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Nan Knighton
Nan Knighton

Nan Knighton

NAN KNIGHTON received a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical for The Scarlet Pimpernel, for which she also wrote the lyrics. Ms. Knighton wrote the stage adaptation for both the West End (Olivier nomination) and Broadway runs of Saturday Night Fever. She wrote book and lyrics for Goodspeed’s Norma Terris production of Camille Claudel and was co-lyricist for the musical Rudolf. Her songs have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and numerous cabarets, including Nan Knighton at 88’s and Storybook: The Songs of Nan Knighton and her song “Gold” premiered at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Composers she has worked with include Frank Wildhorn, Jonathan Larson and Howard Marren. Her musical Snapshots and her play Man with Two Hearts Found on Moon received readings at Manhattan Theatre Club and the Roundabout (Swoosie Kurtz and Neil Patrick Harris) respectively. Ms. Knighton has also written for television and film (My Little Girl starring James Earl Jones and Geraldine Page). Her poetry, essays and photography have all been published, notably in The Michigan Quarterly Review, and she has served as a judge for both The Kleban Foundation Award and The Young Playwrights Festival. She is an alumna of Harvard University and Sarah Lawrence College, from which she received her B.A. She received her M.A. from Boston University.

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