Peter Stone: One of the most accomplished Broadway bookwriters, Stone graduated from Bard College and earned an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. He began writing for CBS Radio and soon moved to writing for television, including the shows “Studio One,” “The Defenders” (for which he won an Emmy Award), “Asphalt Jungle,” and “Espionage.” He has written the plays Friend of the Family and Full Circle. In addition to 1776, his Broadway bookwriting credits include the musicals Kean; Skyscraper; Two by Two; Sugar; Woman of the Year (for which he won a 1981 Tony Award); My One and Only; Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies (1991 Tony Award for Best Musical). Stone also wrote the screenplay for the film version of 1776. His other screenplays include Charade; Father Goose (for which he won a 1964 Academy Award); Mirage; Arabesque; Sweet Charity; The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?