Nathan Tysen

Nathan Tysen

Nathan is a Broadway lyricist (and occasional bookwriter) whose work includes the new digital musical A Killer Party. Broadway and West End credits include Tuck Everlasting (music by Chris Miller) and the Olivier-nominated AMÉLIE (music and co-lyrics by Dan Messé). Other work with Miller includes lyrics for The Burnt Part Boys and Fugitive Songs. They were recently commissioned to write a show specifically for high school performers, and that musical Dreamland (or a Musical Riff on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Set During The Declassification of Area 51) debuted at the International Thespian Society (Cast albums, sheet music, and licensing available for all shows listed above). An accomplished writer and performer of children’s music, he and Miller have penned tunes for Sesame Street (2012 Daytime Emmy Award) Elmo's World, The Electric Company, as well as written two circuses for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey. He is currently working with Chris Miller on Revival, an adaptation of Willa Cather's short story Eric Hermannson's Soul for Playwrights Horizons and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

In 2014 he won both the Edward Kleban prize for most promising lyricist and the Fred Ebb award for excellence in musical theatre songwriting. His shows have been nominated for Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel awards. He is the recipient of awards and grants from Jonathan Larson, Richard Rodgers, Daryl Roth, Kitty Carlisle Hart, ASCAP, and the NEA. Nathan has worked for over a decade writing and directing for the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, helping to create over a dozen new musicals with young adults. He is a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatist Guild. MFA: NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, BFA: Missouri State Univ. Husband to writer Kait Kerrigan, father to Lucy.

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