Michael Stewart Papers 1948-1987


Michael Stewart Papers, 1948-1987

Michael Stewart Papers 1948-1987

Michael Stewart (nee Rubin), librettist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist, was born in New York City, where he attended Queens College. He received a Master of Fine Arts in drama from Yale in 1953. Prior to his work on Broadway, Stewart wrote for television and contributed sketches and lyrics to revues. His first effort on Broadway, , opened in 1960 and won Stewart his first Tony as its author. During his career in the musical theater Stewart also worked on , , , , , , , and . Among his collaborators were the writer Mark Bramble, and the composers Cy Coleman, Jerry Herman, Bob Merrill and Jule Styne. The papers are for the most part made up of drafts and scripts of Stewart's works (his major productions, as well as works that were not produced) They also include correspondence, programs, clippings, scrapbooks, appointment books, examples of Stewart's work for television and film projects, and his fiction writing. Bye Bye Birdie Carnival! Hello, Dolly! 42nd Street George M! Barnum I Love My Wife Mack and Mabel The Grand Tour

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