Tony-Nominated Composer to Visit Lehman Nov. 29

BRONX, NY— Tony-nominated composer Michael John LaChiusa will talk about his career writing musicals for the Broadway stage and beyond, when he visits Lehman on Tuesday, November 29. LaChiusa will appear as a guest on Professor William M. Hoffman’s “Conversations” series, which begins taping at 2 p.m. in Room C-14 of Carman Hall. The taping is free and open to the campus community.

As one of the most prolific composers in New York, LaChiusa has contributed over a dozen musicals to the American theatre since beginning his career in 1991. His most recent musical is the widely acclaimed Public Theatre hit See What I Wanna See. He is also the composer and lyricist of a new musical, The House of Bernardo Alba, with libretto by Richard Nelson, which will premiere at Lincoln Center Theatre next February.

Two of his musicals, Marie Christine and The Wild Party, received Tony Award nominations for Best Score and Best Book (with George C. Wolfe on The Wild Party). Other works include Little Fish, Hello Again, First Lady Suite, Break/Agnes/Eulogy for Mister Hamm and Chronicle of a Death Foretold, for which he received a Tony nomination in 1996 for Best Book (with Graciela Daniele and Jim Lewis).

Previous guests interviewed on “Conversations” have included playwrights Edward Albee and Arthur Lawrence, Metropolitan Opera star Barbara Resnik and composers John Corigliano and Mark Adamo.

“Conversations” airs over Bronxnet and CUNY-TV. For more information about the series, call (718) 960-2558.

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