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Richard Morris

 
Date of Death:

Birth Place: Burlingame, CA, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2015]
Musical Supervision
 
[Regional (US), 2014]
Original Book
 
[Broadway, 1969]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Source Material
Bookwriter
Bookwriter


Richard Morris Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Book of a Musical
Richard Morris, Thoroughly Modern Millie

Richard Morris News

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Chagrin Valley Little Th Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Chagrin Valley Little Theatre's NEWSIES Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2023 Season Featuring Andrea Macasaet, Rober Photo Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2023 Season Featuring Andrea Macasaet, Robert Markus, Jonathan Goad & More
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022

Just as the 2022 season comes to a close, work for the 2023 season is getting underway at the Stratford Festival. Creative teams for next year's productions are coming into place and the casting department is busy confirming key roles for the season. Soon the workshops will be abuzz with artisans building the season's sets, props and costumes.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN is a Buoyant Regional Premie Photo Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN is a Buoyant Regional Premiere
by Tyler Hinton - Sep 6, 2022

Hale Centre Theatre’s Centre Stage in Sandy is the first place you can see the new revised version of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN post-New York. And it’s a buoyant regional premiere.

Listen: THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Cast Recording Featuring Beth Malone & More Now Av Photo Listen: THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Cast Recording Featuring Beth Malone & More Now Available
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

She ain’t down yet! Brought to you by the Transport Group’s award-winning production in conjunction with Music Theatre International, this studio recording of The Unsinkable Molly Brown is now available. Listen here!

Exclusive: Get a First Listen to Beth Malone's 'I Ain't Down Yet' From THE UNSINKABLE Photo Exclusive: Get a First Listen to Beth Malone's 'I Ain't Down Yet' From THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Studio Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

Brought to you by the Transport Group’s award-winning production in conjunction with Music Theatre International, this studio recording of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, will be available everywhere, digitally, Friday, July 22nd. Get an exclusive first listen to Beth Malone singing 'I Ain't Down Yet' here! 

THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Cast Recording to be Released This Month, Featuring Beth M Photo THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Cast Recording to be Released This Month, Featuring Beth Malone & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2022

The studio recording of The Unsinkable Molly Brown will be available everywhere, digitally, Friday, July 22nd. The Unsinkable Molly Brown features Meredith Willson's original score and lyrics plus unknown gems from Willson’s trunk, with a new book and added lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and liner notes by Luis Miranda.

Pittsburgh Public Theater to Stage Production of TWO TRAINS RUNNING Photo Pittsburgh Public Theater to Stage Production of TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

Local history, legendary language, and blockbuster performances take center stage this June in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s highly anticipated production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running at the O’Reilly Theater, June 1-19, 2022. View the full schedule of activities and more.

Who Was Meredith Willson? Photo Who Was Meredith Willson?
by Team BWW - Feb 5, 2022

In just under a week, The Music Man officially opens at the Winter Garden Theatre. Created in a time dominated by the works of musical theatre luminaries like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe and Leonard Bernstein, the musical is considered one of the greatest works of Broadway's Golden Age, though it was written by a lesser-known genius.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Mercury Theatre's AMELIE  Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Mercury Theatre's AMELIE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Mercury Theatre Company's Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Mercury Theatre Company's AMELIE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Richard Morris Videos

Broadway Rewind: Beat the Drum- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Is Back 15 Years Later Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Beat the Drum- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Is Back 15 Years Later

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 6, 2020

Today we rewind to 2018 for the 15th Anniversary concert of Thoroughly Modern Millie! The musical opened on Broadway on April 18, 2002 at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 903 performances.

VIDEO: Millie O'Connell, Sophie Isaacs, and More Sing 'Flat 15B' From HALLS Videoplay
VIDEO: Millie O'Connell, Sophie Isaacs, and More Sing 'Flat 15B' From HALLS

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2020

Current West End stars have come together during lockdown to perform the opening number, 'Flat 15B', from brand new, British musical: Halls.

VIDEO: Highlights from THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at the Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Highlights from THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at the Muny

by Robert Diamond - Jul 22, 2017

With lyrics and music by Meredith Willson, additional lyrics and book by Dick Scanlan, based on the original book by Richard Morris, THE UNSINKABLE Molly Brown will run at The Muny from July 21 to 27, 2017.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLE
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2017

Goodspeed presents its 2017 Season with THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLE, now running through July 2.

VIDEO: First Look at Rehearsals for Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLE
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2017

'SO BEAT THE DRUMS 'CAUSE HERE COMES THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!' Goodspeed Kicks-off its 2017 Season tomorrow night!

STAGE TUBE: Beth Malone Shares Thoughts on Playing 'Molly Brown' in Upcoming Muny Production
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2017

Broadway artist Beth Malone announced that she will star in the title role of The Muny's 2017 production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown. The production will run from July 21-27, and will be directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. The Unsinkable Molly Brown has music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, with additional lyrics and book by Dick Scanlan, based on the original book by Richard Morris. Music adaptation is by Michael Rafter.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/20/16- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2016

Today in 2004, Thoroughly Modern Millie closed at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 903 performances. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. Based on the 1967 film of the same name, it tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love - a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. The production subsequently won six 2002 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Sutton Foster.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/18/16- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2016

Today in 2002, Thoroughly Modern Millie opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 903 performances. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. Based on the 1967 film of the same name, it tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love - a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. The production subsequently won six 2002 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Sutton Foster.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/20/15- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2015

Today in 2004, Thoroughly Modern Millie closed at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 903 performances. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. Based on the 1967 film of the same name, it tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love - a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. The production subsequently won six 2002 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Sutton Foster.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/18/15- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2015

Today in 2002, Thoroughly Modern Millie opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 903 performances. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. Based on the 1967 film of the same name, it tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love - a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. The production subsequently won six 2002 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Sutton Foster.


Richard Morris Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Richard Morris written?
Richard Morris has written 3 shows including The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Bookwriter), Meredith Willson's 1491 (Bookwriter), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Source Material).

What awards has Richard Morris been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie .