Steven Sater

Personal Information
STEVEN SATER plays include the long- running Carbondale Dreams, Perfect for You, Doll (Rosenthal Prize, Cincinnati Playhouse), Umbrage (Steppenwolf New Play Prize), A Footnote to the Iliad (New York Stage and Film, The Miniature Theatre of Chester), Asylum (Naked Angels), Murder at the Gates (commissioned by Eye of the Storm), In Search of Lost Wings (Sanford Meisner) and a reconceived version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, with music by Laurie Anderson, which played London's Lyric Hammersmith and toured throughout Britain. In addition to Spring Awakening, Sater has collaborated with alt-rocker Duncan Sheik on the NY premiere of Umbrage (HERE), Nero: Another Golden Rome (The Magic Theatre), and The Nightingale (commissioned by Martin McCallum, workshopped both at the O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference and La Jolla Playhouse). He is the lyricist for Sheik's critically- acclaimed album Phantom Moon (Nonesuch), and together the two wrote the songs for Michael Mayer's feature film A Home at the End of the World (Warner Classics) as well as the independent feature Brother’s Shadow. Steven is co-creator and Executive Producer, with Paul Reiser, of recent pilots for both NBC and Sony/FX, and has developed two projects for HBO, and another for Showtime (with Reiser). He is also at work, with Jessie Nelson, on a feature film for New Line. Together they have also recently completed a rewrite of the Warner Bros animated feature, C Horse. In addition, Steven continues to work as a lyricist with a variety of composers in the pop/rock world.
Award Production Function
1 WON 2007 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Spring Awakening Book
      Spring Awakening Lyricist
2 WON 2007 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best Musical Spring Awakening Book
3 WON 2007 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lyrics    
4 NOMINATED 2007 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Book of a Musical Spring Awakening Book
5 WON 2007 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Musical Spring Awakening Book