Laurence Klavan received two Drama Desk nominations for the book and lyrics to Bed and Sofa, the musical produced by the Vineyard Theater in New York. It also received two Obie Awards, five other Drama Desk nominations (including Best Musical), and an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Musical. It was published by Dramatists Play Service, and recorded by Fynesworth Alley. He co-wrote the book and lyrics to Embarrassments, the musical produced by the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. It is published by Dramatists Play Service. His full-length play, The Magic Act, was produced by Ensemble Studio Theater and published by Dramatists Play Service. His one-acts, including Sleeping Beauty, The Show Must Go On, If Walls Could Talk, and Gorgo's Mother, have been produced by EST, Manhattan Punch Line, Working Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, People's Light & Theater Co., Philadelphia Festival Theater for New Plays, among others, and published by Dramatists Play Service. His one-act, The Summer Sublet, produced in the EST marathon, was published in Applause Books' Best American Short Plays 2000-2001.
He has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and received commissions from the Actors Theater of Louisville, Vineyard Theater and the Wilma Theater. His novels, "The Cutting Room” and “The Shooting Script,” were published by Ballantine Books. His novel, "Mrs. White," written under a pseudonym, won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His graphic novels, "City of Spies" and “Brain Camp," both co-written with EST member Susan Kim, are being published in 2010 by First Second Books at Macmillan. His short plays, stories, and reviews have been published in such print and online journals as The Alaska Quarterly, The Literary Review, Conjunctions, Natural Bridge, Louisville Review, Gargoyle, The Dirty Goat, Playgirl, Pank, Skive, Literateur, Hamilton Stone Review, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Killing the Buddha, CafeIrreal, SN Review, Sliptongue, Foliate Oak, Brink, Conte, Best New Erotica 2010, The Forward, and Lincoln Center's New Theater Review.