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Musical Theatre alumni Benj Pasek and Justin Paul win Academy Award for their lyrics for “La La Land”

Congratulations and bravo to musical theatre alums Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (’06) on their Academy Award win for “Best Original Song” for “City of Stars” from La La Land. They wrote the lyrics for “City of Stars,” with music by Justin Hurwitz.

This is the first Academy Award win for Pasek and Paul. They were also nominated in the same category for “Audition (The Fools Who Dream).” This past January, the pair also took home the Golden Globe for “Best Original Song.”