CHARLES LEIPART (Playwright) Awards: The Kleban Award for Librettist; New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) 2010 Excellence in Writing Lyrics; Finalist for the Fred Ebb Foundation Award in Songwriting 2005, 2006 & 2008. Winner of the Global Search for New Musicals, Cardiff, Wales, 2005. His musical Frog Kiss received the most Citations for Excellence at NYMF 2010. Upcoming works include Swimming at the Ritz a dramatic comedy which toured the UK in 2010/2011; Enchanted April, a musical romance, with music by Richard B. Evans; an original animated musical feature, Jazzland, with a score by Eric Scott Reed. His adaptation of Helene Hanff's comic memoir, Underfoot in Show Business, received its world premiere at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne, UK, May 2008, directed by award-winning BBC director, David Giles. His original musical, Me and Miss Monroe, featuring Rachel York, was produced in an industry workshop by Chase Mishkin, 2011. Other musicals: Pickwick's Haunted Christmas, The Price of Everything, espresso trasho, The Showgirl of 52nd Street, The Doctor's Wife. Charles is a former Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation and a recipient of a regional Emmy for The Undefeated Rhumba Champ. His work is published by Dramatists Play Service and Applause Theatre Books of New York. A native of Chicago, a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Speech, Charles lives and writes in New York City, and is a member of The Dramatist's Guild.

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