Doug Wright wrote the book for the Broadway production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. In 2006, he received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his book for the Broadway musical GREY GARDENS. In 2004, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award for Best Play, the Drama Desk Award, a GLAAD Media Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama League Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award for his play I AM MY OWN WIFE.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wright won an Obie Award for outstanding achievement in playwriting and the Kesselring Award for Best New American Play from the National Arts Club for his play QUILLS. He went on to write the screenplay adaptation, making his motion picture debut. The film was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review and nominated for three Academy Awards. His screenplay was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and received the Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America.
For director Rob Marshall, Doug penned the television special “Tony Bennett: An American Classic,” which received seven Emmy Awards. His stage work has been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, London, Stockholm, Bucharest, Krakow, Dublin, Budapest, Brasov, and Viterbo, among other cities.
His titles include THE STONEWATER RAPTURE, INTERROGATING THE NUDE, WATBANALAND, BUZZSAW BERKELEY, and UNWRAP YOUR CANDY. For career achievement, Mr. Wright was recently cited with an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Tolerance Prize from the KulturForum Europa. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writers Guild of America, East, the Screen Actors Guild and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Directing credits include KIKI AND HERB: PARDON OUR APPEARANCE in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and London. Acting credits include the films “Little Manhattan” and “Two Lovers.” Currently, Doug serves on the board of the New York Theater Workshop. He lives in New York with his partner, singer/songwriter David Clement.