WRITER BIO

Sean Grennan is a playwright, lyricist, librettist, and actor who began writing for the stage as co-librettist for "Phantom of the Country Palace," produced by Marriott Theatre in Chicago in 1995 and subsequently published by MTI. His plays and musicals — most of them published by Playscripts, Inc. — have gone on to hundreds of productions around the world, including the U.S., Canada, Russia, Australia, China, the Middle East, England, Latvia, and Spain. His first non-musical, the comedy "Luck!" was produced by the Epic Theatre Company in New York City.  Working as book writer and lyricist, his musicals with composer Leah Okimoto include "Married Alive!," "A Dog's Life" and "Another Night Before Christmas", all of which premiered at Kansas City's American Heartland Theatre under the direction of his mentor and friend, Paul Hough.  AHT also premiered his comedies "Beer for Breakfast" and "As Long As We Both Shall Live." His popular play "Making God Laugh" premiered in 2011 at Peninsula Players Theatre, where Tom Mula directed. It has gone on to receive more than 80 productions in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.  His play, "The Tin Woman," also had its world premiere by Peninsula Players in 2014 and he is currently adapting it as a musical.  In June of '18, his newest play, "Now and Then" will premiere back at Peninsula.  Following a career as an actor and writer in his hometown of Chicago, Sean lives, auditions and writes in New York City, sharing a home with his actress-muse-wife Kathy Santen and his trusty dog Hank.  Kathy is currently appearing in Broadway's "Wicked."  In the fall of '17, Sean was Playwright in Residence at Centre Stage's "New Play Festival" in Greenville, SC.  In September of '18, he will be Playwright in Residence at Lamb Arts Regional Theatre in Sioux City, IA and adjudicator for the Midwest Dramatists Conference in Kansas City.