Chad Beguelin is a New York-based playwright who wrote the lyrics and co-wrote (with Tim Herlihy) the book for the musical version of The Wedding Singer (music by Matthew Sklar), earning two Tony Award® nominations and a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Lyrics in 2006.
He also wrote the book lyrics for The Rhythm Club (Signature Theater), Wicked City (American Stage Company, Mason Street Warehouse) and the book for Disney’s stage version of Aladdin (Hyperion Theater). He is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award and the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award. His plays have been produced at Playwrights Horizon, The Avalon Theatre Company and HOME for Contemporary Theatre and Art. Chad received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.