Deborah Brevoort

Deborah Brevoort is best known for her play The Women of Lockerbie, which is produced all over the world.  Deborah began writing opera librettos after participating in American Lyric Theater’s Composer/Librettist development program.  She is a three-time winner of the Frontiers competition at Ft. Worth Opera for Albert Nobbs and Embeddedwith Patrick Soluri, and Steal a Pencil for Me,with Gerald Cohen (Opera Colorado premiere in 2018.)  Embedded premiered at Ft. Worth and Fargo Moorhead Operas in 2016. Blue Moon Over Memphisher Noh Drama about Elvis Presley, is touring internationally by Theatre Nohgaku, with Noh orchestrations by Richard Emmert. She is a two-time winner of the Frederick Loewe award in musical theatre for Coyote Goes Salmon Fishing with Scott Richards and King Island Christmas with David Friedman.  She wrote the book and lyrics for Crossing Over, an Amish Hip Hop musical with composer/co-lyricist Stephanie Salzman. She is currently writing the book and lyrics for Loving with composer Diedre Murray, and for Tiffany Girls with composer/co-lyricist Julianne Wick Davis. Her plays include The Poetry of PizzaThe Blue-Sky BoysThe Comfort Teamand The Velvet Weapon, which have been produced at theatres around the US.  Her latest, My Lord, What a Night will premiere at CATF and Orlando Shakes in the 2019/2020 season.  Deborah serves as a mentor to the NBO Musical Theatre Initiative in Nairobi, Kenya. She teaches in the graduate musical theatre writing program at NYU and the MFA playwriting programs at Columbia University and Goddard College.

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