Fast becoming one of the most prolific and frequently produced playwrights in the U.S., Jeffrey Hatcher
adapted his acclaimed stage play Compleat Female Stage Beauty for the screen. He is currently working on a screenplay of Casanova for director Lasse Hallstrom
, as well as screenplays for directors Steven Shainberg
(SECRETARY) and Kim Pierce (BOYS DON'T CRY). He has also written for the Peter Falk
TV series Columbo
and E! Entertainment Television.
Hatcher grew up in Ohio before attending New York University to study acting. After a brief career on stage, he turned his hand to writing. His many award-winning original plays have been performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, and regionally across the US and abroad. They include Three Viewings, Scotland Road, Neddy, Korczak's Children, A Picasso, Mercy of a Storm, Work Song (with Eric Simonson), and Lucky Duck (with Bill Russell and Henry Kreiger). Recently, Hatcher wrote the book for the Broadway musical Never Gonna Dance, based on the Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers film SWINGTIME, and co-authored with Mitch Albom the stage version of the bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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