Whitty, Jeff

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Whitty, Jeff Gender: M
Jeffrey Daniel Whitty
born on 30 September 1971 at 08:42 (= 08:42 AM )
Place Coos Bay, Oregon, 43n22, 124w13
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°49' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°19 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 23°09'


American playwright, actor and screenwriter, who won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for the stage musical Avenue Q. For the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), he was nominated for BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, along with Nicole Holofcener.

In 2012 for a 25-performance run he played the title role in his own The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler in a production by New York company Exit, Pursued by a Bear, with Billy Porter playing the co-leading role of Mammy. Both roles had been created for and played by women until this production.

Whitty wrote the libretto to the musical version of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, with music by Jake Shears and John Garden of the musical group Scissor Sisters. Whitty won the 2011 Bay Area Critics Circle award for his work.

Whitty wrote the libretto for Bring It On: The Musical, a "free adaptation" of the popular film series with an original story by Whitty, which was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical.

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  • Work : Prize 2004 (Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth report, "BIRTHS McAULEY HOSPITAL Coos Bay," The World (Coos Bay, Oregon), 4 Oct 1971, p. 2.


  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Lyrics, librettos)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Best Book of a Musical)