Michael Korie

LCT: Happiness (with music by Scott Frankel). Additional collaborations with Frankel include War Paint (Drama Desk Award nomination), Grey Gardens (Tony, Drama Desk award nominations; also London, Offie Award for Best Musical) and Far From Heaven (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle award nominations). For opera: Mr. Korie wrote the librettos for Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath (adapted from John Steinbeck’s novel), The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, set to premiere at New York City Opera in 2020; John Stewart Wallace’s Harvey Milk, Where’s Dick?, Kabbalah, Hopper’s Wife, and SuperMax, also set to premiere in 2020. His operas have been produced at San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera, BAM Next Wave Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Michigan Opera, and in Germany and Australia. Mr. Korie has received the Edward Kleban Prize, Jonathan Larson Award, ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award, and The Marc Blitzstein Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild, mentors the musical theater division of the Dramatist Guild Fund Fellows Program, and teaches theater writing at Yale and Columbia.