SUSAN BIRKENHEAD (Lyrics) received a Tony Nomination and a Drama Desk Award for her lyrics for Jelly’s Last Jam. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Triumph of Love, was nominated for a Tony Award for Working, and won an Outer Critics Circle Award for What About Luv? She won an L.A. Drama Critics Award for Minsky’s. In addition to The Secret Life of Bees, she is currently working on Betty Boop, with David Foster and Sally Robinson, and Jerry Mitchell.