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Micki Grant

 
Bio:
Ms. Grant has been involved in the creation of some 18 theatrical productions, five of them on Broadway. With the long-running Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, in which she also starred, she became the first woman to win a Grammy Award for the score of a Broadway musical. She also received Tony ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ms. Grant has been involved in the creation of some 18 theatrical productions, five of them on Broadway. With the long-running Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, in which she also starred, she became the first woman to win a Grammy Award for the score of a Broadway musical. She also received Tony ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Performer
  [Broadway]
1969
Performer (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1964
Ella Foreman
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Ella Foreman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Marietta Johnson
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962
Camille
Camille

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[Broadway, 1982]
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[Broadway, 1980]
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[Broadway, 1976]
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Writing

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Photos

Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, guest and Micki Grant Photo

Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, guest and Micki Grant

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06/27/2019
Susan Birkenhead and Micki Grant Photo

Susan Birkenhead and Micki Grant

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06/27/2019
Tina Fabrique, Micki Grant Photo

Tina Fabrique, Micki Grant

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04/13/2018
Donna Trinkoff, Micki Grant Photo

Donna Trinkoff, Micki Grant

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04/13/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Performer

  [Broadway]
1969
Performer (Standby)

  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1964
Ella Foreman

  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Ella Foreman

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Marietta Johnson

  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962
Camille

Camille

Productions

[Broadway, 1982]
Composer

[Broadway, 1980]
Composer

[Broadway, 1976]
Composer

Writing
Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
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Lyricist
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Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist

Micki Grant Biography

Ms. Grant has been involved in the creation of some 18 theatrical productions, five of them on Broadway.

With the long-running Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, in which she also starred, she became the first woman to win a Grammy Award for the score of a Broadway musical. She also received Tony nominations for book, music, and lyrics. Another Grammy nomination for the score (with Alex Bradford) of Your Arms Too Short to Box with God followed, as well as another Tony nomination for the score of Working. When Your Arms Too Short... and It's Nice to Be Civilized opened on sub-sequent evenings, Grant had the distinction of having two Broadway musicals running simultaneously.

She wrote the music and contributed lyrics for J. E. Franklin's Prodigal Daughter and contributed additional lyrics to Eubie! and Sweet & Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen. For Jacques Brel Blues, she supplied the English lyrics for 20 songs by the Belgian songwriter.

Along with ...I Can't Cope and Your Arms Too Short..., she has an extensive list of collaborations with the dynamic Emmy-winning director, Vinnette Carroll. She has written songs for educational television's Infinity Factory, and one of her several commercial jingles garnered the ad industry's prestigious CLIO Award.

Her creative body of work has been celebrated in two Off-Broadway musicals, Step Into My World at Amas Repertory Theatre, and Looking Back at New Federal Theatre.

As an actress, Ms. Grant has performed on and Off Broadway and in regional theatres around the country having made her Broadway debut as the ingenue in Langston Hughes' Tambourines to Glory. In the late '90s, a two-year National tour of the play Having Our Say took her to more than 68 U.S. cities and to Johannesburg, South Africa, earning her the Helen Hayes Award for her performance as Sadie Delany. She also appeared in the CBS movie of the same name.

The first African-American contract player on a daytime serial, she played the role of attorney Peggy Nolan on NBC's Another World for seven years, and has had continuing roles on Edge of Night and Guiding Light, as well as guesting on All My Children.

Directing credits include, among others, Ruby Dee's Two Ha Ha's and a Homeboy, starring Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee at Crossroads Theatre Company, and I Can't Cope for the Apollo Modern Black Classic Series.

A multitude of awards include the OBIE, NAACP Image, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Audelco's Outstanding Pioneer, AEA's Paul Robe-son, and the National Black Theatre Festival's Living Legend and the Sidney Poitier Lifelong Achievement awards. Grant was also the 2012 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dramatists Guild of America.

Micki Grant Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Micki GrantHaving Our Say
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Micki Grant, Working
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Book of a Musical
Micki Grant, Don't Bother Me
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Micki Grant, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Most Promising Lyricist Gold Star
Micki Grant, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Micki Grant, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope
 
Obie Awards - 1972 - Music and Lyrics Gold Star
Micki GrantDon't Bother Me, I Can't Cope

Micki Grant News

Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Aw Photo Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced further recipients for their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe’s Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Kelli O'Hara, Jessica Vosk, and More Announced for 92NY 2022/23 Tisch Music Season Photo Kelli O'Hara, Jessica Vosk, and More Announced for 92NY 2022/23 Tisch Music Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) has announced its 2022/23 Tisch Music Season, one of 92NY's largest and most diverse seasons to date.

Kelli O'Hara Will Appear in Concert at 92NY; Plus Lyrics & Lyricists  Performances An Photo Kelli O'Hara Will Appear in Concert at 92NY; Plus Lyrics & Lyricists Performances Announced
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

92NY has announced the Lyrics & Lyricists concert season along with Kelli O'Hara's 92NY solo concert debut ‚Äď the only NYC solo engagement of the season for the Tony Award winner.

VIDEO: Maestra's Georgia Stitt Previews What's in Store for AMPLIFY 2022 Photo VIDEO: Maestra's Georgia Stitt Previews What's in Store for AMPLIFY 2022
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2022

Bringing together Maestra friends and supporters from around the world, Amplify 2022 presented by American Express, will take place both in-person and virtually to raise money and highlight Maestra's programs which provide support, visibility, and community for the women and nonbinary music makers in the theater industry. Watch as Maestra founder and President Georgia Stitt tells us all about the latest Maestra updates and shares what's in store for the big night!

Jessica Vosk, Elizabeth Stanley, Heidi Blickenstaff, and More Will Celebrate Maestra  Photo Jessica Vosk, Elizabeth Stanley, Heidi Blickenstaff, and More Will Celebrate Maestra Music at AMPLIFY 2022
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

Maestra Music will hold its second annual concert and community event on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 8 pm. Bringing together Maestra friends and supporters from around the world, Amplify 2022 presented by American Express, will take place both in-person and virtually to raise money and highlight Maestra's programs which provide support, visibility, and community for the women and nonbinary music makers in the theater industry.

Memorial Announced for Broadway Composer, Lyricist and Book Writer, Micki Grant Photo Memorial Announced for Broadway Composer, Lyricist and Book Writer, Micki Grant
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2021

The family of Micki Grant has announced that a memorial service celebrating her life and legacy will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021, at 7:00 pm at The Riverside Church in New York City and on livestream.

Palo Alto Players Presents WORKING - A MUSICAL Next Month Photo Palo Alto Players Presents WORKING - A MUSICAL Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021

Palo Alto Players opens its 91 season with WORKING -  the groundbreaking, musical exploration of the American worker from all walks of life with songs by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), as well as favorites by Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Micki Grant, and more.

Wake Up With BWW 8/23: PASS OVER Reviews, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film Changes, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/23: PASS OVER Reviews, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film Changes, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2021

Today's top stories: Read the reviews for Pass Over, Ben Platt reveals changes for the upcoming Dear Evan Hansen film, and more!

Micki Grant, Composer, Playwright and Performer, Has Died at Age 92 Photo Micki Grant, Composer, Playwright and Performer, Has Died at Age 92
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2021

With the long-running Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, in which she also starred, she became the first woman to win a Grammy Award for the score of a Broadway musical. She also received Tony nominations for book, music, and lyrics. Another Grammy nomination for the score (with Alex Bradford) of Your Arms Too Short to Box with God followed, as well as another Tony nomination for the score of Working.

The Dramatists Guild of America Announces Adrienne Kennedy as Recipient of the 2021 L Photo The Dramatists Guild of America Announces Adrienne Kennedy as Recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced that the recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award is Adrienne Kennedy. The award will be presented at the Guild’s annual awards ceremony at a later date.  

Micki Grant Videos

VIDEO: Maestra's Georgia Stitt Previews What's in Store for AMPLIFY 2022 VideoVIDEO: Maestra's Georgia Stitt Previews What's in Store for AMPLIFY 2022
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2022

Bringing together Maestra friends and supporters from around the world, Amplify 2022 presented by American Express, will take place both in-person and virtually to raise money and highlight Maestra's programs which provide support, visibility, and community for the women and nonbinary music makers in the theater industry. Watch as Maestra founder and President Georgia Stitt tells us all about the latest Maestra updates and shares what's in store for the big night!

VIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance T VideoVIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance Theatre
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2021

Working: A Musical is now playing Under the Tent at Alliance Theatre, running through May 30, 2021.

VIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance T VideoVIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance Theatre
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2021

Working: A Musical is now playing Under the Tent at Alliance Theatre, running through May 30, 2021.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Savion Glover-Helmed DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE at E VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Savion Glover-Helmed DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE at Encores! Off-Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2018

Encores! Off-Center will close out its 2018 season this week (July 25 - 28) at New York City Center with Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, starring Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow. The ensemble includes Alexandria Bradley, Marshall L. Davis Jr., CK Edwards, Jeffry Foote, Shonica Gooden, Nina Hudson, Marla McReynolds, and Amber Barbee Pickens.

BWW TV: Savion Glover & Company Get Ready to Close Out Encores! Off-Center Season wit VideoBWW TV: Savion Glover & Company Get Ready to Close Out Encores! Off-Center Season with DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 17, 2018

Encores! Off-Center will close out its 2018 season at New York City Center with Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, starring Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow. The ensemble includes Alexandria Bradley, Marshall L. Davis Jr., CK Edwards, Jeffry Foote, Shonica Gooden, Nina Hudson, Marla McReynolds, and Amber Barbee Pickens.

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!

VIDEO: New Trailer Unveiled for European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2017

WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. The show has been adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, the creators of Godspell and Rags, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg.

BWW TV: Broadway Composers Unite in Dramatists Guild's Fight Against Piracy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2014

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee just hosted their first-ever Anti-Piracy awareness event on Monday, April 21. During the event, established and up-and-coming musical theatre writers paired up to reach out to known sheet music pirates and ask them to take down the links to their sheet music. The day is intended to raise awareness about the problem of sheet music piracy and take steps against the digital distribution of stolen sheet music. BroadwayWorld goes inside the event and brings you interviews with the composers below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Prospect Theatre Company's WORKING- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2012

WORKING, from the book by Studs Terkel, is adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg. Songs are by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor. Directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, Prospect Theatre Company's WORKING began performances on Saturday, December 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 30. Opening Night is tonight, December 12 at 7:15 PM. Check out just-released highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Broadway in Chicago's WORKING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 22, 2011

Broadway In Chicago presents WORKING, which began previews February 15, 2011, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). Check out a preview from the production below!


Micki Grant Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Micki Grant been in?
Micki Grant has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Micki Grant been in?
Micki Grant has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Micki Grant been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Having Our Say , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Working , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Don't Bother Me , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope , Most Promising Lyricist (Drama Desk Awards) for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope and Music and Lyrics (Obie Awards) for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope .

What awards has Micki Grant won?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Having Our Say , Most Promising Lyricist (Drama Desk Awards) for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Copeand Music and Lyrics (Obie Awards) for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope.

How many shows has Micki Grant written?
Micki Grant has written 7 shows including The Ups and Downs of Theophilus Maitland (Composer/Lyricist), Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope (Bookwriter), The Prodigal Sister (Composer), Your Arms Too Short to Box With God (Composer/Lyricist), Working (Composer), Alice (Composer/Lyricist), It's So Nice to be Civilized (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist).