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Michael Korie Biography

 
Bio:
Michael Korie wrote the lyrics to composer Scott Frankel's music for Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven, Doll, Happiness, Meet Mister Future, and War Paint. Their scores have been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards, received The Outer Critics Circle Award, and have been produced on and off ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael Korie wrote the lyrics to composer Scott Frankel's music for Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven, Doll, Happiness, Meet Mister Future, and War Paint. Their scores have been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards, received The Outer Critics Circle Award, and have been produced on and off ... (read complete bio)

Michael Korie wrote the lyrics to composer Scott Frankel's music for Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven, Doll, Happiness, Meet Mister Future, and War Paint. Their scores have been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards, received The Outer Critics Circle Award, and have been produced on and off Broadway, nationally and in Europe. The recent London production of Grey Gardens was awarded the 2017 Off-West End "Offies" Best Musical of the Year. Korie's librettos to operas composed by Stewart Wallace include Harvey Milk, Hopper's Wife, Where's Dick? and Kabbalah. He adapted Steinbeck’s novel for the libretto to The Grapes of Wrath composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. His operas have been produced at San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera, BAM Next Wave Festival, Carnegie Hall, and Disney Los Angeles Symphony Hall. Korie collaborated with co-lyricist Amy Powers on the lyrics to the musical Doctor Zhivago composed by Lucy Simon, produced in Europe, Australia, Asia, Scandinavia, and on Broadway in 2015. Korie has collaborated with playwrights Doug Wright, Richard Greenberg, Michael Weller, John Weidman, and directors Michael Greif, Des McAnuff, Christopher Alden, Susan Stroman, and Richard Foreman. His lyrics have received the Edward Kleban Prize, Jonathan Larson Award, and the ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award. He is the recipient of this year's Marc Blitzstein Award given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Michael Korie Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Lyrics
Michael Korie, War Paint
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lyrics
Michael Korie, Far from Heaven
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Michael Korie, Grey Gardens
 
- 1997 - Most promising musical theatre lyricist Gold Star
Michael Korie