Heather Hach

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Heather Hach
OccupationScreenwriter, librettist, novelist
Alma materUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Notable awardsLaurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical
SpouseJason Hearne
RelativesClifford Hach, Kathryn Hach-Darrow, Bruce Hach, Muriel Hach

Heather Hach is an American screenwriter, librettist and novelist.

Early life[edit]

Hach graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Journalism, and later worked as a research assistant at The New York Times Denver bureau and as a magazine editor at Sports and Fitness Publishing.[1]


A 1999 recipient of the Walt Disney Screenwriting Fellowship, Hach wrote the screenplay for the 2003 remake Freaky Friday with Leslie Dixon,[1][2] and both were nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Screenplay for the film.

Hach wrote the libretto[citation needed] for the 2007 musical Legally Blonde,[1][3] based on the Amanda Brown novel of the same name and the film of the same name (both 2001), and was subsequently nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical.[1][4][5] Legally Blonde also won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. In 2008 Hach participated as a judge on the MTV television series Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods, created to find a replacement for the lead actress then appearing in the musical on Broadway.[1][6]

Hach is the co-author (with Mary Rodgers) of Freaky Monday, a novel which was released by HarperCollins on May 5, 2009.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Hach married Jason Hearne on December 23, 2003.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Heather Hach Bio: Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods". MTV.com. Retrieved January 13, 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Franklin, Leah (Fall 2003). "The Write Thing Pays Off for Hach: Moviegoers Get 'Freaky'". Colorado.edu. Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved January 13, 2009.
  3. ^ Marks, Peter (December 20, 2008). "Blonde Is from a Bottle: Fizzy, Bubbly – and Yet Flat". The Washington Post. WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved January 13, 2009.
      As of 2018-07-25, the story is displayed online under the heading (quote) "Legally Blonde, the Musical" at the Kennedy Center (unquote) and the other title is nowhere evident.
  4. ^ "2007 Tony Award Nominations and Winners". The New York Times. NYTimes.com. May 14, 2007. Retrieved January 13, 2009.
  5. ^ "52nd Annual Drama Desk Awards Nominations Announced". DramaDesk.com. April 26, 2007. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2009.
  6. ^ Kinon, Cristina (June 2, 2008). "'Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods' kicks off". Daily News. NYDailyNews.com. Retrieved January 13, 2009.
      Quote: "... judges are Heather Hach, who wrote the book for the Broadway version ...".
  7. ^ "Freaky Monday by Mary Rodgers and Heather Hach". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 13, 2009.

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