, Destinee Rea, and Sevan Greene. Watch below as they sing 'Why I Love Football,' 'What We've Got,' and Clairvoyant.'

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut: 'It's More Than I Could Have Asked For'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 3, 2016

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is best known for her breakout role as Patsey in '12 Years a Slave,' and now she's heading to Broadway for the first time ever, with a starring role in ECLIPSED.

BWW TV: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Is Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2016

Following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, ECLIPSED will begin previews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will reprise her role on Broadway for this strictly limited engagement. She just chatted with BroadwayWorld about preparing for her big Broadway debut and you can check out what she had to say below!

VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Star Wars & Broadway's ECLIPSED on 'Daily Show'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 3, 2015

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by last night's THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH to talk about filming CGI scenes in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and discuss her role as a Liberian woman coping with war in the upcoming Broadway play ECLIPSED.

BWW TV: Emily Skeggs, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kate Shindle & More Perform at SING AND TELL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 2, 2015

Last night, Thursday October 1, Samuel French, the world's largest publisher and licensor of stage plays and musicals, in collaboration with HowlRound, presented Sing and Tell: A Benefit Concert for the Dramatists Guild Fund at Feinstein's/54 Below.


Michael Mitnick Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Mitnick written?
Michael Mitnick has written 3 shows including Sex Lives of Our Parents (Playwright), Fly By Night: A New Musical (Playwright), Scotland, PA (Bookwriter).

What awards has Michael Mitnick been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Fly By Night .