Lynn Ahrens

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Lynn Ahrens won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award and received two Grammy nominations as lyricist for the Broadway musical RAGTIME. She wrote book and lyrics for The Glorious Ones (’07-’08, Lincoln Center Theater); Once on this Island (London Olivier Award, Best Musical, Tony nominations for Best Book and Score); Seussical (Grammy nomination, now one of the most performed shows in America); Dessa Rose (Outer Critics Circle nomination); A Christmas Carol (Ten years at Madison Square Garden) and Lucky Stiff (Helen Hayes Award, Best Musical). She wrote lyrics for My Favorite Year, A Man of No Importance (2003 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical) and Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life (special material). She received two Academy Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations for the animated feature film Anastasia (Twentieth Century Fox) and provided lyrics for Camp (IFC Films). For television, she wrote the musical teleplay of A Christmas Carol (Hallmark Entertainment, NBC). She is a mainstay songwriter and singer for Schoolhouse Rock and many other network shows. (Emmy Award and four Emmy nominations.) Council of the Dramatists Guild of America, co-chair, Dramatists Guild Fellows Program. 2008 marks her twenty-fifth year of collaboration with composer Stephen Flaherty.
 
Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Glorious Ones Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 11/05/2007 Book
2 The Glorious Ones Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 11/05/2007 Lyricist
3 Seussical Lucille Lortel Theatre 07/19/2007 Book
4 Seussical Lucille Lortel Theatre 07/19/2007 Lyricist
5 Seussical Lucille Lortel Theatre 07/19/2007 Conceiver
6 Dessa Rose Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 03/21/2005 Lyricist
7 Chef's Theater: A Musical Feast The Supper Club 04/14/2004 Songs
8 A Man of No Importance Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 10/10/2002 Lyricist
9 Once on This Island Playwrights Horizons 05/06/1990 Book
10 Once on This Island Playwrights Horizons 05/06/1990 Lyricist
11 Lucky Stiff Playwrights Horizons 04/26/1988 Lyricist

Actor
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Chef's Theater: A Musical Feast The Supper Club 04/14/2004 N/A
Awards
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 2003 Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Lyrics A Man of No Importance Lyricist
2 NOMINATED 2008 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Revival Seussical Book
3 NOMINATED 2008 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Revival Seussical Lyricist
4 NOMINATED 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical 2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Lyrics The Glorious Ones Lyricist
5 NOMINATED 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical 2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Musical The Glorious Ones Book