James A. Michener Biography

James A. Michener

James A. Michener (1907-1997) graduated from Swarthmore College and continued his studies at many institutions at home and abroad. His first book, Tales of the South Pacific, was published when he was forty. In the course of the next forty-five years Mr. Michener would write such monumental best-sellers as Sayonara,The Bridges of Toko-Ri, Hawaii, The Source, Iberia, The Covenant, Centennial, Chesapeake, Space, Texas, Alaska, Poland, Caribbean in addition to Tales of the Pacific which was the basis for the musical SOUTH PACIFIC written by Rodgers & Hammerstein with Joshua Logan. Decorated with America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Mr. Michener has served on the Advisory Council to NASA, the Postal Committee, and the operating committee for the U.S. radio network broadcasting to the former U.S.S.R. and its satellites. He holds honorary doctorates in five fields from thirty leading universities, and received an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities for his continuing commitment to the arts in America.

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Recent Performances of works by James A. Michener
Production/Credit WhereOpening Night
South Pacific ...... (Based on a Novel) Middlesex County Plays in the Park 7/27/2016
South Pacific ...... (Based on a Novel) Paper Mill Playhouse 4/9/2014
South Pacific ...... (Based on a Novel) Y-PAC 12/8/2001
South Pacific ...... (Based on a Novel) Surflight Theatre 5/30/2001
South Pacific ...... (Based on a Novel) Radburn Players 5/11/2001
South Pacific ...... (Based on a Novel) Premier Theater Company 6/11/1999
South Pacific ...... (Based on a Novel) Main Street Theatre Company 7/10/1998
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