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Richard Henry Morris

Richard Henry Morris

Richard Henry Morris was nominated for the 2002 Tony Award (Best Book) and the 2002 Drama Desk Award (Best Book) for his work on THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE the Tony and Drama Desk award winning Best Musical of 2002. THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE played on Broadway for over two years followed by a U.S. national tour which ran for almost three years. MILLIE played in London's West End at the historic Shaftsebury Theatre and was nominated in England for the 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Musical of 2003. The show then toured extensively in the United Kingdom. THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE has brought heartfelt joy to audiences in Australia, South Africa and Japan and it currently is being performed in regional, community, college and high school theaters across the globe. THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is the stage adaptation of the original Universal film solely created and written by Richard Morris. Mr. Morris won the prestigious Writers Guild of America Award for the motion picture as Best American Musical and the film received seven Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations. Earlier Broadway acclaim came to Richard Morris with his original book - THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN - music by Meredith Wilson. THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN had a stellar Broadway run and the high spirited musical has played across world stages for many years and continues to do so. Presently a new book for The Unsinkable Molly Brown - based on the original by Richard Morris - but utilizing historical details of the real Mollly Brown's life, rather than the myth of Molly, with a score by Meredith WIllson, is being developed by Dick Scanlan, Richard's co-author of the theatrical version of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. As a motion picture film writer, Richard Morris had a number of films to his credit beyond THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE including IF A MAN ANSWERS and CHANGE OF HABIT. Beyond his theatrical and feature film writing career, Richard Morris made vast contributions to the television world, creating almost a hundred teleplays, directing and producing many of his own scripts. His writing for television garnered him an Emmy nomination. He further received the Christopher Award in honor of his television directing. Richard Morris was an avid art and history buff and a world traveler. A native of Burlingame, California, Mr. Morris attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. He enlisted in the Army and wrote shows while in the Special Services Division. Thereafter he moved to New York and studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. His work at the Playhouse also included writing, which as Fate would have it, landed him a screen writing position at Universal Studios, returning him to Los Angeles. And as the saying goes, the rest is history. Richard Henry Morris enjoyed an enormously successful career in three different entertainment arenas - the theater, motion pictures, and television. Though he has passed on, his life was full and his talents have left a legacy for audiences to be charmed by and to forever appreciate.

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