Andrew Lippa

President

Andrew Lippa wrote and composed the theatrical oratorio I Am Harvey Milk that received its New York premiere at Lincoln Center starring Kristin Chenoweth and Mr. Lippa as Harvey Milk. Life of the Party, an evening celebrating 20 years of his work, premiered at London’s award-winning Menier Chocolate Factory in 2014. He also wrote the Drama Desk-nominated music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Big Fish, the Tony-nominated music and lyrics for the Broadway musical The Addams Family (performed in over 40 countries; seen by over 30 million people worldwide) as well as the music for Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway play The Farnsworth Invention. His song “Evil Like Me,” from Disney’s Descendants, has been viewed over 70 million times on YouTube and earned Mr. Lippa a gold record. Other musicals include the Drama Desk award-winning musical The Wild Party (book/music/lyrics); A Little Princess (music); john & jen (music/book); Asphalt Beach (music and lyrics); and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (additional music/lyrics and arrangements). His musical adaptation of Jules Feiffer’s book The Man In The Ceiling, book by Mr. Feiffer, is available for licenses beginning in 2019. Accolades include a Tony and Grammy nomination, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theater Foundation Award, ASCAP’s Richard Rodgers/New Horizons Award, The Drama Desk and The Outer Critics Circle Award. Andrew Lippa serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, is a graduate of The University of Michigan, and was born in Leeds, England.

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