Stephen Dolginoff

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Stephen Dolginoff
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Stephen Dolginoff
Education New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Known for Playwright/Composer/Lyricist

Stephen Dolginoff is an award-winning, New York City based playwright-composer. His most notable work is Thrill Me, the musical version of the true story of Leopold and Loeb, which opened Off-Broadway at the York Theatre in 2005.[1] Subsequently, it was published by Dramatists Play Service.[2] and has been performed in cities across America, as well as internationally in cities such as Toronto, London, Melbourne & Sydney, Australia; Athens, Greece, Datteln Germany; Tokyo, Japan [3] and Seoul, South Korea [4] Dolginoff won an ASCAP Music Award for the score of Thrill Me and was nominated for New York's Drama Desk Award for both Best Musical and Best Music Score[5] as well as an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Off-Broadway Musical.[6] The Los Angeles production was nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Musical in an Intimate Theatre.[7] In 2009, Dolginoff received a Los Angeles Garland Award honorable mention for the Music & Lyrics of Thrill Me.[8]

For his 1994 musical, One Foot Out the Door, he received the Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Book, Music & Lyrics.

Dolginoff has also written the musicals Flames (premiere production 2013),[9] which was subsequently published by Samuel French, Inc.,[10] Monster Makers, which premiered in NYC in 2015 and was also published by Samuel French,[11] Most Men Are, Journey to the Center of the Earth[12] and Panic (which opened at the Lamb Theatre in April 2009).[13] As an actor, Dolginoff portrayed the role of Nathan Leopold, in the Off Broadway,[14] Seattle,[15] and Buffalo[16] productions of Thrill Me. He received a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.

He was born and raised in Kansas City.


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External links[edit]

  • Michael Feingold (May 24, 2005). Theater. Village Voice. Accessed 2008-12-28.
  • James Barron (February 5, 2002). Boldface names. New York Times. Accessed 2008-12-28.
  • Neil Genzlinger (June 1, 2005). Theatre Review. New York Times. Accessed 2008-12-28
  • Official Website Stephen Dolginoff