Cheryl L Davis
Cheryl received the Kleban Award for her work as a musical theater librettist for her musical Barnstormer, written with award-winning composer Douglas J. Cohen. Her play Maid’s Door was produced at the Billie Holiday Theatre to excellent reviews, received seven Audelco Awards, and was presented at two National Black Theatre Festivals; it was also a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize. Her musical Bridges was commissioned and produced by the Berkeley Playhouse and received great reviews, including from the San Francisco Examiner; it was a finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award. Don’t Stay Safe, the short film musical based on Bridges, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and screened and won awards in several film festivals. She has won two WGA Awards for her TV writing (for As the World Turns and Days of Our Lives), and has also written for Law & Order: SVU. She is a practicing attorney in Manhattan and is the General Counsel for the Authors Guild.
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