Laura Kleinbaum: Musical Theatre and Television Writer
Laura Kleinbaum is a bookwriter/lyricist and television writer living in New York City. She grew up in Florham Park, New Jersey, where she was once demoted from the A-team to the B-team in Softball. Luckily, she made it to Columbia University, where she wrote her first musical Crash Text Dummy.
Laura earned her MFA from the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, where she wrote the musicals Judy and the Beast, BFF, and Playing with Matches.
Currently, Laura is a freelance preschool writer. She's written episodes of the Nick Jr. animated series Bubble Guppies, Butterbean's Café, and Rusty Rivets as well as episodes of Esme and Roy for Sesame Workshop/HBO, Sprout House, and Colorforms.
Recent musical theatre works include Allie in Wonderland, for Metropolitan Montessori School, A Year in Jackson, for the University of Nebraska Theatre Department, Drop Dead Gorgeous, CLEOPATRA: A POP EXPERIENCE, and #MARS.
Laura is a member of the Dramatist Guild and the Lehman Engel BMI Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop, where she was a recipient of the Jean Banks Award for Best Musical and the Ellen Schwartz Award for Literary Excellence in Lyric Writing.