Doug McGrath

Douglas McGrath is a filmmaker and playwright. He was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his book, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay, Bullets Over Broadway, and an Emmy for his HBO documentaries, Becoming Mike Nicols and His Way. He wrote and directed the Academy Award winning films Emma, Nicholas Nickleby, and Infamous. He is a columnist for Air Mail and has written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times. As an actor, he appeared in The Daytrippers, Quiz Show, The Insider, Happiness, Michael Clayton, Godless, and Girls. He began his career as a writer at Saturday Night Live in what was incontestably the worst year in the show’s history.