He wrote the book and lyrics for the musical, "I Do! I Do!," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Mary Martin and Robert Preston in the cast. Harvey Schmidt was composer. Based on the play, "The Fourposter," by Jan De Hartog. Gower Champion was director. Oliver Smith was set designer. Freddy Wittop was costume designer....
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Has been nominated for three Tony Awards with collaborator Harvey Schmidt
: in 1964, as Best Composer and Lyricist for "110 in the Shade," and in 1967, as Best Composer and Lyricist and his lyrics as part of a Best Musical nomination for "I Do! I Do!"