James Goldman Biography

James Goldman

has written plays, books, and lyrics for musicals, screenplays, teleplays, and novels. Among his plays are They Might Be Giants; Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (with William Goldman); and The Lion In Winter. His latest play, based on the life of Leo Tolstoy, premiered on London's West End in 1995. In addition to Follies (Best Musical: New York Drama Critics, London Evening Standard, Olivier, and Plays and Players Awards), his Broadway musicals include collaborations with John Kander and Bock & Harnick. For films, he has written The Lion In Winter (Academy Award, WGA Screenwriters and British Screenwriters Awards), They Might Be Giants, Nicholas and Alexandra, Robin and Marian, and White Nights. He has written a musical book for television—"Evening Primrose," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim—and the teleplays "Oliver Twist," "Anna Karenina," and the mini-series "Anastasia." His novels are Waldorf; The Man From Greek and Roman, Myself As Witness, and Fulton County.

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Recent Performances of works by James Goldman
Production/Credit WhereOpening Night
Follies ...... (Book) Players Guild of Leonia 5/1/2020
The Lion in Winter 12 Miles West Theatre Company 11/6/2015
The Lion in Winter Villagers Theatre 4/5/2013
The Lion in Winter Rogues Company 1/23/2010
The Lion in Winter Over The Rainbow Productions 4/4/2007
The Lion in Winter Westfield Community Players 3/3/2007
Follies ...... (Book) Bergen County Players 9/7/2006
The Lion in Winter Summit Playhouse Association 2/24/2006
The Lion in Winter Players Guild of Leonia 12/2/2005
The Lion in Winter Surflight Theatre 10/5/2005
The Lion in Winter Attic Ensemble 10/15/2004
Follies ...... (Book) Strollers 5/7/2004
The Lion in Winter Burlington County Footlighters 1/23/2004
Follies ...... (Book) Chester Theatre Group 7/3/2003
The Lion in Winter Circle Players 1/10/2003
The Lion in Winter Radburn Players 11/9/2001
The Lion in Winter Pine Tree Players 2/9/2001
Follies ...... (Book) Paper Mill Playhouse 4/15/1998
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