Charles Busch

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Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as Psycho Beach Party, Times Square Angel, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, You Should Be So Lucky, Queen Amarantha, Shanghai Moon and Flipping My Wig. He wrote the book for the musical The Green Heart, which was produced by Manhattan Theatre Club. His Off-Broadway play Vampire Lesbians in Sodom ran for five years. He wrote a new libretto for the 1955 musical Ankles Aweigh for Goodspeed Opera and adapted the book of the Truman Capote/Harold Arlen musical House of Flowers for a tour with Patti LaBelle. In 1996, Mr. Busch starred in the Off-Broadway musical Swingtime Canteen, which he also co-authored. He has written the screenplay and is appearing in the film version of his play Psycho Beach Party, which opened this past summer. He has appeared in a recurring role in the HBO series "Oz." His novel Whores of Lost Atlantis was published in hardcover by Hyperion Press and as a Penguin paperback. For The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Mr. Busch won the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Playwrighting. Mr. Busch graduated from Northwestern University and is member of the Dramatist's Guild. If you would like to know even more about Mr. Busch, please check out his website at: www.CharlesBusch.com.
 
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Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Tribute Artist 59E59 Theater A 02/09/2014 Playwright
2 Olive and the Bitter Herbs 59E59 Theater A 08/16/2011 Playwright
3 The Divine Sister Soho Playhouse 09/22/2010 Playwright
4 The Third Story Lucille Lortel Theatre 02/02/2009 Playwright
5 Die Mommie Die! New World Stages Stage I 10/21/2007 Playwright
6 Our Leading Lady New York City Center-Stage II 03/15/2007 Playwright
7 Shanghai Moon Greenwich House 01/15/2003 Playwright
8 The Tale of the Allergist's Wife New York City Center-Stage I 02/29/2000 Playwright
9 Queen Amarantha WPA Theatre 10/23/1997 Playwright
10 The Green Heart Variety Arts Theatre 04/10/1997 Book
11 Flipping My Wig WPA Theatre 12/19/1996 Playwright
12 Swingtime Canteen Blue Angel 02/24/1995 Playwright
13 You Should Be So Lucky Westside Theatre (Upstairs) 12/08/1994 Playwright
14 Red Scare on Sunset Lucille Lortel Theatre 06/21/1991 Playwright
15 Red Scare on Sunset WPA Theatre 03/19/1991 Playwright
16 The Lady in Question Orpheum Theatre 07/14/1989 Playwright
17 The Lady in Question WPA Theatre 11/18/1988 Playwright
18 Psycho Beach Party Players Theatre 07/20/1987 Playwright
19 Times Square Angel Provincetown Playhouse 12/11/1985 Playwright
20 Vampire Lesbians of Sodom Provincetown Playhouse 06/19/1985 Playwright
21 Sleeping Beauty or Coma Provincetown Playhouse 06/19/1985 Playwright

Actor
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Tribute Artist 59E59 Theater A 02/09/2014 Jimmy
2 The Divine Sister Soho Playhouse 09/22/2010 Mother Superior
3 The Third Story Lucille Lortel Theatre 02/02/2009 Queenie Bartlett / Baba Yaga
4 Die Mommie Die! New World Stages Stage I 10/21/2007 Angela Arden
5 Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell Minetta Lane Theatre 03/06/2007 N/A REPLACEMENT
6 an oak tree Barrow Street Theatre 11/04/2006 Father REPLACEMENT
7 Shanghai Moon Greenwich House 01/15/2003 Lady Sylvia Allington
8 Queen Amarantha WPA Theatre 10/23/1997 N/A
9 Flipping My Wig WPA Theatre 12/19/1996 N/A
10 You Should Be So Lucky Westside Theatre (Upstairs) 12/08/1994 Christopher
11 The Maids East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 09/21/1993 Solange
12 Red Scare on Sunset Lucille Lortel Theatre 06/21/1991 Mary Dale
13 Red Scare on Sunset WPA Theatre 03/19/1991 Mary Dale
14 The Lady in Question Orpheum Theatre 07/14/1989 Gertrude Garnet
15 The Lady in Question WPA Theatre 11/18/1988 Gertrude Garnet
16 Psycho Beach Party Players Theatre 07/20/1987 Chicklet
17 Times Square Angel Provincetown Playhouse 12/11/1985 Irish O'Flanagan
18 Vampire Lesbians of Sodom Provincetown Playhouse 06/19/1985 Virgin Sacrifice/Madeleine Asarte
19 Sleeping Beauty or Coma Provincetown Playhouse 06/19/1985 Fauna Alexander

Director
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Queen Amarantha WPA Theatre 10/23/1997 Director
Awards
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 2008 Drama League Award Nomination, Distinguished Performance Die Mommie Die! Actor
2 NOMINATED 2003 Lucille Lortel Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor Shanghai Moon Actor
3 NOMINATED 2011 Drama League Award Nomination, Distinguished Performance The Divine Sister Actor