James Lapine Biography


Who is James Lapine's wife?

James Lapine at present is a married man. He exchanged vows with Sarah Kernochan but their wedding details are not disclosed.

His wife is a screenwriter/director and they are blessed with a child. Their daughter Phoebe Lapine works as a food writer.

Relationship Facts of James Lapine

  • James Lapine is married to Sarah Kernochan.
  • He is father of One (Phoebe Lapine).
  • James Lapine is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is James Lapine?

James Lapine is of American nationality who is a director. James Lapine also a writer and librettist is popular for his work in Into the Woods (2014), American Playhouse (1980), The Moment When., etc.

He has won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, not for one but three times in 1988, 1992, and 1994. As a producer, he has produced a movie Custody in 2016, Six by Sondheim (TV Movie documentary) in 2013, and Into the Woods (Video) in 1987.

James Lapine- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

His birthdate is 10 Jan 1949 and he was born in Mansfield, Ohio, the United States as James Elliot Lapine. The name of his mother was Lillian Feld and his father’s identity was David Sanford Lapine.

Further, James Lapine’s ancestry is Caucasian and as per his academics, he graduated from the Franklin and Marshall College.

He was also a student at the California Institute of the Arts to study photography and graphic design.

James Lapine- Profession, Wiki, Career

James Lapine has directed a few movies such as Impromptu in 1991, Earthly Possessions in 1999, Six by Sondheim in 2013, Custody in 2016, and many more.

But he has shown his talent in several theatre acts. He wrote plays named Table Settings (1979, 1980), Twelve Dreams (1978, 1981), Luck, Pluck, and Virtue (1995), La Jolla, The Moment When (2000), Lincoln Center Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (2016), etc.

Besides this, he was the writer of musicals like Sunday in the Park with George – 1984, Into the Woods – 1987, Falsettoland – 1990, Falsettos – 1992, Little Miss Sunshine – 2011, Flying Over Sunset – 2021, etc.

James Lapine’s directed theatre projects are,

  • Twelve Dreams (1978; 1981; 1995)
  • Sunday in the Park with George (1984)
  • Falsettoland (1990)
  • Golden Child (1996; 1998)
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2005)
  • Sondheim on Sondheim (2010)
  • Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (2016)
  • Flying Over Sunset (2021)

Awards & Nominations

1984New York Drama Critics’ Circle AwardBest MusicalWon
1985Pulitzer PrizeDramaWon
1994Drama Desk AwardsOutstanding Book of a MusicalWon
1984Drama Desk AwardsOutstanding Director of a MusicalNominated
2002Outer Critics Circle AwardOutstanding Director of a MusicalNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Variety SpecialNominated

James Lapine- Net Worth, Salary

By the sources of 2022, his net worth is estimated at $1 million. His yearly salary is that he charge is under the rug.

Rumors, Controversy

This director of American Playhouse is keeping himself away from scandals as well as rumors.

Body Features- Height, Weight

James Lapine’s height and body weight are of average shape. Adding some more, he has brown eyes and has hair in light brown color.

Social Media

James Lapine is officially not available on social sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


  • His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • As of 2022, he is 73 years of age.


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