James Lapine

Playwright and director James Lapine returns to Lincoln Center Theater where he most recently directed the acclaimed revival of Falsettos, for which he also co-wrote the book with composer William Finn. His previous LCT credits include his adaptation and direction of Moss Hart’s Act One (Tony Award nomination for Best Play); the book for the William Finn musical A New Brain; and his play Twelve Dreams, which he also directed.  He collaborated with composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim on the musicals Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Passion; and conceived and directed the multi-media revue Sondheim on Sondheim. His other Broadway credits include directing the musicals The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (also with William Finn) and Amour; and the plays The Diary of Anne Frank, Golden Child, and Dirty Blonde. He is also the author of the plays The Moment When, Fran’s Bed, and Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing. Mr. Lapine has been nominated for twelve Tony Awards, winning three. He has also been the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, SDC’s Mr. Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater, and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

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