A Letter To Harvey Milk


San Francisco 1986. What can Harry, an older Eastern European Jewish refugee, learn from Barbara, his young, Jewish, lesbian writing teacher? What can she learn from him? When Harry fulfills a writing assignment to compose a letter to someone from his past who’s dead, he writes not to his late wife, Frannie, but to Harvey Milk, the martyred gay politician. Barbara is stunned. Harry’s letter evokes life-changing revelations that neither could have been foreseen. A Letter To Harvey Milk deals with friendship, loss, the grip of the past, and hard-won acceptance set in motion by unexpected people.
Format: Full length musical. no intermission
Cast Size: 4M, 3W
Running time: 95 minutes
Character breakdown

Harry Weinberg, about 70
Barbara Katsef, about 30
Frannie Weinberg, about 60
Harvey Milk, about 45/Bernie
Yussl/PJ, about 20
Dan White, early 30’s/Chad/Guard
Lover/Marcher, female, about 30



Study guides or support material: CD of 2018 original cast recording available to interested theatres and producers.

Winner of 5 Awards, NYMF 2012
2012 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist


Original or Prominent Production: : Acorn Theatre, Theatre Row, NYC; February through June 2018
Original Source Material: Based on the short story A Letter To Harvey Milk by Leslea Newman
Nationality of Author:
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Production rights holder: Lisa Dozier King
LDK Productions
212-739-7875 X700
Laura I Kramer

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