Michael Colby wrote lyrics and librettos for numerous off-off Broadway productions while living in the New York area. The lyricist/librettist grew up in New York City at the Algonquin Hotel, which his grandparents owned, and found much inspiration in the venerable establishment and its revolving cast of charismatic guests. He went on to pursue a bachelor's degree in English literature at Northwestern University, followed by a master's in drama at New York University and a special degree in journalism at the School Press Institute at Syracuse University. Some of the more noteworthy productions he wrote for include Charlotte Sweet, Tales of Tinseltown, Delphi or Bust, Mrs. McThing, North Atlantic, Ludlow Ladd, and Slay It With Music. He also released an album, Quel Fromage: 50 Years of Colby, based on a live benefit performance featuring such performers as Michael Feinstein, Ron Raines, and Alison Fraser.
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