Adam Guettel


Adam Guettel recently scored Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird and was nominated for a Tony Award for his work.

His musical The Light in the Piazza (cast album on Nonesuch Records), with a book by Craig Lucas, premiered on Broadway at Lincoln Centre Theatre’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre in April 2005 and went on to receive six 2005 Tony Awards including two for Adam (Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations) and a Grammy nomination for Best Cast Recording. The Light in the Piazza also received five Drama Desk Awards, including two for Adam (Best Music, Best Orchestrations).

He wrote music and lyrics for Floyd Collins, which received the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and earned Adam the Obie Award for Best Music. Saturn Returns (recorded by Nonesuch as Myths and Hymns) was produced in an extended run at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in 1998.

Currently, Adam is in pre-production with three new musicals; Days of Wine and Roses (book by Craig Lucas), Millions (book by Robert Martin) and Twins (book by Theresa Rebeck and lyrics by Michael Korie).

Accolades for Adam include the Stephen Sondheim Award (1990), the ASCAP New Horizons Award (1997), and the American Composers Orchestra Award (2005).