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William Finn Bio

William Alan Finn (b. February 28, 1952, Boston, Massachusetts) is an American composer and lyricist, especially of musicals.

William Finn grew up in Natick, Massachusetts with his parents and siblings, Michael and Nancy. He majored in music at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He lives with his life partner in New York City and Pittsfield, MA, where he is an independent composer and writer. He is also "Adjunct Faculty Composer/Lyricist" at NYU.

Finn is a heavily autobiographical textwriter (he always writes his own lyrics); his topics have included the gay and Jewish experiences in contemporary America, and also family, belonging, sickness, healing, and loss. Finn is especially well noted for his work on what was to become a trilogy of short musical shows off Broadway. In Trousers, March of the Falsettos, and Falsettoland all chronicle the lives of the character Marvin, his ex-wife Trina, his boyfriend, Whizzer, his psychiatrist, Mendel, and his son, Jason.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Finn