Mainstreet Musicals Award

Creative Team Bios
Mainstreet Award Winners

A Good Man

Music by Ray Leslee
Book and Lyrics by Philip S. Goodman
Based on the novel A GOOD MAN by Jefferson Young.

Ray Leslee AVENUE X (Playwrights Horizons and 50 productions world-wide); STANDUP SHAKESPEARE directed by Mike Nichols; EDUCATING RITA (Steppenwolf Theatre); PALESTINE (NY Theatre Workshop); THE THREE MUSKETEERS national tour; ROMEO & JULIET FOR ORCHESTRA & ACTORS for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; A CHAMBER CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Morgan Library & Museum; MAYA SONGS (with Maya Angelou); to name a few. Over 30 awards and commissions.

Phillip S. Goodman's new play, Is THE VIGORISH ENOUGH? is in development. In summer theater, he directed Brian Donlevy in KING OF HEARTS.  A member of the Directors Group at The actors Studio, he directed workshop productions of his own plays, LOVE IS A CANDY CANE and THIS NOTORIETY BUSINESS. He won Video Review's ViRa as Best Director 1983 for the interactive mystery, MURDER, ANYONE?

The Gig

Music, Book and Lyrics by
Doug Cohen

Douglas J. Cohen is the winner of the 2010 Fred Ebb Award, as well as two Richard Rodgers Development Grants for NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY which was produced twice off-Broadway resulting in over 100 productions worldwide; and THE GIGwhich also won the prestigious Noël Coward Prize and five NYMF awards including Best Music and Best Lyrics.. 



How Green Was My Valley

Music by Roger Ames
Book and Lyrics by
Elizabeth Bassine

Roger Ames is a "Pulitzer Prize nominated" composer for his REQUIEM FOR OUR TIME and MARTIN GUERRE that was produced at Hartford Stage Company and directed by Mark Lamos.He has written original music for off-Broadway plays, and composed several operas commissioned by Central City Opera, Utah Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids.

Elizabeth Bassine's partnership with Roger began with the addition of lyric verses to his EAST HAMPTON SUITE, and includes songs in his choral repertoire. They've created many songs for PANTOMONIUM and are working on two musicals. An award-winning poet and painter, Elizabeth's work has been shown in museums and galleries, including The Stonybrook University Art Museum, Heckscher Museum, and galleries in Los Angeles and New York