Steven Sater

Steven Sater

Steven won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Lyrics, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, as well as the London Critics Circle Award and the Olivier Award for Best New Musical for Spring Awakening. Tony nominee -- Best Musical Revival for Deaf West Production. Other Musicals: Alice By Heart (National Theatre of London: Connections; forthcoming from MCC).  The Nightingale (New York Stage & Film, La Jolla Playhouse), Nero (Magic Theatre, NY Stage and Film); Prometheus Bound, (music by Serj Tankian, directed by Diane Paulus., ART) Some Lovers (music by Burt Bacharach, the Old Globe; forthcoming at The Other Palace). Plays include the long-running Carbondale Dreams; Perfect for You; Doll (Rosenthal Prize); A Footnote to the Iliad (NYSF, Chester Stage); Asylum (Naked Angels), Arms on Fire (Steppenwolf New Play Prize, Chester Stage), New York Animals (Bedlam), and a reconceived musical version of Shakespeare’s Tempest (Lyric Hammersmith).  Current work includes: Murder at the Gates (music by James Bourne, the Huntington Theatre), Painted from Memory  (music by Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello, co-written with Chuck Lorre, La Jolla Playhouse). Additionally, Sater works as a screenwriter, and has created television projects for HBO, Showtime, FX, and NBC.  He is currently creating a potential series with Paul Reiser for London’s Channel 4.  Sater also works as a lyricist with various pop composers -- his songs have been recorded by artists from Shirley Manson to Michael Bublé. He has teamed up with Spring Awakening collaborator Duncan Sheik and Waitress librettist Jessie Nelson on the new musical Alice By Heart, making its debut at MCC Theater in New York City in January of 2019.

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