Laurence Holzman

Laurence Holzman is a 2006 winner of the prestigious Kleban Award for Most Promising Musical Theatre Librettist. He and co-lyricist/librettist, Felicia Needleman, have been collaborating on musicals for years. Their holiday musical, THAT TIME OF THE YEAR, premiered off-Broadway at the York Theatre in 2006 (cast recording on JAY Records.) Songs from the show have also been recorded on CAROLS FOR A CURE, SUSAN EGAN: WINTER TRACKS and SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES, and the song “Little Colored Lights” was performed by Kelli O’Hara on CBS-TV’s “Holiday in Bryant Park.” A reading of their musical drama, WALLENBERG, was presented in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and a reading of their musical comedy, THE JERUSALEM SYNDROME, was presented at the York Theatre. Full productions of both shows are planned. Their musical, SUDDENLY HOPE, ran at the Denver Civic Theatre, La Jolla’s Garfield Theatre and the Stamford Center for the Arts. Their musical, I MARRIED A WITCH, earned them ASCAP’s Sammy Cahn Award for Outstanding Lyricists. Their children’s song, “Everyone Can La-La-La-La-La” was recorded by David Grover on LISTEN TO THE MUSIC BAND. Felicia graduated from the BMI Workshop and Columbia College. He is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.