On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Glenn Slater and Stephen Weiner
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2005
Glenn Slater began writing for the theatre at age seventeen, with the off-Broadway production How I Survived High School(1986) and a stint at Harvard’s legendary Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Perhaps best-known for writing the lyrics for Disney’s animated Western, Home On The Range, with composer Alan Menken (April, 2004), Glenn’s recent work also includes the lyrics for the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Obie-Award-winning revue newyorkers (2001 Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), as well as the lyrics for the six editions of the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus. Upcoming projects include the Broadway adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as well as a musical based on the film Leap of Faith. With composer Stephen Weiner, his collaborator on newyorkers, he is currently penning a musical adaptation of the Coen Brothers’ The Hudsucker Proxy. Glenn is the recipient of the Kleban Award for Lyrics (1996), as well as the ASCAP/Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (2000). He is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, and a member of both ASCAP and the Dramatists’ Guild. Glenn lives in Manhattan with his wife, composer/ lyricist Wendy Wilf, and son Benjamin.
Bio as of September, 2008.
Stephen Weiner most recently wrote the score for Once Upon A Time In New Jersey (Book and Lyrics by Susan DiLallo), which captured both the 2003 Richard Rodgers Award and the 2003 Kleban Award for Ms. DiLallo’s book, and which has been showcased at staged readings and workshops around the country. Off-Broadway credits include the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Obie-Award winning newyorkers (Lyrics by Glenn Slater), which received the Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Off Broadway Musical, and Hamlet Sings (lyrics by Peter Mills), produced at the Prospect Theater Company. Regional credits include the musical Spittin’ Image, which premiered at the Forum Theater in New Jersey (Book by Karin Kasdin, Lyrics by Laura Szabo-Cohen). Awards include the 2000 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, and the ASCAP Bernice Cohen Award for his unproduced score to Lost In America. Steve is currently working with lyricist Glenn Slater on The Hudsucker Proxy, which was recently workshopped at the New Voices Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO, as well as a new musical comedy, Iron Curtain, with Peter Mills (Book & Lyrics). He is a graduate of the ASCAP, BMI and Dramatists Guild Musical Theater Workshops, and an ASCAP member. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his favorite cast – wife Ryta and daughters Marla, Lisa and Olivia.