BIO

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 theA-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 BeastBFF, and Playing with Matches.

Currently, Laura is a Staff Writer for the Nick Jr. animated series Butterbean's Café. Previously, she wrote script and lyrics for the Emmy award winning Nick Jr. animated series, Bubble Guppies. 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, 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.

 
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