Andrew Lippa is a Tony and Grammy-nominated composer who has created one musical hit after another. If you’re interested in what he has composed to date, all of the Andrew Lippa musicals are listed below, sorted chronologically. Happy Birthday Andrew!
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Musicals by Andrew Lippa
John & Jen (1995)
Music/Book: Andrew Lippa Lyrics/Book: Tom Greenwald
John & Jen was Andrew Lippa’s first musical. It opened Off-Broadway in 1995 and later had an Off-Broadway revival in 2015.
The Wild Party (1997)
Music/Lyrics/Book: Andrew Lippa
Not to be confused with LaChiusa’s The Wild Party, Lippa’s The Wild Party premiered around the same time. Lippa’s was nominated for 13 Drama Desk Awards, winning one for best music!
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1967/1999)
Music/Lyrics: Clark Gesner Book: John Gordon Additional Songs: Andrew Lippa
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown premiered in the 1960s, but it got a bit of a revamp in the 1990s. And during that revamp, Andrew Lippa contributed three new songs to the show.
A Little Princess (2004)
Music: Andrew Lippa Lyrics/Book: Brian Crawley
Based on the 1905 children’s book, A Little Princess had its premiere in California. Although it hasn’t yet made it to Broadway, the show has been very popular with community theatres.
The Addams Family (2009)
Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Book: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice
The Addams Family was a hit on Broadway and also had a national tour. The show earned Andrew Lippa a Tony nomination for Best Original Score and two Drama Desk nominations!
Big Fish (2013)
Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Book: John August
Another show to make it to Broadway, Andrew Lippa’s Big Fish landed him with a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music.
The Man in the Ceiling (2017)
Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Book: Jules Feiffer
The Man in the Ceiling had early readings in 2008, but didn’t have a full production until 2017. The cast album was later released in 2019.
Here’s a list of additional work by Andrew Lippa, or musicals that don’t have much information listed about them online.
2006: Asphalt Beach
2007: Jerry Christmas
2013: I Am Harvey Milk (oratorio) Listen➝
2019: Unbreakable (oratorio) Listen➝
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Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.