Chad Beguelin is the Tony Award Nominated bookwriter and lyricist of "The Wedding Singer", which premiered on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theater. He wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical "Elf", which also premiered at the Al Hirschfeld Theater. Along with his writing partner Matthew Sklar, Chad has also written "The Rhythm Club" (Signature Theater Company), "Wicked City" (American Stage Company, Mason Street Warehouse) and various projects for Disney.
Chad has been the recipient of The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, The Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing and the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award. He was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, as well as a Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical for "The Wedding Singer". He currently lives in New York with his partner Tom and their Yorkshire Terrier Bailey.