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James Lapine
Born 10 January 1949 (1949-01-10) (age 61)
Mansfield, Ohio, USA
Nationality United States
Spouse Sarah Kernochan
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Awards Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1985)

James Lapine (born January 10, 1949) is an American stage director and librettist.

Lapine was born in Mansfield, Ohio and graduated from Franklin and Marshall College. He was a photographer, graphic designer, and architectural preservationist before being introduced to theatre when he was hired as a scenic designer at Yale University.

Lapine has won both the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical three times. He also is recipent of an Obie Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Lapine is married to screenwriter/director Sarah Kernochan.

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Directing

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Stage

Films

Bibliography

Libretti

Plays

  • Table Settings (1978)
  • Twelve Dreams (1978)
  • Luck, Pluck, and Virtue (1994)
  • The Moment When (2000)
  • Fran's Bed (2005)

Awards and nominations

Awards
  • 1984 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Book - Sunday in the Park with George
  • 1984 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical - Sunday in the Park with George
  • 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama - Sunday in the Park with George
  • 1988 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Book of a Musical - Into the Woods
  • 1988 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical - Into the Woods
  • 1992 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical - Falsettos
  • 1994 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Book - Passion
  • 1994 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical - Passion
  • 2005 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Nominations
  • 1984 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical - Sunday in the Park with George
  • 1984 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - Sunday in the Park with George
  • 1988 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical - Into the Woods
  • 1988 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - Into the Woods
  • 1992 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - Falsettos
  • 1994 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical - Passion
  • 1994 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - Passion
  • 1999 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Book of a Musical - A New Brain
  • 2000 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play - Dirty Blonde
  • 2000 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - Dirty Blonde
  • 2002 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical - Into the Woods
  • 2002 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - Into the Woods
  • 2003 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical - Amour
  • 2005 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

References

  • Haagensen, Erik J. "The Passion of James Lapine." SHOWmusic The Musical Theatre Magazine 1994: ppgs.11-16

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