Micki Grant, a composer, playwright, singer and actress, died on Aug. 21, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 92.
Grant was known for becoming the first woman to write the book, music and lyrics to a Broadway musical with Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, which she also starred in. She won a Grammy award for the score and received two Tony nominations for her work in the show.
Throughout her career, Grant was involved in 17 theatrical productions, including Your Arms Too Short to Box With God (which brought her another Grammy nod), Working (which brought her another Tony nod) and It’s So Nice to Be Civilized. Grant also wrote the music and lyrics for J.E. Franklin’s Prodigal Sister and contributed additional lyrics to Eubie! and Sweet & Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen.