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Stacey Luftig,

Stacey is a lyricist, librettist, and playwright. She was awarded the 2017 Jerry Bock Award, the 2016 Kleban Prize, and the 2015 Fred Ebb Award in recognition of her lyrics for My Heart Is the Drum. As a librettist, she won the inaugural 2019 Saltzman-Gramercy Opera Prize for Story of an Hour and the 2018 BMI Jerry Harrington Musical Theatre Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement for the musical Saving Amelia, for which she also wrote lyrics (music by Phillip Palmer). Saving Amelia was based on her play Jinxed, an O'Neil NPC Finalist. Stacey’s lyrics were featured Off-Broadway and on tour in That's Life (Outer Critics Circle nom.). She wrote book/lyrics for Understood Betsy (Winner, Jackie White National Children's Playwriting Award and the National Children's Theatre Festival Award). Stacey has also written lyrics for family musical The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez, which will premiere in 2020. She is grateful for support from NY SongSpace, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, the Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Member: BMI Workshops, ASCAP, and the Dramatists Guild.

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