Robert C. Wright (born Daytona Beach, Florida, September 25, 1914; died Miami, Florida, July 27, 2005) was an American writer of musical theatre best known for the show Kismet, which used musical themes by Alexander Borodin.
Throughout his career he worked exclusively with the writer George Forrest, all their musicals being joint works. Most of their famous works were in fact adaptations of classical music for the musical stage.
- Maytime (1937), additional lyrics
- Song Of Norway (1944) (using the music of Edvard Grieg)
- Gypsy Lady (1946) (using the music of Victor Herbert)
- Magdalena (1948) (using the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos)
- Kismet (1953) (using the music of Alexander Borodin), and based on the 1911 play Kismet by Edward Knoblauch
- At the Grand (1958) (original music), an earlier version of Grand Hotel (below) that toured but did not reach Broadway
- The Love Doctor (1959) (original music) premiered in London
- Kean (1961) (original music)
- Anya (1965) (using the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff)
- The Great Waltz (1970) (using the music of Johann Strauss)
- Timbuktu (1978) (reworking of Kismet)
- Grand Hotel (1989) (original music)
- Music Theatre International Biography