Winner of the Edward Kleban Award for lyrics, Mr. Waldrop wrote lyrics for the acclaimed 75th Anniversary edition of Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular, which he also scripted. He has continued to write all new lyrics and dialogue for the show from then to the present.
Off- Broadway, he wrote book and lyrics for Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly (1996 Drama Desk Award /Best Revue, Outer Critic's Circle Award/ Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, OBIE) and contributed lyrics to: Pete‘n’Keely, Howard Crabtree's Whoop-dee-doo, and Hey, Love: the Songs of Mary Rodgers. He created special material for Bea Arthur on Broadway (2002 Tony nomination, Unique Theatrical Event) and Bette Midler's Divine Miss Millennium tour, both of which he also directed. For TheaterWorks, USA he was lyricist for A Christmas Carol, Gold Rush, and Bunnicula with a book by Charles Busch and music by Sam Davis. He’s also crafted lyrics for many industrial shows, benefits, and club acts.
Luck! a musical based on an Isaac Bashevis Singer story, with music by Brad Ross and book and lyrics by Mr. Waldrop is published by Samuel French. The Scottish Musical, a freewheeling and ridiculous retelling of Macbeth was selected for development by Goodspeed Musicals in 2009.
Mr. Waldrop enjoys a busy career as a director, working off- Broadway on small cast comedies and revues and regionally on large-scale classic musicals.
As a performer, he was in the original Broadway casts of Evita and La Cage Aux Folles. His voice can be heard on the soundtracks of Disney’s Aladdin, Pocohontas, and Mulan.