On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2002
Working in musical theater, Michael Korie was nominated for the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards as lyricist for Grey Gardens, composed by Scott Frankel with a book by playwright Doug Wright and direction by Michael Greif. Developed at The Sundance Institute, produced at Playwrights Horizons, transferred to Broadway in 2007, subsequently produced at leading theaters around America, in Japan and upcoming in the UK. Recorded on P.S. Classics. Awarded The American Academy of Arts Richard Rodgers Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding musical. Selected for “The Best Plays Theater Yearbook” anthology. The musical’s route to Broadway was profiled in a documentary film by Albert Maysles broadcast on PBS, produced by East of Doheny. Also with composer Frankel, Korie created lyrics to Happiness, a musical with book by John Weidman and direction and choreography by Susan Stroman, produced by Lincoln Center Theater in 2009. Korie and Frankel’s upcoming musical is Finding Neverland, produced by Weinstein Live Entertainment with book by Allan Knee and direction and choreography by Rob Ashford, scheduled for production in 2012. Doctor Zhivago premieres in Australia in March 2011 as a co-production of the Australian Opera with music by Lucy Simon, book by Michael Weller, lyrics by Korie and Amy Powers, directed by Des McAnuff. Upcoming is Beauty with composer Regina Spector and bookwriter/director Tina Landau, as well as a new musical commission by Playwrights Horizons with composer Frankel and playwright Richard Greenberg.