David Lindsay-Abaire is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist and librettist. His play Rabbit Hole received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award. The play has been produced hundreds of times around the world, and was adapted into a film, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, and starring Nicole Kidman, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance.
His following play, Good People, premiered on Broadway, and was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the Horton Foote Prize, the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and two Tony nominations. The play went on to have a highly-acclaimed production at London’s Hampstead Theatre, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Imelda Staunton, which later transferred to the West End.
David also wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical, which was nominated for eight Tonys, four Oliviers, a Grammy, and earned David the Ed Kleban Award as America’s most promising musical-theatre lyricist. David’s other plays include Ripcord, Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David’s screen credits include his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole, Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians, and Family Fang, starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken and Jason Bateman.