was a 1996 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama for Old Wicked Songs,
which won the New York Drama League Award, the L.A. Drama-Logue Award,
and was included in Otis Guernsey's Best Plays of 1996-97. Old
Wicked Songs has been produced throughout the United States and
translated and produced in a dozen countries around the
Jon’s other works include the plays The Temperamentals, A Strange
and Separate People, Jumping For Joy, Child Child (Preston
Jones Award winner), and Opportunity
Knocks (Backdoor Theater Award), as well as the musicals Legacy of the
on Studs Terkel’s Coming of Age) and Irrationals.
In the film industry, Mr. Marans worked
as a story editor and script doctor for Stonebridge, Michael Douglas’s
production company at Columbia Pictures.
In television, he was a staff
writer/lyricist for the 1991 New Carol Burnett Show on CBS and wrote
for Cookin’ in Brooklyn, a “comedy-reality” show on the Discovery
Jon is a graduate of Duke University in
mathematics and music and also studied at both the BMI & ASCAP
Musical Theatre workshops.