Discipline: Theatre – libretto, Theatre – musical theatre

Michael Korie

Discipline: Theatre – libretto, Theatre – musical theatre
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2017

Michael Korie is represented on Broadway as the lyricist of the new musical War Paint, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, and is the recipient of the 2016 Marc Blitzstein Award given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He worked on new opera librettos and musicals, and a follow-up collaboration with playwright Doug Wright and composer Scott Frankel to their musical Grey Gardens. He also worked on a new musical called Flying Over Sunset when he was in residence in 2017 with collaborators James Lapine and Tom Kitt.



Michael Korie worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio with room for performance, Watson was used as a recital hall for chamber music for a…

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