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Anthony Stein, Book Writer

Mr. Stein is the book writer for Captain Louie (music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz), a musical based on the picture book, The Trip by Caldecott Award winning author, Ezra Jack Keats. Captain Louie was one of the first productions chosen for presentation at the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s initial season (2004) and went on to productions the following year at the York Theatre and then Off Broadway at New York’s Little Shubert Theatre. Captain Louie toured nationally in 2006-7, and will be published by Music Theatre International in the fall of 2008.

Mr. Stein is the librettist for The Prodigal Son, a sacred cantata with music by internationally acclaimed Swiss-American composer/ conductor Johannes Somary. The cantata, which received a commissioning grant by the Universal Sacred Music Society, received its world premier in New York in April 2008. It will be performed in Washington DC by the Amor Artis Chorale in the spring of 2009. His American Tales and Legends — an original theatrical concert based on American historical themes and featuring the music of major American symphonic composers — was commissioned and performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

For television, Mr. Stein received a Southern Regional Emmy Award nomination for Individual Excellence in Writing for his work on a series of children’s scripts developed for Georgia Public Broadcasting and broadcast nationally. He was also script writer and lyricist for The Magical Chameleon, a Spanish-language pilot featuring both live actors and puppets.

Other credits include Professor Prattle’s Tales of Wonder, an original play commissioned and produced by The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.

When not writing for theatre or television, Mr. Stein is a member of the Legal Department of a major New York investment bank, where his primary responsibility is the communication of regulatory requirements to his business colleagues.

Mr. Stein is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.


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