Conversation: Michael John LaChiusa

BY Arts Desk  June 5, 2009 at 4:23 PM EDT

Michael John LaChiusa is one of today’s leading musical theater composers whose shows have appeared on and off Broadway. His musical, “Giant,” based on the 1952 Edna Ferber novel, made its world premiere at the Signature Theatre, the Tony Award-winning theater profiled by Jeffrey Brown on Friday’s NewsHour.

Below is an extended interview with LaChiusa, and we’ll post Friday’s segment about the Signature Theatre here soon.