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William Finn STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
1979
Performer

William Finn Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2018]
Music
Lyricist
 
[New York, 2015]
Music, Lyrics, Co-Librettist
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1989]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Director

Writing

Lyricist
Composer
Composer
Lyricist
Lyricist
Music
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter

William Finn Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

William Finn, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


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Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Book of a Musical

William Finn, Falsettos


winner
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

William Finn, Falsettos


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Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lyrics

William Finn, Falsettoland

Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Music

William Finn, Falsettoland

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William Finn News


Donna Murphy, Stephen Mckinley Henderson & More Will Be Inducted Into the American Theater Hall of Fame

The American Theater Hall of Fame has just announced the eight new inductees for 2024. We've got the full list!
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Singing For My Supper with Mary Testa

In this video, I am joined by a true Broadway legend, Miss Mary Testa. Mary's career as a performer has spanned over 4 decades and has garnered her extensive recognition as one of Broadway's strongest voices. With thirteen Broadway credits and three Tony Award nominations, Mary's work has impacted countless people and has transcended genre.
Photos: Liz Callaway & Jason Graae Bring Happily Ever Laughter To 54 Below

At first glance they might seem like a musical and personality mismatch, but the chemistry between Liz Callaway and Jason Graae is far from problematic.  It is an enormously entertaining integration of these two artists musicianship, acting, and comedic expertise.
Dezart Performs Announces 2024/2025 Season

The Season‬ opens with the 2019 Broadway political dark comedy‬‭ HILLARY AND CLINTON ‬‭by Lucas Hnath‬ ‭(November 15 - 24, 2024). Next is the 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner‬‭ FAT HAM,‬‭a modern-day‬ ‭Hamlet by James Ijames (January 17 - 26, 2025). The season continues with the Off-Broadway‬ hit drama‬‭ GRAND CONCOURSE ‬‭by award-winning playwright Heidi Schreck.
Review: Don't Miss FALSETTOS at Stageworks

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World Premiere Musical LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS To Debut At Bucks County Playhouse

The world premiere musical LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS debuts at Bucks County Playhouse on July 28, 2024.
HITS Theatre Receives $10,000 Grant From H-E-B Tournament Of Champions

HITS Theatre in Houston received a $10,000 grant from the H-E-B Tournament of Champions. Learn more about the grant and the programs.
Sally Wilfert and Steve Marzullo to Present STOP THIS TRAIN at The Green Room 42

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Jeanine Tesori and Bess Wohl Join Dramatists Guild Council

Jeanine Tesori and Bess Wohl have joined The Dramatists Guild Council, the leadership team of the Guild.
Review: FALSETTOS PROVES TO BE VERY SOBERING at STAGEWORKS THEATRE

Falsettos, a primarily sung-through musical was written by William Finn and James Lapine and features two one-act installments March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland. The aforementioned are the last two additions to a trio of one-act musicals by Finn and Lapine, the other being called In Trousers.
Full Cast Announced for ELEGIES Starring Nadine Garner

The producers of the quirky and uplifting musical, Elegies – A Song Cycle have announced that national treasure, Nadine Garner will be joined by Music Theatre stars, Kerrie Anne Greenland and Glenn Hill.
Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE at Cain Park Alma Theater

 It is only appropriate, since the National Spelling Bee wound down last week, that Cain Park, the Cleveland Heights outdoor entertainment venue, has mounted THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.
ELEGIES A SONG CYCLE Starring Nadine Garner Reveals Full Cast

The producers of the quirky and uplifting musical, Elegies – A Song Cycle announced that  Nadine Garner will be joined by Music Theatre stars, Kerrie Anne Greenland and Glenn Hill. 
Buck Creek Playhouse to Present INTO THE WOODS in June

Buck Creek Players will present the final show of our 50th season with this musical on our mainstage. Join us for the eight live in-person performances at the playhouse starting Friday, June 14th and running through Sunday, June 23rd. 
Farmers Alley Theatre Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Farmers Alley Theatre will present a lively production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, showcasing talented performers and engaging storytelling. Join the fun and excitement of this beloved musical comedy.
FALSETTOS to be Presented at The Belle in June

Experience the hilarious and heartbreaking musical FALSETTOS at The Belle this summer. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Darren Criss and Helen J Shen Will Lead MAYBE HAPPY ENDING on Broadway

Darren Criss will return to the stage alongside Helen J Shen in the Broadway premiere of the new romantic musical comedy Maybe Happy Ending with music by Will Aronson, lyrics by Hue Park and book by both Aronson and Park. We have all of the details!
SCHMIGADOON! World Premiere, LEGALLY BLONDE & More Set For Kennedy Center 2024/2025 Season

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Joshua Henry, Krysta Rodriguez & More to Headline MR. FINN'S CABARET Season at BSC

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Exclusive: Chip Zien Looks Back on His Epic, 15-Show Broadway Career

This week we welcome Broadway star Chip Zien to tell us all about Harmony, Into The Woods, Falsettos, and how his appearance in Merrily We Roll Along led him to be Howard the Duck! Watch the full video interview here.

William Finn FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has William Finn written?

William Finn has written 15 shows including Muscle (Bookwriter), In Trousers (Bookwriter), March of the Falsettos (Bookwriter), America Kicks Up Its Heels (Composer), Romance in Hard Times (Bookwriter), Dangerous Games (Lyricist), Falsettoland (Bookwriter), Falsettos (Bookwriter), A New Brain (Bookwriter), Love's Fire: Fresh Numbers by Seven American Playwrights (Playwright), Elegies (Composer), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Composer), Make Me a Song (Composer), Little Miss Sunshine (Composer), You're Standing in My Way: A New Song Cycle (Lyrics).

What awards has William Finn been nominated for?

William Finn has been nominated for the following awards: - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Falsettos - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Falsettos - Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Falsettoland - Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Falsettoland.

What awards has William Finn won?

William Finn has won the following awards: Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for Falsettos, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for Falsettos, and Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for Falsettoland.

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