Greg Kotis has won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. A list of all the nominees follows:
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL:
John Guare, Sweet Smell of Success
John Guare received Tony nominations for House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation. He won a Tony for his libretto to Two Gentlemen of Verona, which also won the Tony as Best Musical of 1972. His screenplay for Louis Malle's Atlantic City earned him an Oscar nomination. Signature Theatre devoted its 1998-99 season to his work, and presented his latest play, A Few Stout Individuals, in May 2002.
Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia
Theatre: Rag Doll, Too Much Too Young and Renegades (Bristol Old Vic); Boys Mean Business, Dead Sheep and Shang-a-Lang (Bush). Winner: Bristol Old Vic/HTV Playwriting Award, Thames Television Writer-in-Residence Award and Thames Television Best Play Award. TV: Episodes of "Casualty," "Love Hurts" and "Gold," and the series "Love in the 21st Century." Film: Shang-a-Lang and a new project for Paramount Pictures.
Greg Kotis, Urinetown
Mr. Kotis is a veteran of the Neo-Futurists, creators of the long-running Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Jobey and Katherine, his play about fish, toast and a love stronger and grimmer than death, enjoyed runs in New York and Chicago in 1997. As a member of Cardiff Giant, he appeared in countless anarchic improvisations and co-authored six plays including LBJFKKK, Love Me and Aftertaste! (the Musical). Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Mr. Morris wrote the film Thoroughly Modern Millie (seven Oscar nominations and a WGA Award - Best American Musical). Broadway acclaim came with The Unsinkable Molly Brown (libretto). His TV work (writing/directing) garnered an Emmy nomination. Before his death, he completed the initial stage adaptation of Thoroughly Modern Millie with Dick Scanlan.
Mr. Scanlan is the author of the novel Does Freddy Dance. He has published articles in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Playboy, Playbill and other magazines. He wrote the lyrics to Jeanine Tesori's music for "The Girl in 14G," on Kristin Chenoweth's recent Sony CD, Let Yourself Go. A former actor, he originated the role of Miss Great Plains in the Off-Broadway musical Pageant.