Michael Korie

Michael Korie was nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his lyrics to GREY GARDENS. He and composer Scott Frankel received The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award for their score. Also with Frankel, he wrote book and lyrics to DOLL (Sundance Institute, Chicago's Ravinia Festival) and MEET MISTER FUTURE (Cardiff Festival, 2005). His libretto to Williamson Music composer Ricky Ian Gordon's opera THE GRAPES OF WRATH premiered to acclaim at Minnesota Opera in February, with productions at Utah Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera in 2007-8, directed by Eric Simonson and conducted by Grant Gershon. His librettos for operas composed by Stewart Wallace include HARVEY MILK (San Francisco Opera) and HOPPER'S WIFE (Long Beach Opera; NYFA Award) both directed by Christopher Alden; KABBALAH (Next Wave Festival) directed by Ann Carlson; and WHERE'S DICK? directed by Richard Foreman (Houston Grand Opera). He co wrote lyrics with Amy Powers to composer Lucy Simon's ZHIVAGO, book by Michael Weller, directed by Des McAnuff (La Jolla Playhouse, 2006). Korie's lyrics were awarded The Edward Kleban Award and Jonathan Larson Foundation Award.