Jonathan Larson Biography (1960-1996)

Born in February, 1960, in White Plains, NY; died of an aortic aneurism, January 25, 1996, in New York, NY; son of Allan and Nanette Larson. Career: Composer, lyricist, and playwright. Also worked as a waiter. Awards, Honors: Richard Rodgers Studio Production Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1994, Pulitzer Prize for drama, 1996, Antoinette Perry Awards, best score and best book for a musical, 1996, Obie Award, outstanding book, musical, and lyrics, Village Voice, and Drama Desk Awards, best book of amusical, best music, and best lyrics, all for Rent; Richard Rodgers development grant; Stephen Sondheim Award, American Music Theatre Festival; Commendation Award, Gilman and Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation.

Composer, lyricist, playwright
Birth Details
February, 1960
White Plains, New York, United States
Death Details
January 25, 1996
New York, New York, United States

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