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Jerome Coopersmith
Jerome Coopersmith

Jerome Coopersmith

Jerome Coopersmith is a distinguished dramatist who has written plays for television, for the legitimate stage, and audio dramas for radio broadcasting.

He has won Tony Nomination for his play “Baker Street” the Broadway musical based on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It remains the only theater event in history that features the great detective singing while in pursuit of the evil Professor Moriarty.

He is co-author of ‘The Apple Tree,” the 3-part musical revived on Broadway recently for which he adapted the Mark twain stories of Adam and Eve. The role of Adam was made famous by Alan Alda in the original production.

His play “Eleanor” about the early life of Eleanor Roosevelt was selected by the Smithsonian Institution to be performed in Washington DC in conjunction with the Eleanor Roosevelt Centennial. It was also performed at Hunter College with Jane Alexander in the leading role.

In television, he was a principal writer of the original record-breaking series “Hawaii 5-0” for which he wrote 32 episodes including two of feature length. He has penned for other well-known series including “Streets of San Francisco” and “Spenser for Hire.” In addition, he has written half a dozen made for tv movies including “An American Christmas Carol” starring Henry Winkler, currently being sold on the internet by Amazon. He was the originator with David Sussking of the “Armstrong Circle Theatre” a series of one hour dramas based on true events; the series ran on both NBC and CBS.

Mr. Coopersmith holds the rank of adjunct professor in the City Colleges of New York. He has taught script writing classes in both hunter and Brooklyn Colleges.

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