Composer, Lyricist and Arranger. One of New York's Most Exciting Musicians
Steven Lutvak is one of New York’s most exciting musicians. Steven wrote the title track to MAD HOT BALLROOM, the 9th most successful documentary of all time. In 2006, he won the Kleban Award for Lyric Writing for the Theater and the Fred Ebb Award for Songwriting for the Theater, each with his principal collaborator,…
Steven Lutvak is one of New York’s most exciting musicians. Steven wrote the title track to MAD HOT BALLROOM, the 9th most successful documentary of all time. In 2006, he won the Kleban Award for Lyric Writing for the Theater and the Fred Ebb Award for Songwriting for the Theater, each with his principal collaborator, Robert L. Freedman, which was the first time these two awards were presented to the same team in the same year. They were invited to the Sundance Theater Institute that same year, as well.
In the New York Times, Stephen Holden wrote “An upper-middlebrow Billy Joel crossed with a lower-highbrow Tom Lehrer with a pinch of Debussy: that’s how you might place the music of the singer, songwriter, pianist and raconteur Steven Lutvak in the artistic hierarchy of contemporary songwriters.”
This year, Steven made his Broadway debut as Composer and Co-Lyricist of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, which won the Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards for Best Musical. He and his collaborator, Robert L. Freedman also won the Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics, having earlier, together, won both the Fred Ebb and the Kleban Awards for their theater songs.
Featured in Time Magazine’s PEOPLE TO WATCH column, Steven wrote the title track to Paramount’s hit documentary, MAD HOT BALLROOM. Additionally, Steven has performed his own songs himself at Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, and most of the major New York Cabaret rooms, including The Oak Room at the Algonquin, Rainbow and Stars, and the Russian Tea Room. Other awards include two Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Awards; the first Johnny Mercer Emerging American Songwriter Award; and a New American Works grant from the NEA.
He is particularly proud that several of his songs are included in CLASSIC AMERICAN POPULAR SONG, a follow-up to Alec Wilder’s classic textbook, AMERICAN POPULAR SONG. Steven has released two solo albums: THE TIME IT TAKES and AHEAD OF MY HEART.
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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