Discipline: Theatre – libretto, Theatre – musical theatre, Literature – poetry

Mark Campbell

Discipline: Theatre – libretto, Theatre – musical theatre, Literature – poetry
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1998, 1999, 2001

Mark Campbell is a Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning opera librettist and music-theatre lyricist based in New York. Among the 35+ plus operas he has written, the best known are Silent Night, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Cree, Stonewall, The Shining, As One, The Manchurian Candidate, Later the Same Evening, The Nefarious, Immoral But Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, Approaching Ali, Volpone, and Bastianello/Lucrezia. His musicals include Songs from an Unmade Bed and Splendora. Mark has received many other prestigious awards, including the first Kleban Foundation Award for Lyricist, two Richard Rodgers Awards, a Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, and the first Dominic J. Pelliciotti Award. Mark also mentors future generations of opera writers though such organizations as American Lyric Theater, the American Opera Project, and the American Opera Initiative.



Mark Campbell worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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