The first person in Broadway history to singly win Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Music and Best Lyrics for THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, which itself won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL.
Winner of "Best Play" National Broadway Theatre Award, presented to Rupert Holmes by The League of Theatres and Producers ... and a "Best Play" Tony Award nomination for SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE
the Broadway season's longest running play, based on the life of George Burns. "Rupert Holmes’ touching and hilarious play is a showcase for an era!” says THE NEW YORKER. “You’ll be in heaven for ninety minutes!” says THE NEW YORK TIMES.
Author of SWING, his critically acclaimed second novel for Random House(see above), and WHERE THE TRUTH LIES (his first novel for Random House)... now a major motion picture starring Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, and Alison Lohman, directed by Academy Award nominee Atom Egoyan ... A Nero Wolfe Award nominated Best American Crime Novel... available in hard cover and paperback ... also in Audiobook format, featuring Saturday Night Live’s Ana Gasteyer and Spinal Tap’s Michael McKean. Read the rave reviews and an excerpt from the novel. Available wherever books are sold or from Amazon.com. Hear Melissa Manchester sing the book's title song (written by Melissa and Rupert) now available on Melissa's new CD.
Creator and writer of television's critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning series REMEMBER WENN.
Twice recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s highest honor, the “Edgar” Award, for his stage mysteries which include the Broadway comedy-thrillers ACCOMPLICE (starring Jason Alexander and Michael McKean), SOLITARY CONFINEMENT (the theatrical tour de force for actor Stacy Keach which set a new Kennedy Center box office record), and THUMBS (starring Kathie Lee Gifford and Diana Canova), the most successful play in the history of the Helen Hayes Theatre Company.
Author of the Broadway smash CURTAINS (written with legends John Kander and Fred Ebb) starring Emmy (TV's Frazier) and Tony (Best Actor in a Musical for CURTAINS) Award-winning David Hyde Pierce.
Author of the new musical MARTY (based on Paddy Chayevsky's Academy Award-winning motion picture) with score by Broadway legends Charles Strouse and Lee Adams ... breaker of all box office records at Boston’s Huntington Theatre ... starring John C. Riley (Oscar-nominee for Chicago) and slated for Broadway.
Author of the stage dance event SWANGO, celebrating West Coast Swing and Tango ...
Singer-songwriter of platinum hit recordings around the world. Writer-arranger-producer whose songs have been recorded by everyone from Britney Spears to Barbra Streisand. His words and music featured in such motion pictures as SHREK, BEWITCHED, THE SWEETEST THING (with Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate), HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK,
AMERICAN SPLENDOR, THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER and the Golden Globe Award-winning score for A STAR IS BORN ... as well as the TV series THE SHIELD, LAS VEGAS, SIX FEET UNDER and WILL & GRACE.
He is currently completing his epic stage musical based on THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY ... and the stage musical of REMEMBER WENN.
This is just a cross-section of the diverse creative world of Rupert Holmes and yes, he's also the recording artist who wrote and sang "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" ... the last #1 record of the seventies, the first #1 record of the eighties, and a #1 record atop the charts of the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan.