Elizabeth Swados (Choreographer) | Playbill

Elizabeth Swados

Choreographer

Elizabeth Swados, whose experimental and socially searching pieces of musical theatre were a mainstay of 1970s and '80s theatre in New York, died Jan. 5 from complications following surgery for esophageal cancer. She was 64.

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  • Also Known As: Liz Swados
  • Born: Feb 05, 1951 in Buffalo, NY
  • Death: Jan 05, 2016 in New York, NY

Roles (13)

Doonesbury Playbill - Nov 1983 Doonesbury
Opened November 21, 1983
  • Music
  • Music Orchestrations
Doonesbury Playbill - Nov 1983
Runaways Playbill - May 1978 Runaways
Opened May 13, 1978
  • Book
  • Guitar
  • Music
  • Lyrics
  • Director
  • Choreographer
Agamemnon Playbill - May 1977 Agamemnon
Opened May 18, 1977
  • Music
  • Conception
The Cherry Orchard Playbill - Feb 1977 The Cherry Orchard
Opened February 17, 1977
  • Incidental Music

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1978 Outstanding Director of a Musical Nominee
1978 Outstanding Music Nominee
1978 Outstanding Lyrics Nominee
1977 Unique Theatrical Experience Nightclub Cantata Nominee
1977 Outstanding Music Nightclub Cantata Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1977 Special Award Nightclub Cantata Winner
1977 Special Award Winner
1977 Special Award Winner
Tony Award
1978 Best Book of a Musical Nominee
1978 Best Original Score Nominee
1978 Best Direction of a Musical Nominee
1978 Best Choreography Nominee
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