wrote the book of the Broadway musical Allegiance, as well as Chasing Rainbows (Goodspeed). His comedy Birds of a Feather won the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play. He won the Ken Kesey Award for his novel How I Paid for College, then adapted it as a one-man musical.
is the composer of a number of musicals as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb. His best-known stage musicals as composer are Cabaret and Chicago, both of which were later adapted into films.
writes plays, fiction, and lyrics. He grew up in Shelburne, Vermont, and now lives in New York City.