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Timothy Mason

In Memoriam: Timothy Mason

Posted on November 28, 2023

Bookwriter and Lyricist of Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  

We remember our friend, Timothy Mason, bookwriter and lyricist of Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Tim was a brilliant and giving artist, with his wit, kindness, and generosity of spirit always in bountiful supply as both a colleague and friend.

(L-R) The Grinch (Reed Sigmund), Timothy Mason (Bookwriter and Lyricist), and Mel Marvin (Composer). Photo by Leo Geter

In addition to Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas! his works for Children’s Theatre Company include Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Dr. Seuss’s The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, and many many others.

In addition to his voluminous works for younger audiences, he wrote the acclaimed plays Babylon Gardens, Only You, and Leviathan, as well as popular novels The Darwin Affair and The Nightingale Affair. His work was described by the Wall Street Journal as “viscerally exciting,” and the New York Times applauded his “vivid writing.”

He leaves behind a long and astonishingly wide legacy, touching all who knew him, worked with him, and for countless young people, discovered themselves as artists in one of his amazing plays.

Learn more about Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at