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Nancy Ford

 
Bio:
Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford first met and began to collaborate while students at DePauw University in Indiana. Later, they created a musical which was produced at Boston University while Miss Cryer was working on her Master's degree at Radcliffe. Now Is The Time For All Good Men, which was mounted ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford first met and began to collaborate while students at DePauw University in Indiana. Later, they created a musical which was produced at Boston University while Miss Cryer was working on her Master's degree at Radcliffe. Now Is The Time For All Good Men, which was mounted ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1978
Heather [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Orchestrator

Writing

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Photos

Nancy Ford and Poppy Goodeve Photo

Nancy Ford and Poppy Goodeve

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10/18/2021
Nancy Ford, Evans Haile, Austin Pendleton and James Morgan Photo

Nancy Ford, Evans Haile, Austin Pendleton and James Morgan

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10/18/2021
Mimi Turque, Jeff Kready, Howard McGillin, Nancy Ford and Poppy Goodeve Photo

Mimi Turque, Jeff Kready, Howard McGillin, Nancy Ford and Poppy Goodeve

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10/18/2021
Jeff Kready and Nancy Ford (Music/Music Director) Photo

Jeff Kready and Nancy Ford (Music/Music Director)

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10/18/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1978
Heather [Replacement]

Productions

Orchestrator

Writing
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer

Nancy Ford Biography

Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford first met and began to collaborate while students at DePauw University in Indiana. Later, they created a musical which was produced at Boston University while Miss Cryer was working on her Master's degree at Radcliffe. Now Is The Time For All Good Men, which was mounted at the Theatre de Lys in 1967, (in which Miss Cryer played the leading role and Miss Ford understudied all the women's roles) was their first New York production. It was followed by the off-Broadway hit The Last Sweet Days Of Isaac, which starred Austin Pendleton and whihc won an Obie Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award and the Variety Poll. Though they are the first female team to have successfully collaborated to create for the musical theatre, each is a very versatile talent. Nancy Ford, who is married to actor Keith Charles, has played the piano for such musicals as The Fantasticks and Brecht On Brecht and also wrote dialouge for a daytime soap opera.

Nancy Ford Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Music
Nancy Ford, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
Nancy Ford, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac
 
Obie Awards - 1970 - Best Musical Gold Star
Nancy Ford, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac

Nancy Ford News

Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwrig Photo Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,

André De Shields, Ali Ewoldt & More to Take Part in Prospect Theater Company's Sprin Photo André De Shields, Ali Ewoldt & More to Take Part in Prospect Theater Company's Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Prospect Theater Company announced today that its annual Spring Gala will feature performances and special appearances by Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner André De Shields; Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera); Drama Desk Award winner Gretchen Cryer; Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Nick Corley and more.

BWW Review: With A WOMAN'S PREROGATIVE at Don't Tell Mama, Marnie Klar Looks At Years Photo BWW Review: With A WOMAN'S PREROGATIVE at Don't Tell Mama, Marnie Klar Looks At Years of Groovy Women... Including Herself
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 3, 2021

Inspired by Bobbie Gentry, Marnie Klar has done a deep dive into the works of the women of song, the result being a concert that spans the decades.

Charlotte Moore Announces New Album SOME COMFORT HERE Photo Charlotte Moore Announces New Album SOME COMFORT HERE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021

Charlotte Moore has announced the release of her new album Some Comfort Here, in digital format on Nov 12, 2021. Moore will celebrate the release of the album with a concert at The Medley on Thurs, Nov 11, 2021, accompanied by Mark Camilleri who also produced, engineered, mastered and accompanied on the album.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of BLUE ROSES at The York Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of BLUE ROSES at The York Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 19, 2021

Directed by Austin Pendleton (Fiddler on the Roof) and with music direction by Nancy Ford (I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road), the cast of four will feature Anita Gillette (Moonstruck) as Amanda Wingfield, Piper Goodeve (Anne of Green Gables) as Laura Wingfield, Jeff Kready (Tootsie) as Jim O'Connor, and Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera) as Tom Wingfield.

BWW Review: HALEY SWINDAL: BACK IN BUSINESS Is How It's Done at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: HALEY SWINDAL: BACK IN BUSINESS Is How It's Done at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Sep 21, 2021

Haley Swindal (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, White Christmas) is a performer in the old sense, the kind who would¬†have been right at home in the age of television variety shows. Her engaging personality is big, but not intimidating. She commands attention without being consciously flashy about it. She has what used to be called in the old days ‚Äústage presence.‚ÄĚ Before the pandemic, she impressed Broadway audiences as one of the youngest women to play Matron Mama Morton in Chicago. She definitely has some of the swagger and chutzpah of that ‚ÄúCountess of the Clink.‚ÄĚ But underneath it lies a sensitive, nurturing, sexy woman who is completely comfortable downstage center. In short, Haley Swindal is the life of the party.

New York Premiere Benefit Concert of BLUE ROSES to be Presented by York Theatre Compa Photo New York Premiere Benefit Concert of BLUE ROSES to be Presented by York Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2021

The York Theatre Company will present a benefit New York premiere concert performance of the new musical Blue Roses, with book and lyrics by Mimi Turque and music by Nancy Ford, based on The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. 

York Theatre Company's 'Uniquely York! Auction 2021: What I Bid for Love' Now Accepti Photo York Theatre Company's 'Uniquely York! Auction 2021: What I Bid for Love' Now Accepting Bids
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

The York Theatre Company has launched The York’s Uniquely York! Auction 2021: What I Bid for Love. The online auction is now open and accepting bids through August 31, 2021.

York Theatre Company Announces Fall 2021 Season Featuring  BLUE ROSES and CHEEK TO CH Photo York Theatre Company Announces Fall 2021 Season Featuring BLUE ROSES and CHEEK TO CHEEK Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021

The York Theatre Company has announced the continuation of its 50th Anniversary Season at its new temporary home at The Theatre at St. Jean’s. Following a devastating flood due to a water main break in January 2021 at its home at Saint Peter’s Church, the company will temporarily relocate to The Theatre at St. Jean’s.

Julie Halston, Victoria Clark, Jackie Hoffman and Gale Brewer Join THE MUSICAL OF MUS Photo Julie Halston, Victoria Clark, Jackie Hoffman and Gale Brewer Join THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021

The York Theatre Company, in association with Tom D'Angora, Michael D'Angora, and Tim Guinee, has added more of Broadway’s best to the All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)…and More!.

Nancy Ford Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As magical as the evening was, after Freddie Gershon gave an impassioned presentation to the duo, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones hit the stage and brought the house down at ages 88 and 89 respectively. They joined forces onstage to perform a song from their musical The Bone Room, described by Jones as being about 'the pleasures of dying and being embalmed in this great country of ours.' Below, watch as they perform together for the last time. BWW feels privileged to share with you a bit of highlights of these two legends together before a rapt and ecstatic audience who precded to shower them with a (well deserved) standing ovation... RIP Harvey Schmidt. 

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori Talk Storytelling Through Song for DGF's 'The Legacy Project'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The announcement of today's Tony Award nominations marks this as a week for celebration and reaffirms the commitment of organizations that protect the survival of the arts. For those organizations, like the Dramatists Guild Fund (DGF), that commitment likely means shouldering a larger burden of funding and support. Today's celebration also coincides with the launch of the latest installment of 'The Legacy Project: Volume III' from DGF, featuring one of Broadway's best known and loved composers/lyricists, Stephen Schwartz, chatting with Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) about storytelling through song. Watch the interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala with Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Danny Burstein & More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2015

Below, check out highlights from the special night, which included performances by Criss, Danny Burstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Platt and more!

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 GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD at Encores!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 24, 2013

Jason Rabinowitz, Christina Sajous, Jennifer Sanchez, Frederick Weller and Renee Elise Goldsberry star in I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, the final Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2013 season, playing for five performances beginning tonight through July 27. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Renée Elise Goldsberry & More in Encores! I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Jason Rabinowitz, Christina Sajous, Jennifer Sanchez and Frederick Weller have signed on to join Renee Elise Goldsberry in I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, the final Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2013 season, playing for five performances, July 24 - 27. The cast recently came together for a special press sneak peek and you can check out cast the cast had to say and catch a performance preview below!

Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard Join O'Hare in CSC's UNCLE VANYA, Begins 1/17
by Eddie Varley - Dec 11, 2008

Acclaimed film and stage actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard have joined the cast of Classic Stage Company's upcoming new production of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, starring Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare as Vanya, and directed by Austin Pendleton, it was announced today by CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen. UNCLE VANYA will begin previews on Saturday, January 17 at Classic Stage Company at 136 East 13th Street. An official press opening date will be announced in the coming weeks. UNCLE VANYA will play a limited engagement through March 1, 2009.


Nancy Ford Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Nancy Ford written?
Nancy Ford has written 4 shows including Now Is the Time for All Good Men (Composer), The Last Sweet Days of Isaac (Composer), Shelter (Composer), I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road (Composer).

What awards has Nancy Ford been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for The Last Sweet Days of Isaac and Best Musical (Obie Awards) for The Last Sweet Days of Isaac .

What awards has Nancy Ford won?
Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for The Last Sweet Days of Isaacand Best Musical (Obie Awards) for The Last Sweet Days of Isaac.