Michael Mitnick is a playwright.

His plays include Sex Lives of Our Parents (Second Stage, The Kennedy Center), The Siegel (Edgerton New Play Award, South Coast Repertory), Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman (The Wild Project), as well as The Happiness Trilogy: Elijah (LOCAL), Ed, Downloaded (Denver Center), and Babs the Dodo (WET).  He co-wrote/composed the musical Fly By Night (Drama Desk-nominated Best Musical, Playwrights Horizons).

His songs have been sung at Lincoln Center, The Guggenheim, Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, and on HBO.

Film and television work includes The Giver with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, Vinyl, and the upcoming film The Current War with Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon.

He is currently writing commissions for the Geffen Playhouse and The Roundabout Theatre Company.

Michael is a graduate of Harvard University and has an MFA in Playwriting from The Yale School of Drama.

He was born and raised in Pittsburgh.