American playwright and librettistwd:Q7328024
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Hamilton College
occupation: playwright, librettist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Richard John Nelson (born October 17, 1950) is an American playwright and librettist. He wrote the books for the Tony Award-winning musicals James Joyce's The Dead, the Broadway version of Chess, as well as the critically acclaimed play cycle The Apple Family Plays.
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