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Adam Guettel
ADAM GUETTEL is a composer/lyricist living in Seattle, where he is Artist in Residence at the Intiman Theater. His newest musical, The Light In The Piazza (cast album on Nonesuch Records), with a book by Craig Lucas, premiered on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater in April 2005, following a world premiere at the Intiman Theater in Summer 2003, and a second engagement at Chicago's Goodman Theater in early 2004 (where it received three Joseph Jefferson Awards including Best Musical). The Light In The Piazza received six 2005 Tony Awards including two for Mr. Guettel ? Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations. Piazza also received 5 Drama Desk Awards, including two for Mr. Guettel ? Best Music, and Best Orchestrations. He wrote music and lyrics for Floyd Collins (cast album on Nonesuch Records), which received the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and earned Mr. Guettel the Obie Award for Best Music. FLOYD COLLINS has been presented at Playwrights Horizons, New York; Prince Theatre, Philadelphia; Goodman Theatre, Chicago; Old Globe, San Diego; Bridewell, London; and elsewhere. His other works include Love's Fire, a collaboration with John Guare for The Acting Company, and Saturn Returns, a concert at Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. Saturn Returns was recorded by Nonesuch Records under the title Myths And Hymns. Four of Mr. Guettel's songs were featured on Audra McDonald's Nonesuch Records album, Way Back to Paradise (1998), and two more appear on her 2000 album, How Glory Goes (including the title track). Mr. Guettel himself performed a concert evening of his work at New York's Town Hall in 1999. Film scores include Arguing The World, a feature documentary by Joe Dorman, and the score for Jack, a two-hour documentary for CBS by Peter Davis (1994). Accolades for Mr. Guettel include the Stephen Sondheim Award (1990), the ASCAP New Horizons Award (1997), and the American Composers Orchestra Award (2005).

Bio as of December, 2007.



American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
Composers and Lyricists - December, 2007 - Watch now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)