Michael John LaChiusa
Michael John LaChiusa is a five–time TONY Award-nominated Composer, Lyricist and Librettist for his Broadway productions of The Wild Party, Marie Christine and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. LaChiusa’s acclaimed off-Broadway musicals have been seen at The Public Theater and Lincoln Center Theatre in NYC and include First Daughter Suite, Giant, Queen of the Mist (Outer Critic’s Circle Award, Best Musical), Bernarda Alba, See What I Wanna See, Little Fish, Hello Again, First Lady Suite, and Four Short Operas: Break, Agnes, Eulogy For Mr. Hamm, Lucky Nurse. LaChiusa has been commissioned by Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival among others and has penned Lovers & Friends: The Chautauqua Variations for CLO and Send (who are you? I love you) written for Audra McDonald at HGO. LaChiusa’s revues of his own work include la..la…LaChiusa (Joe’s Pub), Hotel C’est l’Amour(Blank Theatre), and most recently Heartbreak Country: Michael John LaChiusa’s Stories of America (Jazz at Lincoln Center). LaChiusa’s awards include an Obie, Gillman Gonzalez-Falla, Kleban Foundation, Dramatists Guild, and 2008 & 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards. LaChiusa teaches at NYU. He is a resident of New York City.