Musical Theatre Lyricist Biographies

*List of musical theatre lyricists is in order of popularity with the StageAgent community.

Lyricists

What is a lyricist?

A lyricist is a person who writes the words for songs.

Lyricist

Michael Bennett

Librettist, Composer, Lyricist

Lyricist

William Finn

Librettist, Composer, Lyricist

Lyricist

Langston Hughes

Playwright, Lyricist, Author

Lyricist

Betty Comden

Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist

Lyricist

Glen Hansard

Librettist, Lyricist

Lyricist

Björn Ulvaeus

Composer, Lyricist

Lyricist

Jerry Herman

Composer, Lyricist

Lyricist

Eric Idle

Playwright, Librettist, Composer, Lyricist, Author

Lyricist

Benny Andersson

Composer, Lyricist

Lyricist

Meredith Willson

Librettist, Composer, Lyricist

Lyricist

Tony Kushner

Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist

Lyricist

Duncan Sheik

Composer, Lyricist