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Biography of Lynn Ahrens

Lynn Ahrens won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and received two Grammy nominations for Ragtime. She was nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes for the animated feature, Anastasia. She has written both book and lyrics for seven musicals: Once On This Island (Olivier Award, Best Musical, Tony nominations for Best Book and Score); Seussical (Grammy and Drama Desk nominations, one of the most performed shows in America); Lincoln Center Theater's Dessa Rose and The Glorious Ones (both Drama Desk-nominated); Lucky Stiff; Little Dancer and Madison Square Garden's A Christmas Carol. She wrote lyrics for My Favorite Year; Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life; Ragtime (2009 Broadway revival); A Man of No Importance (Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical) and Rocky (Hamburg and Broadway). Ms. Ahrens is an Emmy winner and four-time Emmy nominee. Her many film and television credits include: A Christmas Carol (teleplay, NBCTV); Camp (IFC Films); Lucky Stiff (screenplay); Schoolhouse Rock (mainstay writer). Her work has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and other major concert venues. Her short stories and essays have been published nationally. She is a Council member of the Dramatists Guild of America, co-founder of the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program and the first recipient of the Betty Comden Lilly Award. She and composer Stephen Flaherty recently celebrated thirty years of collaboration and received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime

Shows by Lynn Ahrens

A Christmas Carol (Broadway)
Lucky Stiff
A Man Of No Importance
My Favorite Year
Once On This Island
Once On This Island JR.
Schoolhouse Rock Live Too!
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.
When The Cookie Crumbles (TYA Collection)…
Ragtime (Version 2)
Ragtime (Version 1)
Dessa Rose
Emperor's New Clothes (Ahrens/Flaherty)
Ragtime School Edition
Seussical TYA
Seussical JR.
The Glorious Ones
Seussical KIDS