About the Author

In his long career, Herbert Appleman has been an author, playwright, lyricist, composer, writer & producer of documentaries for television, professor of English & Theater, and lecturer on the American musical (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, Harvard Club of New York, universities throughout the country, and cruise ships around the world).

“A Perfect Gentleman,” his comedy about Lord Chesterfield, won the American Playwrights Theater Award and has been produced many times on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Dauntless Dick Deadeye,” his new version of HMS Pinafore, was produced by the Open Air Theatre in London, and that production was nominated for a 2006 Olivier Award.

“Heyday,” his musical comedy based on the Ring Lardner story “I Can’t Breathe,” was produced by the King’s Head Theatre in London and later won the American Musical Theater Festival Award.

“…And Suddenly You’re Alone,” his documentary about widowhood, won an Emmy Award.

Mr. Appleman was educated at Harvard (BA), Columbia (MA), and the Yale School of Drama (playwriting fellowship). Over the years, he has lived in New York, London, and Michigan; he now lives in Westport, Connecticut. His website is www.herbertappleman.com.

Just One More Song

Just One More Song