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Douglas Cohen received the 2010 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting and won two Richard Rodgers Awards for writing book, music, and lyrics for Now Way to Treat a Lady (produced twice off-Broadway resulting in productions worldwide; published by Samuel French) and The Gig (Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, Goodspeed, York Theatre Company concert, Sacramento Music Circus; also published by Samuel French). Mr. Cohen is the composer/lyricist of The Big Time (book by Douglas Carter Beane) which debuted at the NYMF Festival. Nominated for a 2005 Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Lyrics, Children's Letters to God), he penned co-book, music, and lyrics for The Opposite of Sex (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and received a Jonathan Larson Grant for composing Barnstormer, which has recently been optioned for New York. His latest musical is Nine Wives with collaborator Dan Elish which recently received a reading in New York produced by Larry Hirschhorn and starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Sarah Stiles. Doug contributed songs to the off-Broadway hit, Boozy, developed and directed by Tony nominee, Alex Timbers. His new play, Lovely Send Anywhere, has been developed at the Lark Play Development Center and received a reading in October 2012 starring Santino Fontana and Condola Rashad and helmed by Dan Knechtges (Lysistrate Jones).
Samuel French Titles by Douglas Cohen
- Shining The Light: How One Teacher Brought The Ghostlight Project To His High School
- A Musical Classic Gets a Bold New Staging in San Antonio
- Beautiful: The Multi-Generational Draw of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
- Transgender Characters, in Their Own Words
- True and False: Harold Pinter’s HOMECOMING in a Post-Factual World
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