NOMINEES: Best Book of a Musical
Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde
Mr. Bricusse has received four Tony Award nominations. His scores for more than 15 motion pictures (including Dr. Dolittle and Scrooge) have earned him two Academy Awards and 10 nominations, a Grammy and eight nominations and eight Ivor Novello Awards, the top British songwriting award. Mr. Bricusse is also currently represented on Broadway by Victor/Victoria.
David Thompson, Steel Pier
Mr. Thompson has been involved with Kander and Ebb on such projects as the revival of Chicago (script adaptation) and wrote new librettos for the revivals of Flora, the Red Menace (Off-Broadway) and 70, Girls, 70 in London. He co-created their acclaimed And the World Goes 'Round, which won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical Revue.
Cy Coleman, Ira Gasman, David Newman, The Life
Mr. Coleman has written scores for some of the best musicals of the past three decades. Mr. Gasman has written lyrics for the stage, television and motion pictures. Mr. Newman wrote the book for the musical It's a Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman. Among his awards are a NY Film Critics Award and three Writer Guild of America Awards for such screenplays as Bonnie and Clyde, What's Up Doc?, Superman and Superman II and III.
Peter Stone, Titanic
Mr. Stone won Tony Awards for Woman of the Year, l776 and The Will Rogers Follies and NY Drama Critics Circle Awards for the latter two musicals. He also received six Tony nominations. The author of more than 24 films, he's received an Academy Award, Edgar and Christopher Awards. He won an Emmy for an episode of "The Defenders." Titanic marks Mr. Stone's 14th Broadway production.