mary bracken phillips - lyricist, musical book writer
MARY BRACKEN PHILLIPS (Lyricist/Librettist) is a Broadway veteran who's credits include Martha Jefferson in "1776" and Grace Farrell in "Annie". Nominated for a 1992 Tony Award for her lyrics for the Broadway musical "Metro".
OFF BROADWAY: Book and lyrics: "Cradle Song", Musical Theatre Works, Goodspeed At Chester, Theatre at St. Peter's Church, NYC. Contributing writer: "A My Name is Still Alice" w Stephan Schwartz composing. Productions: Old Globe Theatre, Second Stage, NYC.
REGIONAL: Book and lyrics: "Brimstone" W Jan Mulaney composing, N.E.A. development grant, 1993. Productions: Berkshire Theatre Festival 1994, Willows Theatre, 1998, Majestic Theatre, 2002, Campbell Cabaret, Martinez CA. Recipient of nine Bay Area Critics' Awards including "Best Musical". Book and lyrics: "Silver Dollar" with Jack Murphy composing. Productions: Goodspeed at Chester, Stage One, Wichita KA, Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven, NJ. Selected by Star Ledger as one of the “Top Ten” productions of 2007.
Book and lyrics: "Mountain Days" with Craig Bohmler composing. Winner 2002 Bay Area Critics' Award "Best Original Book and Lyrics". Premiere: Chronicle Pavilion, 2001. Productions 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005: John Muir Theatre, Martinez CA. "The Haunting Of Winchester", Book and lyrics with Craig Bohmler composing: Production: San Jose Rep. San Jose CA. "Sacagawea" with Craig Bohmler composing. 2003 N.E.A. development grant.
Workshop: Village Originals Festival of New Musicals”. World premiere: Alhambra Performing Arts Center, Martinez CA. Ms Phillips has an MFA from the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.