A two-time Tony-Award winning playwright and lyricist, Joseph G. DiPietro has been a distinguished player in the theater industry for more than twenty years. His work has appeared in thousands of productions on Broadway and around the globe.
DiPietro received two Tony Awards for co-writing Memphis, which also received the 2010 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical. He was nominated for a 2012 Tony Award and won a Drama Desk Award for Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Matthew Broderick. His other plays and musicals include I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (the longest-running musical revue in Off-Broadway history); The Toxic Avenger and The Thing About Men (winners of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical); the much-produced comedy Over the River and Through The Woods; The Art of Murder (Edgar Award-winner for Best Mystery Play); and the Broadway musical All Shook Up.
In the fall of 2013, his play Clever Little Lies, starring Marlo Thomas, debuted at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ, and his musical Chasing the Song debuted at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, CA.
Hailing from Oradell, NJ, DiPietro’s passion for playwriting stems back to a high school creative writing class, in which he submitted a play to—and won—the national Scholastic Writing Awards. While at Rutgers, DiPietro studied English and wrote and produced a Rutgers soap opera for Knight Time Television Productions. Prior to launching a successful independent playwriting career, DiPietro worked as a writer/producer for CBS Sports, to which he attributes his diligence and dedication to his craft.