Disney's Newsies Creative
Original Creative Team
JACK FELDMAN (Lyrics) Broadway and Off-Broadway: The Madwoman of Central Park West; Isn’t It Romantic and Miami by Wendy Wasserstein; Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang; and Coming Attractions by Ted Tally. Regional: Music for Idiots Karamazov by Christopher Durang and Albert Innaurato at the Yale Repertory Theatre. Film: Oliver & Company, Tribute, Thumbelina, Newsies, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Used People, Life with Mikey, A Goofy Movie, The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, and 102 Dalmatians. TV: Music and lyrics for the PBS Theatre in America production of Eve Merriam’s Out of Our Father’s House, The Magic Hat, The Little Mermaid (TV special), Polly, Sesame Street, Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, and Out of the Box. Many pop songs, including the GRAMMY® Award-winning “Copacabana,” the Top-10 hit “I Made It Through the Rain,” and songs and special material for Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Liza Minnelli, Lily Tomlin, Dionne Warwick, and the Muppets.
HARVEY FIERSTEIN (Book) Broadway and Off-Broadway: Kinky Boots (Tony Award® for Best Musical), Casa Valentina (Tony Award® nomination), Newsies (Tony Award® nomination), Torch Song Trilogy (Tony®, Drama Desk, and Obie Awards), La Cage aux Folles (Tony® and Drama Desk Awards), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex (Ace Award), Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca, and more. His political editorials have been published in The New York Times, TV Guide, and the Huffington Post and broadcast on PBS’s In the Life. His children’s book, The Sissy Duckling, was turned into an animated HBO special, which received the HUMANITAS Prize. As an actor, Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films including Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, and Bullets Over Broadway; onstage in Hairspray (Tony Award®), Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles, and Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award®); and on TV shows such as Smash, How I Met Your Mother, The Good Wife, Cheers (Emmy® Award nomination), The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Nurse Jackie.
ALAN MENKEN (Music) Theater: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Little Shop of Horrors; Real Life Funnies; Atina, Evil Queen of The Galaxy; Kicks; The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz; Beauty and the Beast; A Christmas Carol; Weird Romance; King David; The Hunchback of Notre Dame; The Little Mermaid; Sister Act; Leap of Faith; Aladdin; A Bronx Tale; and Newsies. Film: Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Life With Mikey, Lincoln, Home on the Range, Noel, Enchanted, Shaggy Dog, Tangled, Sausage Party, and Mirror Mirror. Songs: Rocky V, Home Alone 2, and Captain America. Awards: eight Academy Awards® (19 nominations), 11 GRAMMY® Awards (including Song of the Year), seven Golden Globes, and Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics, Olivier, and London’s Evening Standard Awards. Honors: Songwriters Hall of Fame and doctorates from New York University and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.