Michael R. Jackson

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Michael R. Jackson wrote book, music, and lyrics for the musicals A Strange Loop, for which he won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for drama (making him the first African-American musical theatre writer to win the award), and White Girl in Danger. He wrote lyrics and co-wrote the book for the musical adaptation of the 2007 horror film Teeth with composer and co-book writer Anna K. Jacobs. He has also received a Lambda Literary Award for Drama, Whiting Award, and Jonathan Larson Grant among others.

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