Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart

Librettist, Lyricist


Biography



Shows by Michael Stewart

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One of showbusiness’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives to New York City from her... read more

Barnum tells the story of the Prince of Humbug, Phineas Taylor Barnum. Over the objections of his wife, Charity, Barnum attempts to create a show in which the main attractions are freaks of society. Included in this mix of ch... read more

Bring Back Birdie is the sequel to one of the great musicals of all time - Bye Bye Birdie. The show takes place twenty years after the events depicted in Bye, Bye Birdie and focuses on Albert and Rose trying to bring back Co... read more

The year is 1958, and the much-adored rock-and-roll idol -- Conrad Birdie -- has been drafted into the US army. His songwriter and agent, Albert, and Albert’s secretary and some-time girlfirend, Rosie, hatch a plan for a fare... read more

Lili, a lonely orphan, is enchanted with a traveling carnival troupe. She finally gets to join the troupe and ends up working with the puppet act. Meanwhile, both the puppeteer, Paul, and the magician, Marco the Magnificent,... read more

The show tells the story of the singer-dancer-actor George M. Cohan's life in show business with his show-business family, and takes place from the late 1880's to 1937. The story takes George from working with his parents an... read more

Set in 1940, the story concerns an unlikely pair forced together due to approaching Nazis. S.L. Jacobowsky, a Polish Jewish intellectual, has purchased a car. Meanwhile, Stjerbinsky, an aristocratic, anti-Semitic Polish Col... read more

Jerry Herman’s energetic Hello, Dolly is a musical filled with charisma and with heart. Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler --but everything changes when she decides that the next m... read more

In I Love My Wife, Alvin and Wally have been friends ever since high school and are now married men. They decide that on Christmas Eve they will have a foursome. Alvin will have sex with Wally's wife and Wally will have sex... read more

Mack and Mabel deals with the complex relationship between Max Sennet, a temperamental, workaholic film director and Mabel Normand, a waitress who became one of his biggest stars. In a series of flashbacks, Sennett recalls t... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
8/1/1924
Died
9/20/1987
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Dark Comedy