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Steven Sater

Steven won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Lyrics, the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Musical for Spring Awakening.  Plays include the long-running Carbondale Dreams; Perfect for You; Doll (Rosenthal Prize); A Footnote to the Iliad (New York Stage and Film); Asylum (Naked Angels), and a reconceived musical version of Shakespeare’s Tempest (Lyric Hammersmith).  He has collaborated with Duncan Sheik on Nero (Magic Theatre, New York Stage and Film); The Nightingale (La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, and New York Stage and Film); Alice By Heart (commissioned by The National Theatre of London: Connections); and the critically acclaimed album Phantom Moon (Nonesuch.  Sater wrote the script and lyrics for Prometheus Bound, with music by Serj Tankian, directed by Diane Paulus, which premiered at the ART in March 2011.  He has also written the script and lyrics for Some Lovers, with music by Burt Bacharach, which will premiere at the Old Globe later this year.  Additionally, Sater works as a pop/rock lyricist and a screenwriter (the forthcoming Chitty Chitty Bang Bang remake for Sony Pictures).

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