Discipline: Theatre – musical theatre

Daniel Lazour

Discipline: Theatre – musical theatre
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

Patrick (lyrics, book) and Daniel (music, book) Lazour are brothers and music theatre writers of Lebanese descent. Their work has been performed at Miller Theater, the Robsham Theater Arts Center, and Calliope Theater. They have written and produced five musicals together including The Grand Room, which was developed and performed at the Robsham Theater Arts Center at Boston College. We Live in Cairo, their musical about the youth activists in Egypt after the 2011 Revolution in Tahrir Square, was developed as part of the 2015 O’Neill National Music Theater Conference and most recently was workshopped at New York Theatre Workshop under the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award. As a part of Jeanine Tesori’s Off-Center Jamboree, Patrick and Daniel have performed alongside Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff at New York City Center. They have developed their work during residencies at the O’Neill and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Their new musical, Bethesda, about chemotherapy treatments in the 1950s and 60s, was workshopped at the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Theatre and Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. Patrick and Daniel were 2015-16 Dramatists Guild Fellows. They most recently lectured at the American University in Cairo.

Patrick received his B.A. in political science and theatre from Boston College. Daniel received his B.A. in music from Columbia University. They live in New York City.

Daniel completed two drafts of the musical We Live in Cairo with his brother Patrick. We Live in Cairo follows six youth revolutionaries during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. It received the Richard Rodgers Award in 2016. He also completed a piece for voice and strummed piano which he contributed to the library.



Daniel Lazour worked in the MacDowell studio.

Built in 1912, Pine Studio was renamed MacDowell Studio in 1943 in recognition of support from a group of Edward MacDowell’s music students. It was built as a composers’ studio and the stuccoed walls were intended to be soundproof. Like many of the studios on property, MacDowell was winterized in the 1950s when the program began welcoming…

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