RUPERT HOLMES (Author). For Say Goodnight Gracie, Holmes received a Best Play 2003 Tony nomination. For his Broadway musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Holmes became the first individual in theatrical history to singly win Tony Awards for both Best Book, Best Music and Best Lyrics, while Drood itself won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

The New York Drama Desk bestowed identical honors upon Holmes and his creation. The Mystery Writers of America gave his Broadway comedy-thriller Accomplice their coveted Edgar Award – the second time he’s received this honor. His tour de force for actor Stacy Keach, Solitary Confinement, set a box-office record at the Kennedy Center and was seen on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre.

His book for the musical adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Marty, with score by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, recently broke all box office records at the Huntington Theatre in Boston and will be seen in Toronto in 2004 prior to Broadway. Holmes also created and wrote the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television series Remember WENN, set within the golden age of radio. His first novel, Where the Truth Lies, from Random House, is already into its second edition and is available in both hardcover and audiobook. For more about all the above, be sure to visit