David Lindsey-Abaire is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist and librettist.

His play Rabbit Hole received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award.

His play Good People premiered on Broadway, was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, The Horton Foote Prize, The Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and two Tony nominations.

David also wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical, which was nominated for eight Tonys, four Oliviers, a Grammy, and earned David the Kleban Prize as America’s most promising musical theatre lyricist.

David’s other plays include Ripcord, Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World and A Devil Inside, among others.

In addition to his work in theatre, David’s screen credits include his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole (starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart,  Sandra Oh, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller and Giancarlo Esposito), Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians, and The Family Fang, among others.

In 2016, Lindsay-Abaire was named co-director of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program.

David Lindsay-Abaire