Craig Lucas

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Craig Lucas - A Renowned American Artist Craig Lucas is a multi-talented American playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, musical actor, as well as film director. Craig was born on April 30, 1951, he was found in a car in Atlanta, Georgia, and was later adopted when he was just eight months old by a conservative Pennsylvania couple. Lucas's father was an FBI agent while his mother was a painter. Craig finished his schooling in 1969 from Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. In the 1960s, Lucas discovered his interest in the political side, and in the 1970s, he realized his attraction toward men. Lucas's Early Days & Musical Debut Lucas went on to complete his Bachelor of Arts in theatre and creative writing from Boston University in 1973 where his mentor Anne Sexton suggested him to move to New York City to become a playwright. During his initial days, he struggled across several jobs while in the evening he used to play in Broadway musicals including Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century, Rex, Sweeney Todd, and many more. Later Stephen Sondheim told him that he was a better writer than an actor. It was in 1979 when Lucas met Norman René and subsequent few years they released their first collaboration which came out as Marry Me a Little in the year 198, and after its success, they did many plays together such as Missing Persons (1981), Blue Window (1984), Three Postcards (1987), and many more. Due to his pioneering work in romantic comedies, Lucas began to write more severe plays about AIDS, which involved The Singing Forest and The Dying Gaul which was later shaped into a film that was directed by Lucas only. He also wrote the book for musicals such as The Light in the Piazza, and also directed the world premiere at the Intiman Theater in Seattle. His Lincoln Center production, directed by Bartlett Sher earned him a Tony Award nomination. In December 2008, at Playwrights Horizons Lucas's play Prayer for My Enemy premiered Off-Broadway and production was directed by Lucas's constant collaborator Bartlett Sher, and Victoria Clark, Michele Pawk, and Jonathan Groff were featured. Lucas also presented a book with a composition by Marius de Vries to Melbourne's Regent Theatre hosted the world premiere (and Broadway try-out) of King Kong, in June 2014. Lucas's Accolades, Awards & Nominations In 2001 Lucas was recognized with an Obie Award at the Rattlestick Theater for his direction of Harry Kondoleon's Saved or Destroyed. He also won the 2003 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay for The Secret Lives of Dentists. He has been nominated for many awards such as the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award, Outer Critics Circle, L.A. Drama Critics Circle, Drama-Logue, Lambda Literary Awards, etc. and have successfully won many of them. At JOOX listen to Craig Lucas's latest songs and albums such as I Said This, Burning, and many more.

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Albums | Singles

Album Weirdo from Craig Lucas
Weirdo5 Mar 2021
Album Happy from Craig Lucas
Happy3 Jul 2020
Album Anti-Sociable from Craig Lucas
Anti-Sociable28 Jun 2019
Album Smother from Craig Lucas
Smother9 Feb 2018
Album Restless from Craig Lucas
Restless27 Sep 2017
Album I Said This from Craig Lucas
I Said This28 Jul 2017
Weirdo
Weirdo5 Mar 2021
Happy
Happy8 Jul 2020

About Craig Lucas

Craig Lucas - A Renowned American Artist

Craig Lucas is a multi-talented American playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, musical actor, as well as film director.

Craig was born on April 30, 1951, he was found in a car in Atlanta, Georgia, and was later adopted when he was just eight months old by a conservative Pennsylvania couple. Lucas's father was an FBI agent while his mother was a painter. Craig finished his schooling in 1969 from Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. In the 1960s, Lucas discovered his interest in the political side, and in the 1970s, he realized his attraction toward men. 

Lucas's Early Days & Musical Debut

Lucas went on to complete his Bachelor of Arts in theatre and creative writing from Boston University in 1973 where his mentor Anne Sexton suggested him to move to New York City to become a playwright. 

During his initial days, he struggled across several jobs while in the evening he used to play in Broadway musicals including Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century, Rex, Sweeney Todd, and many more. Later Stephen Sondheim told him that he was a better writer than an actor. It was in 1979 when Lucas met Norman René and subsequent few years they released their first collaboration which came out as Marry Me a Little in the year 198, and after its success, they did many plays together such as Missing Persons (1981), Blue Window (1984), Three Postcards (1987), and many more. 

Due to his pioneering work in romantic comedies, Lucas began to write more severe plays about AIDS, which involved The Singing Forest and The Dying Gaul which was later shaped into a film that was directed by Lucas only. He also wrote the book for musicals such as The Light in the Piazza, and also directed the world premiere at the Intiman Theater in Seattle. His Lincoln Center production, directed by Bartlett Sher earned him a Tony Award nomination.

In December 2008, at Playwrights Horizons Lucas's play Prayer for My Enemy premiered Off-Broadway and production was directed by Lucas's constant collaborator Bartlett Sher, and Victoria Clark, Michele Pawk, and Jonathan Groff were featured. Lucas also presented a book with a composition by Marius de Vries to Melbourne's Regent Theatre hosted the world premiere (and Broadway try-out) of King Kong, in June 2014.

Lucas's Accolades, Awards & Nominations

In 2001 Lucas was recognized with an Obie Award at the Rattlestick Theater for his direction of Harry Kondoleon's Saved or Destroyed. He also won the 2003 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay for The Secret Lives of Dentists. He has been nominated for many awards such as the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award, Outer Critics Circle, L.A. Drama Critics Circle, Drama-Logue, Lambda Literary Awards, etc. and have successfully won many of them.
 
At JOOX listen to Craig Lucas's latest songs and albums such as I Said This, Burning, and many more.

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