Executive Producer and Co-host, Question of the Day Flashcast
Murray Horwitz is a Tony Award-winning playwright, lyricist, and broadcaster, whose accomplishments include originating the hit NPR comedy quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, co-authoring the hit Broadway musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, and writing the song lyrics for John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby at The Metropolitan Opera. He has been called, “My first mentor” by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Currently the host of WAMU’s The Big Broadcast, Murray is also an occasional NPR commentator on Weekend Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the co-host with Susan Stamberg of the annual Hanukkah Lights special on NPR. The winner of three Peabody Awards, a Tony for Ain’t Misbehavin’, two National Medals of Arts (for NPR Cultural Programming and Washington Performing Arts), and the Order of Arts and Letters from the government of France, Murray began his career as a clown in the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus.