WRITER BIO

Sean Grennan is a playwright, lyricist and librettist 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, the Middle East, England and Spain. His most recent play, "The Tin Woman," had its world premiere by Peninsula Players in 2014. His 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 70 productions in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. 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.  In the fall of '17, Sean will preside as Playwright in Residence at Centre Stage's "New Play Festival" in Greenville, SC.