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I created this site so that more people can get to know the extraordinary artist and man who was my brother.

Howard Ashman

Howard found a second family in the theater. He loved the intensity of the relationships and he loved collaborating (though those who worked with him know well that when he disagreed, he did so with gusto).

I can’t carry on Howard’s singular talent as a writer and director but I can carry on other things he taught me. Like love for the arts and the sharing of ideas and enthusiasms. His enormous energy motivated so many of us to find our own creative selves. And that’s what I hope to continue here.

Many thanks to Nancy Parent, Ron Gillespie, Bill Lauch and Remy Overkempe, without whom this site would never have happened.

Sarah Ashman Gillespie