Stephen Dolginoff is an award-winning, New York based writer/composer. He received Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Musical & Best Music; an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Off-Broadway musical; and won an ASCAP Music Award for his musical THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY. Over 100 productions in 15 countries and 10 languages have followed, including a run on London's West End (WOS Award nom), productions in Los Angeles & Chicago, and long-running Asian versions in Seoul & Tokyo. Stephen's musical suspense thriller, FLAMES, has been seen in London, Canada, and across the USA. His horror-movie musical homage, MONSTER MAKERS, was first presented at the Daryl Roth Theatre by New York Theatre Barn, prior to its international regional theatre debut. Stephen received a Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Book, Music & Lyrics for his musical ONE FOOT OUT THE DOOR. His musical MOST MEN ARE; his musical adaptation of JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH; and his musical comedy, PANIC, the story behind the “War of the Worlds” broadcast have been performed in theatres all around the world. Stephen received a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. His work is published by Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. As an actor, he played "Nathan Leopold" in THRILL ME Off-Broadway and on the cast album; and originated the roles of “Max Schreck,” “Boris Karloff” & “Peter Cushing” in MONSTER MAKERS onstage and on the original cast recording.