Aaron Latham Aaron Latham (born October 3, 1943) is an American journalist who wrote the article that inspired the movie Urban Cowboy and co-wrote its script with director James Bridges.
Adolph Green Adolph Green (December 2, 1914 – October 23, 2002) was an American lyricist and playwright who, with long-time collaborator Betty Comden, penned the screenplays and songs for some of the m...
Alan Jay Lerner Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist.
Alfred Thompson (librettist) Alfred Thompson (pseudonym: Thompson E. Jones, 7 October 1831, London – 31 August 1895) was a British musical theatre librettist, set designer, costume designer, theatre manager, journalis...
Alfred Uhry Alfred Fox Uhry (born December 3, 1936) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
Arthur Laurents Arthur Laurents (July 14, 1917 – May 5, 2011) was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter.
Betty Comden Betty Comden (May 3, 1917 November 23, 2006) was one-half of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green, who provided lyrics, libretti, and screenplays to some of the most beloved and successful Ho...
Dorothy Fields Dorothy Fields (July 15, 1905 – March 28, 1974) was an American librettist and lyricist.
Frank Loesser Frank Henry Loesser (June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Rea...
Fred Alley Fred Alley (1962–2001) was an American musical theatre lyricist and librettist who died unexpectedly just as his work gained national recognition.
Gene Buck Edward Eugene Buck (7 August 1885–25 February 1957) was an American illustrator of sheet music, musical theater lyricist, and president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishe...
George Furth George Furth (December 14, 1932 – August 11, 2008) was an American librettist, playwright, and actor.
Gerald Freedman Gerald Freedman (born June 25, 1927) was an American theatre director, librettist, and lyricist, and a college dean.
Hal Hackady Harold Clayton Hackady (b. 1922 in Connecticut), best known as Hal Hackady is an American lyricist, librettist, and screenwriter.
Harold R. Atteridge Harold Richard Atteridge was a composer, librettist and lyricist primarily for musicals and revues.
Harry Rigby Harry Rigby (born circa 1925 - died January 17, 1985) was a Tony Award-winning American theatre producer and writer.
Harry Rigby (producer) Harry Rigby (c. 1925 – January 17, 1985) was a Tony Award-winning American theatre producer and writer.
Herbert Fields Herbert Fields (July 26, 1897 - March 24, 1958) was an American librettist and screenwriter.
Hugh Wheeler Hugh Callingham Wheeler (19 March 1912 - 26 July 1987) was an English-born playwright, screenwriter, librettist, poet, and translator.
Hunter Foster Hunter Foster (born June 25, 1969) is an American musical theatre actor/singer, librettist and playwright.
Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin (December 6, 1896 August 17, 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20...
James Goldman James Goldman (June 30, 1927 – October 28, 1998) was an American screenwriter and playwright, and the brother of screenwriter and novelist William Goldman.
James Lapine James Elliot Lapine (born January 10, 1949) is an American stage director and librettist.
Jeff Goode Jeff Goode is an American television writer and playwright, perhaps best known as the creator of Disney Channel's American Dragon: Jake Long and the author of the stage play The Eight: Rei...
John Briley John Richard Briley (b. August 25, 1925) is an American writer best known for screenplays of biographical films.
John Weidman John Weidman (born September 25, 1946) is an American librettist.
Joseph Stein Joseph Stein (May 30, 1912 – October 24, 2010) was an American playwright best known for writing the books for such musicals as Fiddler on the Roof and Zorba.
Julian Barry Julian Barry is an American screenwriter and playwright best known for his Oscar-nominated script for the film Lenny about comedian Lenny Bruce, which Barry adapted from his successful Broadway play of the same name.
Kait Kerrigan Kait Kerrigan is an American playwright and musical theater lyricist and book writer.
Leonard Foglia Leonard Foglia (born ?) is an American theatre director, librettist, and novelist.
Lonny Price Lonny Price (born March 9, 1959) is an American actor, writer, and director, primarily in theatre.
Michael Korie Michael Korie (born Michael Cory Indick) is an American librettist and lyricist.
Morrie Ryskind Morrie Ryskind (born October 20, 1895 in New York City; died August 24, 1985 in Washington, D.C.) was an American dramatist, lyricist and writer of theatrical productions and motion pictures, wh...
Morton DaCosta Morton DaCosta (March 7, 1914 – January 26, 1989) was an American theatre and film director, film producer, writer, and actor.
Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals for almost ...
Richard Dresser Richard Dresser is a popular American playwright whose work has been widely performed in theatres across the United States, as well as in Europe.
Rida Johnson Young Rida Johnson Young (February 28, 1875 – May 8, 1926) was an American playwright, songwriter and librettist.
Sam Locke Sam Locke was an American writer and director who worked in theatre, television, and film.
Stanislaus Stange Stanislaus Stange (1862–1917) was a playwright, librettist and lyricist who created many Broadway shows in the fin-de-siecle era and early 20th century.
Terrence McNally Terrence McNally is an American playwright who has received four Tony Awards, an Emmy Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Hull-Warriner Award, and a citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Thomas Meehan (writer) Thomas Edward Meehan (born August 14, 1929) is an American writer, best known for Annie, The Producers and Hairspray.
Tina Landau Tina Landau (born May 21, 1962) is an American playwright and theatre director.
Tom Jones (writer) Tom Jones (born 1928, in Littlefield, Texas), is an American lyricist (and often librettist) of musical theatre.
Yehuda Hyman Yehuda Hyman is an American playwright, dancer, choreographer, actor, and poet.