TERRY TEACHOUT (Playwright) is the drama critic of The Wall Street Journal. His books include Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine, A Terry Teachout Reader, and The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken. He has written the libretti for two operas by Paul Moravec, The Letter (premiered by the Santa Fe Opera in 2009) and Danse Russe (premiered by Philadelphia’s Center City Opera Theater in 2011). He is currently at work on Mood Indigo, a biography of Duke Ellington, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012 to support the writing of the book. He lives with his wife Hilary in New York and Connecticut. Satchmo at the Waldorf is his first play.