Artist Bio

Murray Horwitz

(Bio as of June 2008)

Murray Horwitz most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Ain’t Misbehavin’ during the 2007/2008 Season. Mr. Horwitz’s other theater writing credits include Broadway’s Harlem Nocturne (with André De Shields) and song lyrics for The Great Gatsby at the Metropolitan Opera. His first collaboration with Richard Maltby, Jr., was the one-man show An Evening of Sholom Aleichem, in which he still performs. A Washington-area resident for the past 16 years, Mr. Horwitz’s work at NPR won three Peabody Awards and a Presidential Medal of the Arts. In 1997, he earned a Governor’s Arts Award in playwriting from the State of Maryland for his play V.I.P., which received a staged reading at Round House Theater. Mr. Horwitz is currently the director of the new AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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