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Brian Hill (author)

Brian Hill (born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) is an actor, director and writer living in New York City. He is best known for writing the book for the Broadway musical The Story of My Life with composer/lyricist Neil Bartram. For his work on that show he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for outstanding book of a musical.[1] Among other pieces, he wrote the musical Somewhere in the World, which ran for five seasons at the Charlottetown Festival, and Not Wanted on the Voyage, a musical adaptation of Timothy Findley's novel of the same title about the Great Flood, both with collaborator Neil Bartram.[2]

He served as associate director of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Broadway. He has also served in this position for the Toronto and Broadway productions of Disney's The Lion King and all three major Canadian companies of Forever Plaid. He originated the role of Frankie, a role which garnered him a Dora Award for outstanding actor, in the original Canadian cast of Forever Plaid and has played Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and Joe in Sunset Boulevard. He also spent three seasons with the prestigious Shaw Festival.[2]

His adaptation (with composer/lyricist Neil Bartram) of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio was commissioned by Chicago Shakespeare Theater for its 25th anniversary season in 2011.[3]

He and writing partner Neil Bartram have written a musical adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Bartram and Hill's new musical called The Theory of Relativity was commissioned by Toronto's Sheridan College and is written specifically for college age students. It received its London UK premiere on May 1, 2014. http://relativemotion.co.uk

Bartram and Hill's musical Spin is part of the 2013 Signature Theatre season directed by Eric Schaeffer. http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-03-04/entertainment/37433970_1_signature-theatre-new-musicals-revivals

Brian Hill has been tapped to revise the book for Brigadoon for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190251-Kevin-Earley-Curt-Bouril-and-Jennie-Sophia-Will-Star-in-Goodmans-Brigadoon-Featuring-Refreshed-Libretto-by-Brian-Hill


References

  1. ^ "Drama Desk Nominees Announced; 9 to 5 Garners Record-Breaking 15 Noms". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Bartram & Hill". Bartramandhill.com. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  3. ^ [1], Chicago Shakespeare Theater Website - Pinocchio page.


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