Richard Nelson

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Birthday
17, 1950
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1950 (age 68)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Author of the Tony Award-winning musical adaptations of James Joyce's The Dead and the Broadway version of Chess.

Before Fame

He grew up watching musical theater in Detroit and claims to have seen roughly twenty five musicals before seeing his first "straight" play.

Trivia

He was the chair of the playwriting department at the Yale School of Drama from 2005 to 2008.

Family Life

He has daughters named Zoe and Jocelyn.

Associated With

His 2007 play Frank's Home chronicled two days in the life of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.