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Michael Stewart papers

Title
Michael Stewart papers, 1948-1987.
Author
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 7Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 8Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 9Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 10Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 10Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 11Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 11Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 12Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 12Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
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Box 16Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 16Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 17Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 17Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
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Box 19Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 19Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 20Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1990-018 Box 20Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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p1bc Michael Stewart papers, scores and sound recordings. (CStRLIN)NYPW94-A409.
Description
37.7 lin. ft.(102 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Lyrics.
  • Playbills.
  • Scripts.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Mark Bramble and Fran Pascal
Biography (note)
  • Michael Stewart (nee Rubin), librettist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist, was born in 1929 in New York City, where he attended Queens College.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in the repository and on the Internet.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Michael Stewart papers, scores and sound recordings.
Processing Action (note)
  • Processed
Call Number
*T-Mss 1990-018
Author
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987.
Title
Michael Stewart papers, 1948-1987.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The Michael Stewart Papers include drafts, correspondence, rehearsal notes, clippings, and contracts, reflecting the full range of Stewart's work as a writer and lyricist. The collection contains material from all of Stewart's major productions and from his unproduced work. Also represented are examples of Stewart's work for television and film projects, his fiction writing, sketches for revues, and early plays, some written while he was still a student. The bulk of the collection is made up of drafts of Stewart's writings and the focus of the papers is on the evolution of the plays from draft to finished work. Correspondence is generally related to business concerns regarding royalties, copyright, and arrangements for foreign productions, but there are occasional letters from colleagues including Gower Champion, Jacques Charon, Alfred Drake, Tammy Grimes, Dolores Gray, Jerry Herman, Lainie Kazan, Nedda Harrigan Logan, Bibi Osterwald, and Max Showalter.
Biography
Michael Stewart (nee Rubin), librettist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist, was born in 1929 in New York City, where he attended Queens College. He received a Master of Fine Arts in drama from Yale in 1953. Prior to his work on Broadway, Stewart wrote for television and contributed sketches and lyrics to revues. His first effort on Broadway, BYE BYE BIRDIE, opened in 1960 and won Stewart his first Tony as its author. During his career in the musical theater Stewart also worked on BARNUM, CARNIVAL!, 42nd STREET, GEORGE M!, THE GRAND TOUR, I LOVE MY WIFE, and MACK & MABEL. Among his collaborators were the writers Mark Bramble, Fran Pascal and John Pascal, and the composers and lyricists, Lee Adams, Cy Coleman, Jerry Herman, Bob Merrill, Max Showalter, Charles Strouse and Jule Styne. In addition to his work on musicals, Stewart wrote plays (D. and THOSE THAT PLAY THE CLOWNS), and published one novel, BELLE. He died on Sep. 20, 1987.
Indexes
Finding aid available in the repository and on the Internet.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Michael Stewart papers, scores and sound recordings.
Connect to:
Occupation
Librettists.
Lyricists.
Added Author
Addison, John, 1920-1998. The Amazons.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Candide.
Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942. Songs. Selections.
Coleman, Cy. Barnum.
Coleman, Cy. I love my wife.
Friml, Rudolf, 1879-1972. The three musketeers.
Herman, Jerry, 1931-2019. The grand tour.
Herman, Jerry, 1931-2019. Hello, Dolly!
Herman, Jerry, 1931-2019. Mack & Mabel.
Katsaros, Doug. Elizabeth and Essex.
Merrill, Bob. Carnival!
Mowell, Shelley. Solomon Grundy.
Shire, David. How do you do I love you.
Showalter, Max. Harrigan 'n Hart.
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987. Belle.
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987. D.
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987. He to Hecuba.
Strouse, Charles. Bring back Birdie.
Strouse, Charles. Bye bye Birdie.
Styne, Jule, 1905-1994. Pieces of eight.
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981. 42nd Street.
Found In:
p1bc Michael Stewart papers, scores and sound recordings. (CStRLIN)NYPW94-A409.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1990-018
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