Susan Birkenhead received a Tony Nomination, a Grammy nomination, and a Drama Desk Award for her lyrics for JELLY'S LAST JAM. She was nominated for a Drama Desk for TRIUMPH OF LOVE. She was one of the writers nominated for a Tony award for WORKING, and won an Outer Critics Circle award for WHAT ABOUT LUV? She wrote additional lyrics for High Society, with a book by Arthur Kopit and a score by Cole Porter. She wrote lyrics for PIECES OF EIGHT with Jule Styne and Michael Stewart, FANNY HACKABOUT JONES with Erica Jong and Lucy Simon, and was one of the contributors to A MY NAME IS ALICE. She wrote THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY S with Charles Strouse and Evan Hunter, and has just finished MOONSTRUCK, with John Patrick Shanley and Henry Krieger. She and Mr. Krieger are also currently at work on two new projects.
Ms. Birkenhead is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council, Treasurer of the Dramatists Guild Fund, and a member of the Musical Theater Council of the Manhattan Theater Club.