Adam Guettel - Special Master Class 2013
Adam Guettel is a composer/lyricist living in New York City. His musical, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, with a book by Craig Lucas, premiered on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater in April 2005. THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA received six 2005 Tony Awards including two for Mr. Guettel – Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations and a Grammy nomination for best cast recording. PIAZZA also received 5 Drama Desk Awards, including two for Mr Guettel -- Best Music, and Best Orchestrations. His other works include LOVE'S FIRE, a collaboration with John Guare for The Acting Company, and SATURN RETURNS, a concert at Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. SATURN RETURNS was recorded by Nonesuch Records under the title MYTHS AND HYMNS. Four of Mr. Guettel's songs were featured on Audra McDonald's Nonesuch Records album, WAY BACK TO PARADISE (1998).
Mr. Guettel is currently working on four new musicals and an opera. He recently performed material from these new projects for a week at the Hippodrome Casino in London. Accolades for Mr. Guettel include the Stephen Sondheim Award (1990), the ASCAP New Horizons Award (1997), and the American Composers Orchestra Award (2005).