William Hauptman

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William Hauptman (born November 26, 1942 in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States) is an American writer and Tony Award-winning playwright, best known for the book for the Broadway musical Big River, and various other plays and short stories.

Work[edit]

In 1985, Hauptman won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for writing the Book of Big River.[1] The work was the first play Hauptman had written in seven years.[2] Hauptman joined the project after being approached by former Yale classmate Rocco Landesman.[2]

  • Big River
  • Comanche Cafe
  • Domino Courts
  • The Durango Flash
  • Gillette
  • Heat
  • The Storm Season

Awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2003, Hauptman lived in Brooklyn with his wife Marjorie and their son Max.[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big River". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Freedman, Samuel G. (16 July 1985). "HOW 'BIG RIVER,' A STORY BEGUN IN A CAR, MADE IT TO BROADWAY". New York Times. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Inside the Playbill: Big River - Opening Night at American Airlines Theatre". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 31 July 2015.