Douglas Carter Beane’s credits on Broadway include Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony Award nomination), The Nance (nominated for five Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards), Lysistrata Jones (Tony Award nomination), the stage adaptation of the film Xanadu (Outer Critics Circle & HX Awards for Best Musical, Drama Desk Award for Best Book, and four Tony nominations including Best Musical) and The Little Dog Laughed (Tony Award; West End Olivier Award nomination). His other plays include Shows For Days, As Bees In Honey Drown (Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award), Mr. and Mrs. Fitch, Music from a Sparkling Planet, The Country Club, Advice from a Caterpiller, The Cartells, and MONDO DRAMA.
He has written the libretto for the Metropolitan Opera's Die Fledermaus which is currently in their repertory.
He wrote the film adaptation of his play Advice From A Caterpillar as well as the screenplay of To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. He has written for Tracy Ullman’s Show on the BBC.
He resides in New York City with his husband, composer Lewis Flinn and their son, Cooper and daughter, Gabrielle.