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Richard S. Wheeler

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Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa.


Broadway musicals were in their heyday when I was in high school. They captivated me. I saw all I could, knew the music, knew the writers, librettists, composers, actors, singers, set designers, and all the lore. Writing musicals became my first great ambition.

While in high school, I write the book and lyrics of a three-act musical comedy called Big Bertha. It was about a suffragette. I don't k... Read more of this blog post »
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