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Steven Levenson

 
Bio:
Steven Levenson's plays include The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin (Roundabout Theatre Company, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award), Core Values (Ars Nova, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Seven Minutes In Heaven ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Steven Levenson's plays include The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin (Roundabout Theatre Company, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award), Core Values (Ars Nova, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Seven Minutes In Heaven ... (read complete bio)

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Steven Levenson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Levi Ross, Julie Oh, Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Joshua Henry, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesus, Judith Light

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Steven Levenson, Whitney May

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Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Michael Park, Justin Paul, Steve Photo

Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Michael Park, Justin Paul, Steven Levenson

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Michael Greif, Benj Pasek, Ben Platt, Steven Levenson, Justin Paul Photo

Michael Greif, Benj Pasek, Ben Platt, Steven Levenson, Justin Paul

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Steven Levenson Biography

Steven Levenson's plays include The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin (Roundabout Theatre Company, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award), Core Values (Ars Nova, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Seven Minutes In Heaven (Colt Coeur; Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theater Company), and the book for Dear Evan Hansen, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Second Stage, OBIE Award for Musical Theatre, Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Book and Best Off-Broadway Musical, Drama League Nomination for Best Musical; Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical).

His play, If I Forget, premiered at Roundabout in Spring, 2017. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts. A graduate of Brown University and former Artist in Residence at Ars Nova, he has received new play commissions from Roundabout, Lincoln Center, MCC, and Ars Nova.
Currently a writer and producer on Showtime's Masters Of Sex, he is a founding member of Colt Coeur and an alumnus of MCC's Playwrights Coalition and Ars Nova's Play Group.

Steven Levenson Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2017 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Play
Steven Levenson, If I Forget
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway) Gold Star
Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Play
Steven Levenson, Core Values
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - John Gassner Award Gold Star
Steven Levenson, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin

Steven Levenson News

Interview: Nikhil Saboo and Pablo David Laucerica of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Ottawa's Nat Photo Interview: Nikhil Saboo and Pablo David Laucerica of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Ottawa's National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - Aug 4, 2022

Nikhil and Pablo shared some insightful thoughts on their characters and reflections on the show’s key themes

Colt Coeur to Present World Premiere of Kareem Fahmy's DODI & DIANA in October Photo Colt Coeur to Present World Premiere of Kareem Fahmy's DODI & DIANA in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

Colt Coeur will present the World Premiere of Dodi & Diana, by Kareem Fahmy. Commissioned by Colt Coeur and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Eureka Day), Dodi & Diana begins previews on October 1, 2022, for a strictly limited engagement through October 29, 2022, at HERE.

Stephanie Berry, Anthony Lee Medina & More to Star in THE BANDAGED PLACE Roundabout U Photo Stephanie Berry, Anthony Lee Medina & More to Star in THE BANDAGED PLACE Roundabout Underground World Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The cast has been announced for the Roundabout Underground world premiere of the bandaged place by Harrison David Rivers. The cast includes Stephanie Berry as “Geraldine Irby,” Jake Ryan Lozano as “Sam Yates,” Sasha Camille Manuel as “Ella Irby,” Anthony Lee Medina as “Ruben Torres,” Jhardon Dishon Milton as “Jonah Irby.”

Photos: STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN On Broadway! Photo Photos: STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 29, 2022

See all new photos of Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. The Tony, Grammy and Oliver Award-winning musical is now the longest-running show to play the Music Box Theatre

Wake Up With BWW 7/25: THE KITE RUNNER Opens on Broadway, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/25: THE KITE RUNNER Opens on Broadway, and More!
by - Jul 25, 2022

Today's top stories include the opening night of The Kite Runner, which took place on July 21. Check out our photo coverage here!

Photos: Get a First Look At IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre Photo Photos: Get a First Look At IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre
by Grace Cutler - Jul 24, 2022

Jason Alexander directs L.A. premiere of Steven Levenson’s funny, powerful ‘If I Forget’ at Fountain Theatre

Second Stage Theater Promotes Laura DiLorenzo to Chief Marketing Officer Photo Second Stage Theater Promotes Laura DiLorenzo to Chief Marketing Officer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced that Laura DiLorenzo, who was serving as the organization’s Director of Marketing & Communications, has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer.

Interview: Jason Alexander Never FORGETs His Tradition, His Friends Or His Fellow Art Photo Interview: Jason Alexander Never FORGETs His Tradition, His Friends Or His Fellow Artists
by Gil Kaan - Jul 18, 2022

Next up at the Fountain Theatre, the L.A. premiere of Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson’s If I Forget beginning July 23, 2022 (with previews starting July 20th). Jason Alexander (also a Tony Award-winner) directs the cast of Síle Bermingham, Caribay Franke, Matt Gottlieb, Samantha Klein, Leo Marks, Valerie Perri, Jerry Weil and Jacob Zelonky. I had the opportune occasion to throw out a few queries to Jason, the well-known TV actor and respected L.A. Theatre community denizen.

Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Is Still Waving, Searching and Yanking on Heartstrings Photo Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Is Still Waving, Searching and Yanking on Heartstrings
by Evan Henerson - Jul 12, 2022

With its award-winning book by Steven Levenson and score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the touring version of DEAR EVAN HANSEN offers the same gut punches along with assurances that life for the Hansens, the Murphys and the millions of nameless, faceless lonely souls out there on the internet may yet be OK.

Photos: First Look At The Opening Night Performance Of DEAR EVAN HANSEN At Center The Photo Photos: First Look At The Opening Night Performance Of DEAR EVAN HANSEN At Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022

Get a first look here! The Opening Night Performance Of Dear Evan Hansen At Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre

Steven Levenson Videos

VIDEO: Jordan Fisher Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN on CBS MORNINGS VideoVIDEO: Jordan Fisher Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - Jan 11, 2022

Jordan Fisher appeared on CBS Mornings this morning to discuss returning to Broadway in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen. The actor also touched on his own mental health struggles and how they allow him to connect to the role. Fisher also discussed his personal rules regarding social media and expecting a baby with his wife!

VIDEO: Watch DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Reopening Night Entrance Applause VideoVIDEO: Watch DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Reopening Night Entrance Applause
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021

Broadway welcomed back fan-favorite Dear Evan Hansen back to the Music Box Theatre on December 10th.

VIDEO: Watch Jordan Fisher Perform 'Waving Through A Window' on THE VIEW VideoVIDEO: Watch Jordan Fisher Perform 'Waving Through A Window' on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Dec 6, 2021

Jordan Fisher took to the stage on The View to perform 'Waving Through A Window', the hit song from Dear Evan Hansen. Fisher will return to star as Evan Hansen in the Tony-winning Broadway musical when the production reopens on Broadway. He was also seen in Hamilton on Broadway, Rent Live, and Grease Live.

VIDEO: Steven Levenson Talks TICK, TICK...BOOM! Movie on Backstage with Richard Ridge VideoVIDEO: Steven Levenson Talks TICK, TICK...BOOM! Movie on Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 14, 2021

After over three decades since its inception and two since its premiere off-Broadway, tick, tick...BOOM! has finally found its way to the big screen. The autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson arrives in movie theaters today, November 12, ahead of its release next week on Netflix. One of the the artists who made it happen was screenwriter (and Tony winner) Steven Levenson.

VIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Sing 'Waving Through A Window' in a New Lyric Video from DEAR  VideoVIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Sing 'Waving Through A Window' in a New Lyric Video from DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2021

Watch Ben Platt perform 'Waving Through a Window' in a new lyric video from Dear Evan Hansen, featuring new clips from the film adaption of the hit Broadway musical!

VIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Perform ' You Will Be Found' on BBC's STRICTLY COME DANCING VideoVIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Perform ' You Will Be Found' on BBC's STRICTLY COME DANCING
by Michael Major - Oct 11, 2021

Platt sang 'You Will Be Found' from the new film adaption of Dear Evan Hansen, which will soon hit theaters in the UK. Watch the performance here.

VIDEO: Julianne Moore and Amy Adams Talk 'Parent Perspective' in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fil VideoVIDEO: Julianne Moore and Amy Adams Talk 'Parent Perspective' in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen stars Julianne Moore and Amy Adams open up about how their experiences as parents affected their performances in the new film adaption of Dear Evan Hansen in this new featurette.

VIDEO: Amy Adams Talks ENCHANTED Sequel and DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film VideoVIDEO: Amy Adams Talks ENCHANTED Sequel and DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2021

Adams spoke to Jimmy Fallon about the Enchanted sequel with Maya Rudolph, filming the Dear Evan Hansen movie, and making her West End debut in The Glass Menagerie.

VIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie VideoVIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2021

See Ben Platt perform 'Waving Through A Window' in the final trailer for the new film adaption of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, starring Tony-winner Ben Platt. The film is out in theaters September 24.

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, and More on SiriusXM VideoVIDEO: Ben Platt Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, and More on SiriusXM
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2021

Ben Platt appeared on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show yesterday to promote the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen.


Steven Levenson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Steven Levenson written?
Steven Levenson has written 4 shows including The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin (Playwright), Dear Evan Hansen (Book), If I Forget (Playwright), Days of Rage (Playwright).

What awards has Steven Levenson been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for If I Forget , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Core Values and John Gassner Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin .

What awards has Steven Levenson won?
Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen, Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dear Evan Hansenand John Gassner Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin.