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In the Room - Andrew Lippa

Episode 58
Andrew Lippa

As a part of the Dramatists Guild and Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters Program Andrew Lippa, the award-winning writer of The Wild Party and Broadway’s recent Big Fish, talks to theatre students and Guild members about his process and how challenging events in our lives can influence our art.  

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Composer, Lyricist, Book Writer, Actor

Andrew Lippa received a 2010 Tony nomination for Best Original Score and 2010 Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics for The Addams Family. Awards: 2000 Grammy nomination; winner of Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, ASCAP/Richard Rodgers and Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theater Foundation Awards. As Kristin Chenoweth's music director: Chicago, St. Louis and San Francisco symphonies; Carnegie Hall; the Metropolitan Opera House, among others.  Andrew is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music.

Works Include:  The Addams Family (2010, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre); The Wild Party (99-00, Manhattan Theatre Club); The Farnsworth Invention (2007, Music Box Theatre); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1999, Ambassador Theatre); john & jen (1995, Lamb’s Theatre); A Little Princess (2004, TheatreWorks, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts), Big Fish (2013, Neil Simon Theatre); Asphalt Beach (2006, American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University).

Andrew Lippa’s DG member profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=10037