Michael Stewart (Book, The Grand Tour) scored on Broadway the first time out when he won a Tony for his Bye Bye Birdie libretto. Subsequently he was the librettist for Carnival, for which he won the Drama Critics Circle Award, and Hello, Dolly! which won him both the Tony and the Drama Critics prize. He also wrote the books for George M!, Mack and Mabel, Harrigan and Hart and co-authored 42nd Street and The Grand Tour. He wrote the book and lyrics for I Love My Wife and the lyrics for Barnum. Mr. Stewart died in 1987.