(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 www.RupertHolmes.com.