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Andrew Gerle
ANDREW GERLE is a three-time recipient of the Richard Rodgers Award for new musical theatre writing for The Tutor (book and lyrics by Maryrose Wood). He and collaborator Eddie Sugarman won a 2006 Jonathan Larson Award for Meet John Doe, which had its world premiere production at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. in 2007 and was nominated for seven Helen Hayes Awards. He and Ms. Wood wrote the award-winning musical short film Love, Mom, starring Tonya Pinkins and directed by Ted Sperling, which was an official selection in half a dozen film festivals in the U.S. and abroad. Other works include Brighter Things, a pair of one-act musicals based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning stories of John Cheever, and Not Crazy, a song cycle on ancient Greek love poetry. Andrew was the first recipient of the Burton Lane Fellowship for Young Composers, awarded by the Theater Hall of Fame, and his music has been heard on Public Radio International, at Symphony Space and the Public Theater in New York, and on VH1's Save the Music benefit. His songs have been performed and recorded by Phylicia Rashad, Kelli O'Hara, Tonya Pinkins, Anthony Rapp, Barbara Walsh, Mary Testa and Victoria Clark, among many others. An accomplished concert pianist, Andrew has been an invited guest soloist with orchestras including the National Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Yale Symphony and the Seoul (Korea) Philharmonic. His symphonic orchestrations have been performed by the Boston Pops, the Atlanta Symphony, and over a dozen other orchestras across the country. He has served as accompanist and music director for such artists as John Raitt, Kitty Carlisle, Michael Rupert, Liz Callaway, Jennifer Holiday and Leslie Uggams and has conducted Off-Broadway, touring and regional productions around the country. He was selected by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization to create a complete re-orchestration of South Pacific for a major regional production, and has worked on projects for writers including Ricky Ian Gordon, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie and John Kander. In 2009, he created the arrangements for Christa Justus's debut cabaret show and CD, Throw It to the Wind: the Songs of Maltby & Shire. As an actor, he has been seen in productions of the play Two Pianos, Four Hands, and in the 2009 revival of Terrence McNally's Master Class at the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey. He has been a writer in residence at the Eugene O'Neill Music Theater Conference, and a Fellow at the MacDowell Artists' Colony in New Hampshire and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.

Bio as of May, 2009.

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

American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient - 2006