Steven Lutvak made his Broadway debut with ‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder,’ for which he supplied the music and co-wrote the lyrics with Robert L. Freedman. The musical won the Tony, the Drama Desk, the Drama League, and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and is currently preparing its first national tour. In addition to their Best Musical wins, Lutvak and Freedman’s work on ‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder’ also won them both the Kleban and the Fred Ebb Songwriting Awards.
Beyond his overwhelmingly successful Broadway debut, the body of music that Lutvak has composed throughout his career has distinguished him as one of his generation’s most talented and accomplished composers. Some of Lutvak’s other musicals include ‘Campaign Of The Century’ (won the California Musical Theater Competition sponsored by the Beverly Hills Theater Guild), ‘Almost September’ (won eight Bay Area Critics’ Circle Awards), ‘The Wayside Motor Inn’ (commissioned by the Harmony Project of the National Alliance for Musical Theater), ‘Esmeralda’ (awarded a New American Work grant from the National Endowment of the Arts), and ‘Hannah Senesh’ (nominated for a Drama Desk Award and the production toured internationally), to name a few.
Lutvak has also proven himself to be an extraordinarily versatile composer. He’s written music for film, including the title track to Paramount’s ‘Mad Hot Ballroom’ and the score to Samuel Goldwyn’s ‘Anything But Love,’ as well as released two albums as a singer/songwriter: ‘The Time It Takes’ and ‘Ahead Of My Heart.’
Lutvak’s music has earned him the Johnny Mercer Emerging American Songwriting Award, an NEA New American Works Grant, and made him the only two-time recipient of the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant. Lutvak and his music have also been featured in David Jenness and Don Velsey’s book, ‘Classic American Popular Song,’ the sequel to Alec Wilder’s classic ‘American Popular Song.’