Author

Lynn Ahrens

Lynn Ahrens

Lynn Ahrens won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and received two Grammy nominations for the score of Broadway’s Ragtime. For Twentieth Century Fox’s animated feature film Anastasia, she was nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes. Broadway credits include: Once On This Island (London Olivier Award, Best Musical; Tony nominations, Best Book and Score); Seussical (Grammy nomination); Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas Carol (composer, Alan Menken); Rocky; My Favorite Year; Chita Rivera--The Dancer’s Life; and Anastasia, which arrives on Broadway this spring. Other theater: Lincoln Center Theater premieres of Dessa Rose, The Glorious Ones ((both Drama Desk-nominated); and A Man of No Importance (Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical); Lucky Stiff; and Little Dancer, which premiered at the Kennedy Center. For her numerous film and television credits, which include A Christmas Carol (teleplay, NBC- TV); Camp (IFC Films); Lucky Stiff; and the renowned animated series Schoolhouse Rock (ABC-TV), she received the Emmy Award and four nominations. She is the first Lilly Award recipient for Lyrics. In 2014, she and longtime collaborator Stephen Flaherty received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2015 they were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. They serve on the Dramatists Guild of America’s Council and co-founded the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program for Emerging Writers.