Rupert Holmes

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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.

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



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WHISPER DARKLY Concept Album Featuring Brad Oscar, Alli Mauzey & More Out Now

The concept album of the new immersive electro-swing musical Whisper Darkly is available in digial and streaming formats now.

Yachtley Crew Announce 'Full Steam Ahead Tour' In Support Of Their Debut EP 'Seas The Day'

Seas the Day was produced and mixed by Grammy award winning Chris Lord-Alge (Stevie Nicks, Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day) and features the band's first original song “S*x on the Beach,” accompanied by a video with a guest appearance by the Access Hollywood & iHeart host, Mario Lopez.

Mamie Parris, Paul Adam Schaefer & More to Star in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals will present The Mystery of Edwin Drood as its first production of the 2024 season. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Actress Rita McKenzie Passes Away at 76

Remembering the legacy of Rita McKenzie, a powerhouse on stage with a theatrical career spanning Broadway, TV, and symphony performances.

Review: ALL THINGS EQUAL: THE LIFE & TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG does justice to its subject at Emerson Colonial Theatre

What did our critic think of ALL THINGS EQUAL: THE LIFE & TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG at Emerson Colonial Theatre?

Klea Blackhurst to Present Ethel Merman Tribute EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present Klea Blackhurst in “Everything the Traffic Will Allow,” her loving tribute to the songs made famous by the quintessential stage personality Ethel Merman. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Jennifer Morrison to Lead All-Women Cast of THE PENELOPIAD at Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre is presenting The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!


Swimming in Jerusalem: A Modern Musical Parable will be presented in a concert format for five free public performances at off-Broadway's Theater555. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Photos: First Look At Kander & Ebb's CURTAINS At The Milburn Stone Theatre

This is your last chance to experience the dazzling spectacle of 'CURTAINS,' the murder mystery comedic musical that has captivated audiences throughout its run at Milburn Stone Theatre. Don't miss the final weekend of performances on February 2, 3, and 4. Check out production photos.

Roundabout's Home on Broadway Officially Renamed the Todd Haimes Theatre

The 104-year-old Selwyn Theatre, previously known as the American Airlines Theatre, is now officially named the Todd Haimes Theatre.

SWIMMING IN JERUSALEM: A Modern Musical Parable to Have Free Public Performances at Theater555

Swimming in Jerusalem: A Modern Musical Parable, exploring relationships among citizens of Israel as presented through the complex experiences of teenage swimmers in a YMCA swim club in Jerusalem, will be presented in a concert format for five free public performances at off-Broadway's Theater555.

Roundabout Now Accepting Applications for Directing Fellowship & Directors Group

Roundabout Theatre Company is now accepting applications for two of the institution’s signature Artists-in-Residence programs. Learn details and see how to apply!

54 CELEBRATES MEL BROOKS, Alan H. Green, and More To Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

Roundabout Theatre Company Reveals 2024 Underground Reading Series

Roundabout Theatre Company has revealed the 2024 Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written by emerging artists, with post-show receptions.

Brad Oscar, Alli Mauzey & More to Star in Immersive Musical WHISPER DARKLY Concept Cast Album

The new immersive electro-swing musical Whisper Darkly – the first musical written in the retro-inspired genre – will release a concept cast album on Friday, February 23. Learn more about how to pre-save the music here!

Roundabout's 2024-2025 Season Will Include New Orleans-Style PIRATES OF PENZANCE with Ramin Karimloo and David Hyde Pierce, YELLOW FACE Starring Daniel Dae Kim, and More

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the 2024-2025 season on Broadway and Off-Broadway, including initial casting. Check out all of the details here!


'All Things Equal - The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg' is coming to San Francisco. Don't miss this captivating show about the iconic Supreme Court Justice.


Every month, we take a moment to honor someone among those having a birthday that month who has made a real mark in the entertainment world .  January's birthday salute goes to a sensation on the stages of theatres and cabaret. With a click, you can see who it is and then see how much you know about their by taking our multiple-choice quiz.

Jill Paice, John Hillner & More to Star in Industry Readings of BRILLIANCE, Based on the life of Frances Farmer

Musical Brilliance, LLC, will present private industry readings (by invitation only) of Brilliance, a musical based on the life of Frances Farmer, with book by Lance Lewman, music and lyrics by Lance Lewman & Kristan King, and additional music by Gabriel Kane.

A SIGN OF THE TIMES to Play at New World Stages Starring Chilina Kennedy, Justin Matthew Sargent & More

A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield, and other classic pop hits of the 1960s, will play a commercial engagement beginning March 4, 2024


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).

Rupert Holmes has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include Outstanding Book of a Musical and Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for "Curtains." He was also nominated for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Curtains." Additionally, Holmes received a nomination for Best Play at the Tony Awards for "Say Goodnight Gracie" and nominations for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."

Rupert Holmes has won several awards throughout his career in the Broadway industry. Some of his notable achievements include winning the Outstanding Book of a Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for the show "Curtains." He also received the Best Book of a Musical award at the Tony Awards for his work on "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Additionally, Holmes won the Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre award at the Tony Awards for his contributions to "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."

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