Jerry Sterner is either a successful
businessman disguised as a playwright or a successful playwright masquerading
as a businessman. After a lucrative career in the Real Estate business
in New York, he turned to pursue his first love – playwriting. Winner of
the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play of 1989, Other
People’s Money has been the most produced play in recent memory.
It has been performed in virtually every major regional theatre in the
country, in London and throughout Western Europe and much of Asia.
The one area Sterner will
not license it is in the former Soviet Union. "I don’t want to kill capitalism
before it gets off the ground" he’s been quoted as saying. And, of course,
it became a major motion picture starring Danny DeVito and Gregory Peck.
In addition to being the
author of Other People’s Money, he has written a musical called
based on the old Cary Grant movie, as well as 1040, an original
play about the tax code. He has been hard at work on an original movie
for Jerry Lewis.