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Alain Boublil

Book & Original Lyrics

Alain Boublil is the author of the librettos and original lyrics for the musicals, La Révolution Française (1973), Les Misérables (1980), Miss Saigon (1989), Martin Guerre (1996) and The Pirate Queen (2006), all in collaboration with Claude-Michel Schönberg, as well as Marguerite (2008) with Michel Legrand, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer. Boublil is the recipient of two Tony Awards (Best Score and Best Book), two Grammys, two Victoire de la Musique Awards and a Molière Award for Les Misérables. He received an Evening Standard Drama Award for Miss Saigon and a Laurence Olivier Award for Martin Guerre. He is the author of the play, The Diary of Adam and Eve (based upon short stories by Mark Twain), and the prize-winning French novel, Les dessous de soi. He co-wrote the screenplay and co-produced the soundtrack of the Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated film, Les Misérables. He has co-conceived and produces the Do You Hear The People Sing concert series, the symphonic evening of songs from Boublil and Schönberg musicals, which has recently played in major U.S. cities and has just opened its Australasian tour in Shanghai.  He recently received a New York Chapter Honors Grammy award for his outstanding contribution to the creative community. He is currently working on a revised version of Martin Guerre to open in the U.K. in 2014/2015.  While Miss Saigon makes its return to London’s West End this year, Broadway also welcomes back ‘Les Misérables’.  Alain Boublil lives in New York with his wife, actress/singer Marie Zamora, and is the father of four sons.