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Steven Sater is an American poet, playwright, lyricist, television writer and screenwriter.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Works

2.1 Stage 2.2 Film and television 2.3 Music

3 References 4 External links

Life and career[edit] Born in Evansville, Indiana, Sater attended Washington University in St. Louis as an undergraduate. Due to an apartment fire Sater was forced to jump from his balcony and damaged his spine, as well as several other limbs. The months spent recovering from his injuries and burns inspired Sater to teach himself Ancient Greek and seriously pursue the arts, and he went on to study English literature at Princeton University.[12] After completing his graduate program, Sater took a position with a New York literary agent, but continued to write plays on the side. It was during this time that he joined the Soka Gakkai International, a lay Nichiren Buddhist organization. His membership has proved important to his life beyond spirituality, as it brought Sater together with both his future wife, and his future creative partner, Duncan Sheik.[13] Soon after meeting, Sater collaborated with Sheik on his play Umbrage, with Sheik providing the music for Sater's lyrics. To produce Sheik's third studio album Phantom Moon, Sater gave Sheik lyrics and Sheik set them musically, cooperatively producing the album. They returned to stage to produce Nero at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, California, with book and lyrics by Sater and music by Sheik. The project remains in active development, most recently workshopped with New York Stage and Film at the Powerhouse Theater
Powerhouse Theater
at Vassar College
Vassar College
in July 2008, starring Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, and Michael Arden, under the direction of Daniel Kramer.[14] Sater and Sheik continued their stage work with Spring Awakening, a musical interpretation of German playwright Frank Wedekind's play of the same name. In 2007, Sater won two Tony Awards
Tony Awards
for his work on Spring Awakening. He won the Tony for Best Book and Best Musical Score, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, and the Outer Critic Circle Award for Best Lyrics. The pair received the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and, in addition, The Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, the Outer Critics Circle, the Drama Desk, the Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics' Circle, the Drama League Award, and the 2008 London Critics' Circle and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Spring Awakening recently concluded its second national tour, and has opened internationally in over 35 countries, including Australia, Sweden, Japan, Israel, Serbia, Brazil, Korea, Argentina, Norway, and Great Britain (in London, at the Lyric Hammersmith and Novello theaters).[15][16] Productions were scheduled for eighteen countries around the world throughout Europe, Asia, and South America.[17] Works[edit] Stage[edit]

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Sater and Sheik are currently at work on a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Nightingale." The piece, also called "The Nightingale," will be presented in a Page to Stage production at La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla Playhouse
in the summer 2012 (directed by Moises Kaufman, and produced by Dodgers Theatricals).[18] The show has previously been workshopped at the O'Neill Musical Theatre Conference, La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, and New York Stage and Film.[19] Sater has also worked with System of a Down's Serj Tankian
Serj Tankian
on a musical version of Prometheus Bound, directed by Diane Paulus, which opened at the American Repertory Theater
American Repertory Theater
on March 4, 2011 to mixed reviews.[20][21] The A.R.T. partnered with Amnesty International on Prometheus Bound, dedicating each week of performance to a different prisoner of conscience around the world. “The Hunger”, a single from the show recorded by Shirley Manson, has been released on iTunes, with all proceeds going to Amnesty International.[22] Sater worked with Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
on a new musical, called Some Lovers, based on the short story The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. The musical had its regional premiere at The Old Globe in November/December 2011. British vocalist Rumer recorded a single from the show as part of a special Christmas album, also featuring Bacharach’s Alfie.[23] In 2011, Sater and Sheik received a commission from the National Theatre: Connections and created a new musical based on Alice in Wonderland titled Alice by Heart.[citation needed] The show premiered at 25 regional theatres around the UK, and was performed at the National Theatre in June 2012.[citation needed] The Lyric Hammersmith and Flying High Theatres held performances in June 2012, both of which Sater attended.[citation needed] Film and television[edit] Sater is also co-creator and executive producer, with Paul Reiser, of recent pilots for both NBC and FX, and has developed two projects for HBO, and another for Showtime.[24] He has also worked on a feature film with Jessie Nelson.[25] In 2010, he completed a draft for Sony Picture’s upcoming remake of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.[26] In 2010, Sater's screenplay for a film adaptation of Spring Awakening was in development at Playtone, with McG
McG
attached to direct.[27] Music[edit] Sater works as a lyricist with various composers in the pop/rock world, including Burt Bacharach, Johnny Mandel, Andreas Carlsson, Leo Z, Desmond Child, Brian Byrne, and William Joseph. Sater wrote two songs with Sheik for Michael Mayer's feature film A Home at the End of the World as well as the independent features Brother's Shadow and Mary Stuart Masterson's The Cake Eaters. Further recorded songs include: Trash (Play) Ragdoll (Lucy Woodward) Some Lovers (Rumer) Come In Ogni Ora (Karima, Burt Bacharach) Just Walk Away (Karima, Burt Bacharach) Something That Was Beautiful (Mario Biondi) The Hunger (Shirley Manson, Serj Tankian) Another Heaven (Yisabel Jo) References[edit]

^ The New York Times - "Storming Broadway From Atop a Fortress" ^ Variety - "Reiser and Sater set for TV laffer" ^ Playbill - The Nightingale workshop ^ Playbill - Nero workshop ^ Sater and Jessie Nelson collaborate ^ Playbill - Prometheus Bound
Prometheus Bound
workshop ^ The Telegraph - Spring Awakening London opening ^ The Independent - "Spring Awakening opens at the Lyric" ^ Variety - "Spring Awakening opens overseas" ^ Theatre: Teen rock Musical Alice by Heart Promises to Shake Things Up ^ Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's "The Nightingale" will Test its Wings at La Jolla ^ The New York Times ^ The New York Times ^ Playbill ^ The Telegraph ^ The Independent ^ Variety ^ Playbill ^ Playbill ^ The New York Times ^ Broadwayworld.com ^ Theatermania.com ^ Playbill ^ Variety ^ Courierpress.com ^ Playbill Archived 2011-05-04 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Deadline.com

External links[edit]

Steven Sater on IMDb

Awards for Steven Sater

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics

Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1969) Stephen Sondheim/ Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht
(1970) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) John Guare
John Guare
(1972) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Al Carmines (1974) Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975) Edward Kleban (1976) Martin Charnin (1977) Carol Hall (1978) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Stephen Sondheim/ Maury Yeston (1982) Howard Ashman (1983) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1984) Roger Miller
Roger Miller
(1985) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1988) David Zippel (1990) William Finn
William Finn
(1991) Susan Birkenhead (1992) Denis Markell and Douglas Bernstein (1993) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Jonathan Larson (1996) Gerard Alessandrini
Gerard Alessandrini
(1997) Lynn Ahrens (1998) Gerard Alessandrini
Gerard Alessandrini
(1999) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(2000) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2001) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2002) Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(2003) Stephen Schwartz (2004) Eric Idle
Eric Idle
(2005) Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Steven Sater (2007) Stew (2008) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(2009) John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(2010) Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2012) Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin
(2013) Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak (2014) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2015) Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) David Yazbek (2017)

v t e

Tony Award for Best Original Score

1947-1975

Street Scene by Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill
(1947) Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
by Cole Porter
Cole Porter
(1949) South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1950) Call Me Madam
Call Me Madam
by Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1951) No Strings
No Strings
by Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1962) Oliver!
Oliver!
by Lionel Bart
Lionel Bart
(1963) Hello, Dolly! by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1964) Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
by Jerry Bock
Jerry Bock
and Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick
(1965) Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha
by Mitch Leigh
Mitch Leigh
and Joe Darion (1966) Cabaret by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1967) Hallelujah, Baby!
Hallelujah, Baby!
by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green
Adolph Green
(1968) Company by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) Follies
Follies
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1972) A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Gigi by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1974) The Wiz
The Wiz
by Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975)

1976-2000

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
by Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
and Edward Kleban (1976) Annie by Charles Strouse
Charles Strouse
and Martin Charnin (1977) On the Twentieth Century by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (1978) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Woman of the Year by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1981) Nine by Maury Yeston (1982) Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(1983) La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1984) Big River by Roger Miller
Roger Miller
(1985) Drood
Drood
by Rupert Holmes (1986) Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil (1987) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1988) City of Angels by Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
and David Zippel (1990) The Will Rogers Follies
Follies
by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (1991) Falsettos by William Finn
William Finn
(1992) Kiss of the Spider Woman by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
/ The Who's Tommy by Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
(1993) Passion by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, and Christopher Hampton (1995) Rent by Jonathan Larson (1996) Titanic by Maury Yeston (1997) Ragtime by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (1998) Parade by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(1999) Aida by Elton John
Elton John
and Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(2000)

2001-present

The Producers by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2001) Urinetown
Urinetown
by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (2002) Hairspray by Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman (2003) Avenue Q
Avenue Q
by Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Jeff Marx
Jeff Marx
(2004) The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(2005) The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik
and Steven Sater (2007) In the Heights
In the Heights
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2008) Next to Normal
Next to Normal
by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (2009) Memphis by David Bryan
David Bryan
and Joe DiPietro (2010) The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Newsies by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Jack Feldman (2012) Kinky Boots by Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
(2013) The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2014) Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron (2015) Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

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Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical

1950–1975

South Pacific by Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
and Joshua Logan (1950) Hello, Dolly! by Michael Stewart (1964) Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
by Joseph Stein (1965) Company by George Furth (1971) Two Gentlemen of Verona by John Guare
John Guare
and Mel Shapiro (1972) A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
by Hugh Wheeler (1973) Candide by Hugh Wheeler (1974) Shenandoah by James Lee Barrett, Peter Udell and Philip Rose (1975)

1976–2000

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante (1976) Annie by Thomas Meehan (1977) On the Twentieth Century by Betty Comden
Betty Comden
and Adolph Green
Adolph Green
(1978) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
by Hugh Wheeler (1979) Evita by Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Woman of the Year by Peter Stone (1981) Dreamgirls by Tom Eyen (1982) Cats by T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(1983) La Cage aux Folles by Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1984) Big River by William Hauptman (1985) Drood
Drood
by Rupert Holmes (1986) Les Misérables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (1987) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
by James Lapine
James Lapine
(1988) No Award (1989) City of Angels by Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1990) The Secret Garden by Marsha Norman
Marsha Norman
(1991) Falsettos by William Finn
William Finn
and James Lapine
James Lapine
(1992) Kiss of the Spider Woman by Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally
(1993) Passion by James Lapine
James Lapine
(1994) Sunset Boulevard by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1995) Rent by Jonathan Larson (1996) Titanic by Peter Stone (1997) Ragtime by Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally
(1998) Parade by Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1999) James Joyce's The Dead
James Joyce's The Dead
by Richard Nelson (2000)

2001–present

The Producers by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and Thomas Meehan (2001) Urinetown
Urinetown
by Greg Kotis (2002) Hairspray by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell
Mark O'Donnell
(2003) Avenue Q
Avenue Q
by Jeff Whitty (2004) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
by Rachel Sheinkin (2005) The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Don McKellar
(2006) Spring Awakening by Steven Sater (2007) Passing Strange by Stew (2008) Billy Elliot the Musical
Billy Elliot the Musical
by Lee Hall (2009) Memphis by Joe DiPietro (2010) The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Once by Enda Walsh
Enda Walsh
(2012) Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
by Dennis Kelly (2013) A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
by Robert L. Freedman (2014) Fun Home by Lisa Kron (2015) Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
by Steven Levenson (2017)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 255544912 LCCN: n93117592 ISNI: 0000 0003 7775 1112 MusicBrainz: eb8790e8-dd85-4dfc-aafc-aa66146a8b6d NKC: mzk2009544

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