Warren Leight is the show runner and executive producer of the NBC drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Formerly, he has been the show runner and executive producer of HBO's Emmy-nominated "In Treatment" (Peabody Award, Humanitas nomination), the FX drama "Lights Out," and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent."
Leight is the co-author of the book on which the musical "Leap of Faith" is based, which opens on Broadway this April. Leight's play "Side Man" won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play, and was a 1999 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Other plays include "No Foreigners Beyond This Point" (Drama Desk nomination), "Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine" (ATCA nomination), and the book to the musical "Mayor" (Drama Desk nomination).
Leight is the former president of The Writer's Guild of America East, and is a current member of the Dramatists' Guild councils.
Leight was raised in New York City. He lives with his wife and daughters in New York.