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Rupert Holmes

 
Date Of Birth:
February 24, 1947 (75)
Birth Place:
ENGLAND
Bio:
Rupert Holmes is the author of numerous songs, musicals, plays and novels, which have earned him three Tony Awards (Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical), several Drama Desk Awards, and the prestigious Edgar Award, which was given to him by the Mystery Writers of America. He has developed and ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 24, 1947 (75)

Birth Place: ENGLAND

Bio:
Rupert Holmes is the author of numerous songs, musicals, plays and novels, which have earned him three Tony Awards (Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical), several Drama Desk Awards, and the prestigious Edgar Award, which was given to him by the Mystery Writers of America. He has developed and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2012]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Composer
Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Orchestrator

Writing

Playwright
Music
Playwright
Playwright
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Adaptor
Composer
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist

Photos

Stephen Schwartz and Rupert Holmes Photo

Stephen Schwartz and Rupert Holmes

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Date:
05/10/2022
amar Climan, Jamie deRoy, William Franzblau, Rupert Holmes, Teressa Jennings, Peter C Photo

amar Climan, Jamie deRoy, William Franzblau, Rupert Holmes, Teressa Jennings, Peter Cromarty, Bernard Tansey, Elsa Suisman, Larry Toppall, Leanne Schanzer and Bill Hofstetter

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Date:
01/17/2020

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2012]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2002]
Composer

Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1990]
Composer

[Broadway, 1985]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Orchestrator

Writing
Playwright
Music
Playwright
Playwright
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Adaptor
Composer
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist

Rupert Holmes Biography

Rupert Holmes is the author of numerous songs, musicals, plays and novels, which have earned him three Tony Awards (Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical), several Drama Desk Awards, and the prestigious Edgar Award, which was given to him by the Mystery Writers of America. He has developed and arranged songs for many renowned artists, including Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Barry Manilow, Paul Williams, the Manhattan Transfer and Barbara Cook. His Solitary, which starred Stacy Keach, set a new box office record at the Kennedy Center. Other notable theatrical projects include the Tony Award-Winning, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Tonynominated Say Goodnight Gracie, The Accomplice, Goosebumps and Marty. His latest show, Curtains!, a Kander and Ebb musical, recently played to major acclaim on Broadway. He also received an Emmy for his made-fortelevision dramedy, "Remember WENN," and more recently his novel, Where The Truth Lies, has been translated into a major motion picture starring Kevin Bacon.

Rupert Holmes Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Book of a Musica Gold Star
Rupert Holmes, Curtains
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Lyrics
Rupert Holmes, Curtains
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Book of a Musical
Rupert Holmes, Curtains
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Rupert Holmes, Curtains
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Play
Rupert Holmes, Say Goodnight Gracie
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Rupert Holmes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Rupert Holmes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Rupert Holmes News

ALL THINGS EQUAL - THE LIFE AND TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG to Launch 2022-23 Natio Photo ALL THINGS EQUAL - THE LIFE AND TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG to Launch 2022-23 National Tour Next Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

All Things Equal ‚Äď The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new play by multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, will launch its 16 city, 2022-2023 National Tour on Oct. 5th in St. Petersburg, FL. ¬†

Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRA Photo Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 

Rupert Holmes Penned RBG Play Makes Its World Premiere In St. Petersburg Photo Rupert Holmes Penned RBG Play Makes Its World Premiere In St. Petersburg
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022

This fall, freeFall continues their American Character Series with All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Other popular freeFall shows that have saluted the unique and enduring legacies of American Masters have included productions featuring the stories of James Beard, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Charlotte's Off-Broadway Presents THUMBS Next Month Photo Charlotte's Off-Broadway Presents THUMBS Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

Thumbs, a mystery comedy thriller written by Rupert Holmes, will be presented in Charlotte’s Off-Broadway intimate Black Box Theater inside the VAPA Center at 700 N. Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte.

Review: FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS IN CONCERT at 54 Below Is All The Things Photo Review: FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS IN CONCERT at 54 Below Is All The Things
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 17, 2022

Robert W. Schneider and Michael Lavine do themselves, 54 Below, and Broadway proud with their remarkable historical concert.

SWEET POTATO QUEENS THE MUSICAL Comes to Westwego This Week Photo SWEET POTATO QUEENS THE MUSICAL Comes to Westwego This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2022

Jefferson Performing Arts Society will present ‚ÄúSweet Potato Queens‚ÄĚ from September 16 through October 2, 2022, at their Westwego theater location, Teatro Wego!¬†

Literature Live! Returns With ALL THINGS EQUAL: The Life & Trials Of Ruth Bader Ginsb Photo Literature Live! Returns With ALL THINGS EQUAL: The Life & Trials Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce 2022's much-anticipated Literature Live! presentation: All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes.

Wake Up With BWW 9/7: Lea Michele Begins Performances in FUNNY GIRL, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/7: Lea Michele Begins Performances in FUNNY GIRL, and More!
by - Sep 7, 2022

Top stories include a first look at Lea Michele in Funny Girl, a video of her first bows in the show, and more! Plus, the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd has been confirmed, starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford.

David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo, Lilli Cooper & More to Star in THE PIRATES OF PENZ Photo David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo, Lilli Cooper & More to Star in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Concert Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance, the Tony Award-winning musical adapted by Rupert Holmes, with music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert and direction by Scott Ellis. 

Jason Robert Brown, Patti Murin, and More to Play 54 BELOW Next Week Photo Jason Robert Brown, Patti Murin, and More to Play 54 BELOW Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 3, 2022

Next week,¬†54 Below will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.¬†A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards¬ģ¬†Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

Rupert Holmes Videos

VIDEO: Terre Blair Hamlisch Joins Cast Of THE NUTTY PROFESSOR To Honor Marvin Hamlisc VideoVIDEO: Terre Blair Hamlisch Joins Cast Of THE NUTTY PROFESSOR To Honor Marvin Hamlisch
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2022

Terre Blair Hamlisch joined the cast of The Nutty Professor on stage Saturday, August 6 at Ogunquit Playhouse to pay tribute to her late husband, Marvin Hamlisch, on the 10th anniversary of his passing. The Nutty Professor was the last stage musical that Marvin Hamlisch completed before the composer died.

VIDEO: Rupert Holmes Opens Up About the Nutty Journey of THE NUTTY PROFESSOR VideoVIDEO: Rupert Holmes Opens Up About the Nutty Journey of THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 10, 2022

Things are about to get nutty in Maine! Ogunquit Playhouse is presenting the musical adaptation of the beloved film comedy The Nutty Professor. Watch as Holmes checks in with

VIDEO: Jason Alexander Talks MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG on LATE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: Jason Alexander Talks MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG on LATE NIGHT
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2020

Jason Alexander chats about his new film Faith Based, reveals the passionate reactions he received for his role in Pretty Woman and discusses his experience working with Stephen Sondheim in Merrily We Roll Along.

VIDEO: On This Day, August 4 - THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Debuts at the Delacorte VideoVIDEO: On This Day, August 4 - THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Debuts at the Delacorte
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2020

On this day in 1985, The Mystery of Edwin Drood debuted at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park!

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'The People That You Never Get to Love' by Rupert Holmes in VideoVIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'The People That You Never Get to Love' by Rupert Holmes in Her Car
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2020

Liz Callaway is back with another car singing video! This time she's taking on 'The People That You Never Get to Love' by Rupert Holmes.

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's D VideoVIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's Day Speech in LA
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2019

For the holiday season veteran and award-winning stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( The Founder, Artistic Director and Producer of the multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and a classically-trained Los Angeles-based performer ) returned to his classical theatre experience ( he began his early professional stage career playing leading and featured roles with The 1982 National Shakespeare Company Tour of New York, The 1985 Indianapolis Shakespeare Festival and The 1989 Bristol Renaissance Faire of Kenosha, Wisconsin ) and reunited with talented editor, video-camerman and fellow actor Danny Belrose to record a less-than-perfect 'Street Theatre' rehearsal of the famed 'St. Crispin's Day Speech' as The King from William Shakespeare's 'Henry V' which Mr. Robinson presented upon the steps of The Entrance of LA's Historic Lincoln Heights Jail ( which he referred to as 'The Old Cypress Prison' ) on the afternoon of December 19, 2019 as part of a series of theatrical activities Mr. Robinson is sharing as part of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company Los Angeles Archival Project.

VIDEO: First Look at THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2019

Maltz Jupiter Theatre presents the hit Broadway musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, onstage December 3 through 19 at the nonprofit regional theatre.

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Riverside Theatre VideoVIDEO: Meet the Cast of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Riverside Theatre
by Alan Henry - Jan 9, 2018

Meet the cast of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, running January 16th through February 4th at Riverside Theatre!

BWW TV Exclusive: THE NUTTY PROFESSOR Cast Reunites at Birdland for NYC Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2016

On Monday, February 15, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented a reunion concert of the 2012 Nashville production of THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, a musical written by Rupert Holmes and the late, greatMarvin Hamlisch, and directed by Jerry Lewis. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive concert highlights below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jason Alexander Stars on FOX's THE GRINDER Tonight!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 24, 2015

Below, get a sneak peek at Jason Alexander as "Cliff Bemis" on an All-New Thanksgiving-themed episode of THE GRINDER, airing tonight at 8:30/7:30c on FOX!


Rupert Holmes Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Rupert Holmes written?
Rupert Holmes has written 10 shows including The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Bookwriter), Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Composer), Accomplice (Playwright), Solitary Confinement (Playwright), Twelfth Night (Music), Say Goodnight, Gracie (Playwright), Marty (Bookwriter), Curtains (Lyricist), A Time To Kill (Adaptor), The Nutty Professor (Lyricist).

What awards has Rupert Holmes been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musica (Drama Desk Awards) for Curtains , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Curtains , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Curtains , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Curtains , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Say Goodnight Gracie Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Mystery of Edwin Drood .

What awards has Rupert Holmes won?
Outstanding Book of a Musica (Drama Desk Awards) for Curtains Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Mystery of Edwin Drood.