scored on Broadway the first time out when he won a Tony for his Bye Bye Birdie libretto. Subsequently he was the librettist for Carnival, for which he won the Drama Critics Circle Award, and Hello, Dolly!, which won him both the Tony and the Drama Critics prize. He also wrote the books for George M. Mack and Mabel and The Grand Tour, both book and lyrics for I Love My Wife, and lyrics for Barnum. Mr. Stewart died in 1987.