Cover of The Dramatist Season in Review 2022-2023
Broadway Debut: New York, New York with Sharon Washington
Sharon Washington by Bronwen Sharp for The Dramatist
Photo: Bronwen Sharp

What is a favorite memory from this season?

Sitting around a table in a rehearsal room with the New York, New York musical creative team: co-writer David “Tommy” Thompson, Susan Stroman, John Kander, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, going over a scene that wasn’t quite working. It was a very vulnerable and exposed moment for our character Jimmy, and the words weren’t quite working. We discussed it and John and Lin went away and came back with a reworked version of a song written specifically for our lead actor, Colton Ryan.

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Sharon Washington
Sharon Washington

is a 2023 Tony Award nominee as co-bookwriter of New York, New York the musical. Debut as playwright at City Theatre with her solo play Feeding the Dragon which ran off-Broadway at Primary Stages (Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel nominations/Audelco Award, Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence). Co-Writer/Executive Producer of the screenplay adaptation, currently in development. New work-in-progress: A Colored Mirror, selected for residencies at New Harmony Project and SPACE on Ryder Farm.