|Winnie Holzman was the creator and co-executive producer of the acclaimed one-hour television drama, My So-Called Life, for which she received an Emmy nomination and which, thanks to MTV, has been seen all over the world.
Born in New York City and raised on Long Island, Ms. Holzman graduated from Princeton University, and later received a scholarship to join the newly-formed N.Y.U. Musical Theatre Program, where she studied with such luminaries as Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim. While at N.Y.U. she wrote the musical Birds of Paradise (with composer David Evans), which was produced off-Broadway in 1987 and directed by Laurents.
As part of the writing staff of the memorable television drama created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, thirtysomething, Ms. Holzman wrote nine episodes and received a WGA nomination. More recently she executive produced (again with Zwick and Herskovitz) the award winning drama series Once And Again, which starred Sela Ward.
Ms. Holzman is the co-author, with famed songwriter Stephen Schwartz, of the hit musical Wicked, currently playing to packed houses on Broadway, on tour and in Chicago, Los Angeles, and London.