Douglas J. Cohen

Douglas J CohenDouglas J. Cohen (Book/Music/Lyrics, No Way to Treat a Lady) is the composer/lyricist of the Broadway bound The Big Time, an original musical with a book by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Christopher Ashley, produced by Robert Ahrens, which has been announced for the La Jolla Playhouse, November 2009. 

He was awarded two Richard Rodgers Grants and the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Award for No Way to Treat a Lady (previously produced twice Off-Broadway) and The Gig (MTC Stage II, California Musical Theatre, York Theatre Company concert on Jay Records CD). Both have been optioned by producer Larry Hirschhorn. Nominated for a 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for Children's Letters to God (Off-Broadway's Lamb's Theatre), Doug is composer/lyricist/co-librettist for The Opposite of Sex based on Don Roos' acclaimed film (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Magic Theatre); composer of Barnstormer (Hartford Stage Co. festival, upcoming production at Red Mountain Theatre Co.); Glimmerglass (Goodspeed, Spirit of Broadway production - voted Best Production of the Year); librettist-lyricist of Valentino's Tango; composer of A Charles Dickens Christmas (licensed thru MTI); and composer-lyricist of Off-Broadway's Boozy, created by the Obie Award-winning Les Freres Corbusier. 

He is currently working on a new musical based on a Frank D. Gilroy novel, as well as an original play, A Violation of Trust.

April, 2009