Schools of the Stars: Where the 2014 Tony Nominees Went to College – The Writers

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29 Apr 2014

Alan Menken
Alan Menken

Where the 2014 Tony nominees pursued their college studies – Part 1, the Writers.

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What does it take to get nominated for a Tony Award? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.

Here is a rundown on where the nominees for the 2014 Tony Awards pursued their college studies. Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Nominated Authors of Best Play
James Lapine (Act One): Franklin and Marshall College and California Institute of the Arts
Robert Schenkkan (All the Way): University of Texas, Austin and Cornell University
Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina): Pratt Institute
Terrence McNally (Mothers and Sons): Columbia University
John Patrick Shanley (Outside Mullingar): New York University



Nominated Authors of Best Book of a Musical
Chad Beguelin (Aladdin): New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
Douglas McGrath (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical): Princeton University
Woody Allen (Bullets Over Broadway): New York University and City College of New York
Robert L. Freedman (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder): University of California, Los Angeles and New York University

Nominated Writers of Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Alan Menken (Music for Aladdin): New York University—Steinhardt School Of Culture, Education And Human Development
Howard Ashman (Lyrics for Aladdin): at Boston University and Indiana University
Tim Rice (Lyrics for Aladdin): Lancing College and Sorbonne University
Chad Beguelin (Lyrics for Aladdin): New York University—Tisch School of the Arts

Jason Robert Brown (Music & Lyrics for The Bridges of Madison County): Eastman School of Music

Steven Lutvak (Music and Lyrics for (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder): New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
Robert L. Freedman (Lyrics for (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder): University of California, Los Angeles and New York University

Tom Kitt (Music for If/Then): Columbia University
Brian Yorkey (Lyrics for If/Then): Columbia University