ED DIXON (Playwright) has just celebrated three world premieres in rapid succession: CLOAK AND DAGGER, a musical, at the Signature Theatre in DC, staged by artistic director, Eric Schaeffer, L’HOTEL, a new play, at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, produced for their 40th Anniversary Season by artistic director, Ted Pappas, and GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE at Signature Theatre in DC, also helmed by Eric Schaeffer. Ed is the author/composer/lyricist of SHYLOCK (The York Theater) which garnered him his first Drama Desk Nomination. He wrote RICHARD CORY with the great American playwright, A. R. Gurney, on a Steinberg Grant from the Manhattan Theater Club. It was nominated for a Leon Rabin Award for best new work and at the NYMF Festival in New York it won the Festival Award and the Audience Prize. His FANNY HILL opened at Goodspeed Musicals and then the York Theater where it won a Dramalogue Award, two Dean’s List Awards and was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards. CATHER COUNTY which opened at Playwright’s Horizons won him a Leon Rabin Award at Lyric Stage in Dallas. And was voted one of the artistic highlights of the 2000 season. Ed’s comic thriller, WHODUNIT… THE MUSICAL has had numerous productions all over the United States.
As a performer, Mr. Dixon was most recently featured on Broadway in THE ICEMAN COMETH and GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN and THE PERSIANS. Other Broadway appearances include NO, NO, NANETTE, ROSALIE, KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY, KING OF SCHNORRERS, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, LES MISERABLES, CYRANO, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER.