Richard Maltby, Jr.

Broadway director and lyricist, two-time Tony winner, creator of cryptic crosswords for Harper's Magazine

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BROADWAY: Conceived and directed two Tony Award winning musicals: Ain't Misbehavin' (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards -- also Tony Award for Best Director); Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards); as well as RING OF FIRE, (2006).

With composer David Shire: director/lyricist: Baby, (1983, seven Tony nominations); lyricist: Big, (1996, Tony nomination: Best Score); lyricist/conceiver, TAKE FLIGHT (Menier Chocolate Factory, 2010).

With Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, co-lyricist: Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991); co-lyricist: THE PIRATE QUEEN (2007). Director: THE STORY OF MY LIFE (2009). Director/co-lyricist: Song & Dance, (1986 Tony Award for star, Bernadette Peters.)

OFF-BROADWAY: director/lyricist Starting Here, Starting Now, (1977, Grammy nomination) and Closer Than Ever, (1989, two Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Musical, Best Score; 2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award, Best Musical Revival), both written with composer David Shire. Director: JUST JIM DALE Roundabout Theatre) (2014).

REGIONAL: director, MASK (2008, Pasadena Playhouse); director, THE 60'S PROJECT (2006, Goodspeed).

FILM: Screenplay, MISS POTTER, (2007: Christopher Award, best screenplay.).

Contributes cryptic crossword puzzles to Harpers Magazine. Son of well-known orchestra leader; Five children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily and Charlotte.

Photograph by Joan Marcus

Richard Maltby Jr.