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This is a nice article from the Carolina Alumni Review that was published after I received the John L. Haber '70 award or "Habey" for "outstanding contribution to the arts".
Jim Wann, chief composer and leading man for Broadway's (Tony-nominated, Best Musical) Pump Boys and Dinettes, is a music and theatre artist whose work has been performed across America and around the world.
A Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill, Jim graduated with Honors in Writing and formed a music club with friends, Cat's Cradle. He migrated to New York City with his first show (co-author, Bland Simpson), Diamond Studs: The Life Of Jesse James, A Saloon Musical , a hit off-Broadway (NY Times: "Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!"), and a pioneering work for actor-musicians from the '70's to the present.