Deborah Brevoort

Deborah Brevoort

DEBORAH BREVOORT writes plays, musicals and operas. She is best known for her play The Women of Lockerbie, which won the Onassis international playwriting competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American plays award.  It is produced all over the US and internationally.  After participating in American Lyric Theater’s (ALT) Composer Librettist development program, Deborah has turned her attention almost exclusively to writing opera librettos and musicals.  Her latest libretto is for Murasaki’s Moon, with composer Michi Wiancko, commissioned by NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, On Site Opera and ALT. Her other operas include Embedded and Steal a Pencil for Me, both of which won the Frontiers competition at Ft. Worth Opera. She has also written a new version of Mozart’s The Impresario and a contemporary adaptation of Die Fledermaus, set in the world of reality TV, for the Anchorage Opera.  Her libretto for Albert Nobbs, with Patrick Soluri, was a finalist for the Pellicciotti Prize in opera composition.  Her plays include Blue Moon Over Memphis (a Noh Drama about Elvis Presley), The Poetry of PizzaThe Blue-Sky BoysThe Comfort TeamThe Velvet Weapon and My Lord What Night. She is a two-time winner of the Frederick Loewe award in musical theatre. She’s an alumnus of New Dramatists, a member of the National Theatre Conference and a cofounder of Theatre Without Borders. She serves as a mentor to the Rainmaker Project in Kenya, which is dedicated to creating new musicals by Kenyan composers and writers.