Quills premiered off-Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop in 1995 and launched Doug’s career. Broadway plays include I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), Posterity, and books for the musicals Grey Gardens (Tony Nomination), The Little Mermaid, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk Nomination), and War Paint, which premiered at the Goodman. He adapted and directed August Strindberg’s Creditors for the La Jolla Playhouse in 2009.
Films include the screen adaptation of Quills (Paul Selvin Award, WGA) and production rewrites for director Rob Marshall, Steven Spielberg, and others.
He is a former president of The Dramatists Guild and on the Board of The New York Theater Workshop. He has taught or guest lectured at the Yale Drama School, Princeton University, Juilliard, and NYU. He lives in New York with his husband, singer-songwriter David Clement.