: Played Charles Darwin in the "Trumpery" play by Peter Parnell (Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, New York, USA).
Michael Ivan Cristofer
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[on his libretto for the opera 'Champion'] I saw in Emile [Griffith]'s life the story of a man who was fighting to reconcile who he was inside with who he was in the outside world. He was a young man who wanted to make hats and sing and play baseball and instead became a famous and successful prize fighter. He was confused about his sexual identity and that confusion led to violence. That ...
Won Broadway's 1977 Tony Award as author of Best Play winner "The Shadow Box."