Interview with THE PROM Playwright & Lyricist CHAD BEGUELIN
Playwright and lyricist CHAD BEGUELIN discusses his amazing career and the process of getting a show to Broadway. Chad’s latest musical The Prom was a Broadway triumph winning the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as a film adaptation by Ryan Murphy for Netflix. The Prom recently launched a national tour and will make over 20 stops around the country.
Chad Beguelin is a six-time Tony® nominee. His works include Disney’s Aladdin (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Book and Outstanding Lyrics), The Prom (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Book and Outstanding Lyrics) and The Wedding Singer (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). He also wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf, which broke several box office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. His play Harbor premiered Off-Broadway at Primary Stages. He is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Awards, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award and the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Chad is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Dramatic Writing Program.