b. 10 January 1949, Mansfield, Ohio, USA. After schooling as a visual designer, Lapine proved helpful in NY in a variety of capacities with off-Broadway displays. This was through the past due 70s and in 1981 he collaborated, as librettist, with composer-lyricist William Finn on the one-act musical, March FROM THE Falsettoes. Due to the unforeseen success of the story of a family group man arriving at terms along with his homosexuality, Lapine collaborated with Stephen Sondheim on Weekend In The Recreation area With George (1984), which brought Finn and Sondheim a joint Pulitzer Award for Crisis. Their next cooperation, IN TO THE Woods (1987), was also extremely successful, earning a Tony Honor for Best Publication. In 1990 Lapine resumed his collaboration with Finn, time for the same idea with a different one take action musical, Falsettoland. 2 yrs later, with both plays now collectively as an individual entity entitled Falsettoes, they opened up it on Broadway and Lapine once again received a Tony for Greatest Publication. His third Tony arrived for another cooperation with Sondheim, Enthusiasm (1994). Through the 90s, Lapine was also energetic in movies, directing Impromptu (1991) and Existence With Mikey (1993). In the theater, he has aimed both nonmusical and musical productions. Among the previous certainly are a Broadway revival from the Journal Of Anne Frank (1997), Golden Kid (1998), and Dirty Blonde (2000). The second option add a revival of IN TO THE Woods (2002) which same 12 months Michel Legrand’s Amour.