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Michael Weller

 

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Michael Weller Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Play
Michael Weller, Fifty Words
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
Michael Weller, Moonchildren

Michael Weller News

Jessica Hecht to Join Laura Linney in the World Premiere of SUMMER, 1976 Photo Jessica Hecht to Join Laura Linney in the World Premiere of SUMMER, 1976
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

Tony Award & Emmy Award Nominee Jessica Hecht will join Tony Award & Academy Award nominee Laura Linney in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Summer, 1976 written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn and directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.

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.¬†

MCC Theater To Produce Workshop of New Musical HEARTS BEAT LOUD in February 2023 Photo MCC Theater To Produce Workshop of New Musical HEARTS BEAT LOUD in February 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

MCC Theater will produce a four-week development workshop of a new musical, Hearts Beat Loud, to be presented on February 9 & 10, 2023. Hearts Beat Loud is based on the inspiring 2018 indie film set in Red Hook (starring Nick Offerman and Toni Collette).

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.

Review: HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING at Studio Theatre Photo Review: HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING at Studio Theatre
by David Friscic - Sep 29, 2022

The ‚Äúawful grace of God‚ÄĚ (from Aeschylus----prominently displayed on Robert F. Kennedy‚Äôs grave) has been a line I all too well understand as a Catholic---in the current and intellectually thrilling production of Heroes of the Fourth Turning, Aeschylus is more than apt.¬† These characters are given grace in circumstances that often resemble ‚ÄúThe Dark Night of the Soul‚ÄĚ (St. John of the Cross). The Studio Theatre is presenting a play that grabs hold of the mind and heart with a compelling dramatic throughline for all those who have thought about the role of the sacred in a secular society.

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.

MCC Theater Announces Audition Dates for 2022-23 MCC Youth Company Performance & Play Photo MCC Theater Announces Audition Dates for 2022-23 MCC Youth Company Performance & Playwriting Labs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

MCC Theater has announced the return of their full in-person season for the¬†MCC Youth Company¬†and¬†Student Matinee¬†programs after operating remotely and in a hybrid program for the last two seasons. MCC will be hosting a two day in-person audition on¬†Thursday October 20 and Friday October 21, 2022, from 4:30 ‚Äď 6:30pm.

Sierra Boggess, Carolee Carmello, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 30th Seaso Photo Sierra Boggess, Carolee Carmello, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 30th Season Gala
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) has announced additional casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The star-studded cast will be celebrating Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award winner David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 

Santino Fontana, Carolee Carmello, Ruthie Henshall & More to Take Part in Abingdon Th Photo Santino Fontana, Carolee Carmello, Ruthie Henshall & More to Take Part in Abingdon Theatre Company 30th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom. Stars will come out to celebrate Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award nominee David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 

Abingdon Theatre Company Announces 30th Season Featuring an Off-Broadway Premiere & M Photo Abingdon Theatre Company Announces 30th Season Featuring an Off-Broadway Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced details for their upcoming 30th Season, including one Off-Broadway premiere, a new season of Around The Table Readings, the return of their downtown cabaret series Broadway on the Bowery, and a new season of ATC's popular One Night Only series.

Michael Weller Videos

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.

BWW TV Exclusive: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Tam Mutu and Lora Lee Gayer Sing 'Watch the Moon' for the Lunar Eclipse!
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2015

The cast of new musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, which opened on April 21st and closed on May 10th, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre, hit the recording studio this spring to prepare for the release of the show's original cast recording, which is now available via Broadway Records HERE. Below, check out an exclusive video of Tam Mutu and Lora Lee Gayer performing 'Watch The Moon' in honor of the Blood Moon/Lunar Eclipse last night.

BWW TV Exclusive: Go Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2015

The cast of new musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, which opened on April 21st and closed on May 10th, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre, hit the recording studio this spring to prepare for the release of the show's original cast recording, which is now available via Broadway Records HERE. Below, check out an exclusive inside look at the cast in the recording studio!

BWW Audio Exclusive: Listen to 'Ashes and Tears' from the DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Cast Recording!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2015

The cast of new musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, which opened on April 21st and closed on May 10th, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre, hit the recording studio this spring to prepare for the release of the show's original cast recording, out via Broadway Records today, July 31st. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first listen of 'Ashes and Tears' from the album!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO!
by TV - Red Carpets - Apr 22, 2015

Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music byLucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld'S Richard Ridge was on the red carpet before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Nikki M. James, Jarrod Spector, Omar Sharif Jr., Judith Light and more!

BWW TV: A Russian Romance- Chatting with the Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 22, 2015

Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music byLucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night. Check out interviews with the full gang after the curtain went down below!

BWW TV: First Look- Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, and More in DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 19, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie(Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Seth Meyers Recounts His Parents' Trip to DOCTOR ZHIVAGO!
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2015

Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, the highly anticipated new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago is currently in previews and will open on Tuesday, April 21 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). On Last night's episode of 'Late Night,' Seth Meyers told a hilarious story about his parents' recent trip to the show. Find out what went down below!

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes with the Stars of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO - Leading Lady Kelli Barrett!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 24, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will begin performances on Friday, March 27, 2015, and open on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 6:30pm, at the Broadway Theatre. Doctor Zhivago is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller(Ragtime), music by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon(The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky). Below, watch the next installment in a series of 'Meet the Actors' videos to learn more about leading lady Kelli Barrett!

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for Broadway's DOCTOR ZHIVAGO; Performances Begin This Week!
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO begins performances on Broadway later this week on Friday, March 27, 2015, and will open on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 6:30pm, at the Broadway Theatre. Doctor Zhivago is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller(Ragtime), music by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon(The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky).


Michael Weller Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Weller written?
Michael Weller has written 7 shows including Moonchildren (Playwright), More Than You Deserve (Lyricist), Loose Ends (Playwright), Spoils of War (Playwright), Zhivago (Bookwriter), Fifty Words (Playwright), Doctor Zhivago (Book).

What awards has Michael Weller been nominated for?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Fifty Words and Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for Moonchildren .

What awards has Michael Weller won?
Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for Moonchildren.