Elizabeth Swados

Elizabeth Swados

Choreographer

Elizabeth Swados, whose experimental and socially searching pieces of musical theatre were a mainstay of 1970s and '80s theatre in New York, died Jan. 5 from complications following surgery for esophageal cancer. She was 64.

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  • Also known as: Liz Swados
  • Born: Feb 5, 1951 in Buffalo, NY
  • Death: Jan 5, 2016 in New York, NY

Roles (13)

Doonesbury Playbill - Nov 1983 Doonesbury (1983)
Opened Nov 21, 1983
  • Music
  • Music Orchestrations
Doonesbury - Opening Night
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Runaways Playbill - May 1978 Runaways (1978)
Opened May 13, 1978
  • Guitar
  • Book
  • Music
  • Lyrics
  • Director
  • Choreographer
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Agamemnon Playbill - May 1977 Agamemnon (1977)
Opened May 18, 1977
  • Music
  • Conception
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The Cherry Orchard Playbill - Feb 1977 The Cherry Orchard (1977)
Opened Feb 17, 1977
  • Incidental Music
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1978 Outstanding Director of a Musical Runaways Nominee
1978 Outstanding Lyrics Runaways Nominee
1978 Outstanding Music Runaways Nominee
1977 Outstanding Music Nightclub Cantata Nominee
1977 Unique Theatrical Experience Nightclub Cantata Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1977 Special Award Nightclub Cantata Winner
1977 Special Award The Cherry Orchard Winner
1977 Special Award Agamemnon Winner
Tony Award
1978 Best Book of a Musical Runaways Nominee
1978 Best Choreography Runaways Nominee
1978 Best Direction of a Musical Runaways Nominee
1978 Best Original Score Runaways Nominee

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