Doug Wright

Doug Wright was awarded the Pulitzer, the Tony, and the Drama Desk for his play I Am My Own Wife. In 2006, he received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his book for the musical Grey Gardens. He also authored the book for the stage incarnation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and the 2013 stage production of Hands On A Hardbody, for which he received a Drama Desk nomination. Earlier in his career, Wright won an Obie Award for Quills and subsequently adapted it for screen. The film was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review and nominated for three Academy Awards. His screenplay was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and received the Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America. Other film work includes rewrites on major releases at Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and The Weinstein Company. For director Rob Marshall, Wright penned the television special Tony Bennett: An American Classic, which received seven Emmy Awards. Directing credits include his own play Unwrap Your Candy at the Vineyard Theater in New York; Strindberg’s Creditors at the La Jolla Playhouse, voted Best Production by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle; and Kiki and Herb: Pardon Our Appearance in Washington DC, Philadelphia, and London. Acting credits include Little Manhattan, Two Lovers, and Law and Order. Wright serves on the boards of the New York Theater Workshop and the Dramatists Guild. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the Writers Guild of America. He lives in New York with his husband, singer/songwriter David Clement.

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