Michael John LaChiusa

Personal Information
Off-Broadway: Bernarda Alba at Lincoln Center Theatre and See What I Wanna Seeat the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, both for which he wrote the music, libretti and lyrics He recently premiered his new musical, Send (who are you? I love you) , written for Audra McDonald at Houston Grand Opera. His other work includes Break/Agnes/Eulogy for Mister Hamm and Lucky Nurse, First Lady Suite, Hello Again (Obie Award 1994,) Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Tony nominations 1997, Best Musical, Best Book with Graciela Daniele and Jim Lewis,) Marie Christine (Tony nominations 2000, Best Score, Best Book), The Wild Party (Grammy nomination, Best Original Cast Album, 2000, Tony nominations 2000, Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, with George C. Wolfe), Little Fish, and The Highest Yellow (Signature Theatre, two Helen Hayes Awards.) Mr. LaChiusa was the Brena and Lee Freeman Composer-in-Residence at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, which premiered his musical, Lovers and Friends (Chautauqua Variations) in 2001. He currently teaches at both New York University and Yale School of Drama,
 
Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Los Otros A.R.T./New York Theatres/ Mezzanine Theatre 08/31/2022 Co-Writer
2 Summer and Smoke East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 05/03/2018 Original Music
3 First Daughter Suite Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 10/21/2015 Book
4 First Daughter Suite Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 10/21/2015 Music
5 First Daughter Suite Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 10/21/2015 Lyricist
6 Giant Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater 11/13/2012 Composer/Lyricist
7 Queen of the Mist The Gym at Judson 11/06/2011 Book
8 Queen of the Mist The Gym at Judson 11/06/2011 Composer/Lyricist
9 Bernarda Alba Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 03/06/2006 Composer/Lyricist
10 See What I Wanna See Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 10/30/2005 Composer/Lyricist
11 Little Fish Second Stage Theatre 02/13/2003 Book
12 Little Fish Second Stage Theatre 02/13/2003 Lyricist
13 Little Fish Second Stage Theatre 02/13/2003 Composer
14 The Petrified Prince Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 12/06/1994 Lyricist
15 The Petrified Prince Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 12/06/1994 Composer
16 Hello Again Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 12/30/1993 Book
17 Hello Again Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 12/30/1993 Lyricist
18 Hello Again Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 12/30/1993 Composer
19 First Lady Suite Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Susan Stein Shiva Theater 11/30/1993 Book
20 First Lady Suite Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Susan Stein Shiva Theater 11/30/1993 Lyricist
21 First Lady Suite Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Susan Stein Shiva Theater 11/30/1993 Composer
22 A...My Name Is Alice McGinn-Cazale Theatre 10/13/1992 Material
23 Bella, Belle of Byelorussia WPA Theatre 01/03/1992 Music
24 Four Short Operas Playwrights Horizons 12/11/1991 Book
25 Buzzsaw Berkeley WPA Theatre 08/01/1989 Music
26 Buzzsaw Berkeley WPA Theatre 08/01/1989 Lyricist
Awards
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2016 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music First Daughter Suite Music
2 NOMINATED 2016 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lyrics First Daughter Suite Lyricist
3 NOMINATED 2016 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Book of a Musical First Daughter Suite Book
4 NOMINATED 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Giant Composer/Lyricist
5 NOMINATED 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Musical Giant Composer/Lyricist
6 NOMINATED 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music Giant Composer/Lyricist
7 NOMINATED 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lyrics Giant Composer/Lyricist
8 NOMINATED 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical Giant Composer/Lyricist
9 NOMINATED 2012 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Queen of the Mist Composer/Lyricist
10 NOMINATED 2012 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music Queen of the Mist Composer/Lyricist
11 NOMINATED 2012 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lyrics Queen of the Mist Composer/Lyricist
12 NOMINATED 2012 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Book of a Musical Queen of the Mist Book
13 NOMINATED 2006 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical See What I Wanna See Composer/Lyricist
14 NOMINATED 2006 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Bernarda Alba Composer/Lyricist
15 WON 1994 Obie Award, Special Citation Hello Again Book
      First Lady Suite Book