Gretchen Cryer

Youn-Young Park


Gretchen is most well known for writing the book and lyrics and starring in “I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road” (with music by Nancy Ford.) The show was originally produced in New York City By Joseph Papp’s Public Theater followed by a 3-year run at the Circle in the Square. In Chicago the show won the Joseph Jefferson Award for the Best Musical and Gretchen won the Best Actress Award. The cast album won a Grammy nomination. Gretchen has written numerous other shows with Nancy Ford - “Now Is the Time for All Good Men,” (Off-Broadway) “The Last Sweet Days of Isaac,” (Obie Award - Best Musical, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award) “Shelter” (Broadway - Golden Theater), “Hang On to the Good Times” (Manhattan Theater Club), “The Fabulous Party” (Williamstown Theater Festival), “The American Girls Revue” - (American Girl Place - Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles), and “Circle of Friends” - (American Girl Place - Chicago and New York) and “Anne of Green Gables” (Theatreworks, Lortel Theater.) Cryer and Ford have just finished a new show - "Still Getting My Act Together."