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Michael Weller
German physician

Michael Weller

Michael Weller
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Quick Facts

Intro German physician
Is Physician Educator
From Germany
Field Academia Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 29 August 1962
Age 59 years
Star sign Virgo
The details (from wikipedia)


Michael Weller (born 1942) is a Brooklyn-based playwright who is best known for his plays Moonchildren and Loose Ends. Weller is one of the founders of the Cherry Lane Theatre's acclaimed Mentor Project, which pairs pre-eminent playwrights with emerging playwrights for a season-long mentorship. In 2005, the Broken Watch Theatre Company in New York named its performance space The Michael Weller Theatre "in honor of his tremendous accomplishments."
Michael Weller attended Brandeis University in Massachusetts, where he studied music composition, then began writing plays. Weller is currently a faculty member at The New School for Drama in New York City.

Main credits

Playwriting credits

  • Moonchildren (1971)
  • More Than You Deserve (musical with Jim Steinman - 1973)
  • Fishing (1974)
  • Split (1979)
  • Loose Ends (1979)
  • Dwarfman, Master of a Million Shapes (1982)
  • The Ballad of Soapy Smith (1984) About infamous con man Soapy Smith
  • Ghost on Fire (1986)
  • Spoils of War (1988)
  • Lake No Bottom (1989)
  • Buying Time (1991)
  • Help (1992/2006)
  • Dogbrain (play for children - 1993)
  • What the Night is For / Do Not Disturb (2002)
  • Approaching Moomtaj (2005)
  • Zhivago (musical with Lucy Simon - 2006/2011/2015)
  • 50 Words (2007/2007)
  • Side Effects, Zero (2011)
  • Beast (2008)
  • The Full Catastrophe (2013)
  • "Jericho" (from Liliom by Ferenc Molnar) (2014)
  • "Summer" (2016)

Screenwriting credits

  • "Once and Again" (1999) (Television)
  • Spoils of War (1994) – play/teleplay
  • Lost Angels (1989)
  • Ragtime (1981)
  • Hair (1979)

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