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Susan Dilallo

Susan Dilallo is a recipient of the coveted Kleban Foundation Award, given annually to “the most promising librettist in musical theater,” as well as a 2008 Jonathan Larson Award.She wrote book and lyrics to an original comedy, Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, which won a Richard Rodgers Award, given by the American Academy of Arts & Letters (Stephen Sondheim, Chairman), as well as The Global Search for New Musicals Competition, Cardiff 2005. It has had several regional and international productions.Other credits include: book and lyrics for the Mattel/Clear Channel production of Barbie Live! In Fairytopia (based on the best-selling DVD); lyrics for That’s Life (Outer Critics Circle nominee); book and lyrics for Pinocchio, a Family Musical About Adoption (winner, KIDDSTUFF New Play Competition, 2003); and the librettos for Hear Our Song (Harmony Entertainment Group) and Iron Curtain (2006 NYC Innovative Theater Award, Best Production of a Musical), which was just selected to be part of the 2008 O’Neill Music Theater Conference.She is currently working on the libretto for the Broadway-bound A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.Susan has taught classes in creative writing (for children) and presentation techniques (for adults). She has worked as a dramaturge and editor for several playwrights and authors, was a humor columnist for The Rye (New York) Record, and has won various Clios, Effies and Andys for her work in advertising.