Henry began composing for Off-Off-Broadway in his twenties. Soon, collaborations with Tom Eyen and Broadway director/producer/choreographer Michael Bennett led to a workshop production of what was originally entitled Big Dreams. After several workshops, numerous rewrites an out of town tryout in Boston, Dreamgirls came to Broadway in 1981 and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards (including Best Score) - winning six. One song, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" became a top hit, and others became popular as well. Mr. Krieger also composed the scores to The Tap Dance Kid, (1983-85) with Robert Lorick and the acclaimed Side Show, (1997-98), written with Bill Russell and directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom.
Twenty-five years later the film version of Dreamgirls directed by Bill Condon and starring Eddie Murphy and Jamie Fox and Beyonce was released and the soundtrack became a number one album.
Oscar nominations: "Listen", "Love You I Do", and "Patience" for Best Original Song.
Grammy awards: Cast Album of Dreamgirls and “Love you, I Do” for Best Song in a Motion Picture.
Tony nominations: Side Show and Dreamgirls for Best Score.
Henry lives in Manhattan’s West Village.