Elizabeth Swados

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


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 Book of a Musical Runaways Nominee
1978 Choreography Runaways Nominee
1978 Direction of a Musical Runaways Nominee
1978 Original Score Runaways Nominee