Michael Stewart (playwright)


Michael Stewart (playwright)
Michael Stewart
Born Michael Stuart Rubin
August 1, 1924(1924-08-01)
New York, New York
Died September 20, 1987(1987-09-20) (aged 63)
New York, New York
Occupation Playwright, librettist
Nationality American
Education MFA (1953)
Alma mater Yale School of Drama
Period 1955 - 1985
Genres Musical theater
Notable work(s) Bye Bye Birdie (1960)
Carnival! (1961)
Hello, Dolly! (1964)
George M! (1968)
Mack & Mabel (1974)
Barnum (1980)
42nd Street (1980)
Notable award(s) Tony Award for Best Musical
1961 Bye Bye Birdie
1964 Hello, Dolly!
Tony Award for Best Author of a Musical
1964 Hello, Dolly!
Relative(s) Francine Pascal (sister)
John Pascal (brother-in-law)

Michael Stewart (August 1, 1924 – September 20, 1987) was an American playwright and librettist.

Born Michael Stuart Rubin in Manhattan, Stewart attended Queens College, and is a graduate of Yale School of Drama with a Master of Fine Arts from 1953. (His name should be shown as "Myron Rubin"-edited by Mitchell Loebel ... first cousin.)

His early work was writing sketches for the revues The Shoestring Revue (1955), The Littlest Revue (1957), and Shoestring '57. He then joined the staff writers of Sid Caesar's television program, Caesar's Hour.

Stewart's sister was writer Francine Pascal.

Contents

Theatre productions

  • Bye Bye Birdie (1960) - musical - bookwriter - Tony Award for Best Musical
  • Carnival! (1961) - musical - bookwriter - Tony Nomination for Best Musical, Tony Nomination for Best Author of a Musical
  • Hello, Dolly! (1964) - musical - bookwriter - Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Author of a Musical
  • Those That Play the Clowns (1966) - play - playwright
  • George M! (1968) - musical - co-bookwriter with sister Francine Pascal and her husband John Pascal
  • Mack & Mabel (1974) - musical - bookwriter - Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical
  • I Love My Wife (1977) - musical - lyricist and bookwriter - Tony Nomination for Best Original Score, Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical
  • The Grand Tour (1979) - musical - co-bookwriter
  • Barnum (1980) - musical - lyricist - Tony Nomination for Best Original Score
  • 42nd Street (1980) - musical - co-bookwriter - Tony Co-Nomination for Best Book of a Musical
  • Bring Back Birdie (1981) - musical - bookwriter
  • Pieces of Eight (1985) - music - co-bookwriter
  • Harrigan 'n Hart (1985) - musical - bookwriter - Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical[1]

Notes

  1. ^ Rich, Frank."Stage:'Harrigan 'n Hart' Opens at the Longacre"The New York Times, February 1, 1985

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