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Brian Yorkey

 

Stage Credits

  [New York]
Reading, 2000
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2014]
Book
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Book and Lyrics

Writing

Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Co-bookwriter
Composer & Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter

Photos

Tom Kitt, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, x, x, Heidi Blickenstaff, Thomas Schumacher, Brian Yorkey Photo

Tom Kitt, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, x, x, Heidi Blickenstaff, Thomas Schumacher, Brian Yorkey

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Date:
07/30/2018
Jeannette Bayardelle, Alet Taylor and Heidi Blickenstaff  Photo

Jeannette Bayardelle, Alet Taylor and Heidi Blickenstaff

From: 
Date:
02/02/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [New York]
Reading, 2000
Performer

Productions

[Broadway, 2014]
Book

[Broadway, 2014]
Book and Lyrics

Writing
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Co-bookwriter
Composer & Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter

Brian Yorkey Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Brian Yorkey, If/Then
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Book of a Musical
Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal

Brian Yorkey News

Original Cast Recording Of Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey & Kwame Kwei-Armah's THE VISITOR Re Photo Original Cast Recording Of Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey & Kwame Kwei-Armah's THE VISITOR Released Today
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Today Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals released the original cast recording of The Visitor on streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2022 Woodward Internship Class Photo Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2022 Woodward Internship Class
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2022 Joanne Woodward Internship class of seven theater career aspirants who will enhance their professional skills and gain on-the-job experience working directly with Playhouse senior staff from June through mid-August.

Exclusive: Watch Performances from Alice Ripley Led Immersive NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain Photo Exclusive: Watch Performances from Alice Ripley Led Immersive NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 22, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new immersive production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next To Normal in Barcelona.

VIDEO: NEXT TO NORMAL IMMERSIVE se presenta en Barcelona Photo VIDEO: NEXT TO NORMAL IMMERSIVE se presenta en Barcelona
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 22, 2022

La producción protagonizada por Alice Ripley, ganadora del Tony por este mismo musical, se estrena este verano en el Festival Grec.

Photos: First look at New Albany Community Playhouse's NEXT TO NORMAL Photo Photos: First look at New Albany Community Playhouse's NEXT TO NORMAL
by Jerri Shafer - Jun 16, 2022

Next to Normal is a 2008 American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. The story centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. Performances are June 17th thru the 25th, 2022 at the McCoy Center, 100 E. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.newalbanycommunityplayhouse.org/nexttonormal

Photos & Video: First Look at Alice Ripley and Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain Photo Photos & Video: First Look at Alice Ripley and Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain
by BWW Staff - Jun 10, 2022

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next To Normal has been adapted in a new, live immersive musical theater format, and will receive its worldwide premiere at the Festival Grec de Barcelona this July. Get a first look at photos!

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2022-2023 Season Featurin Photo The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Two World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

This season’s Theater Up Close series returns with five extraordinary productions, including two world premieres by Miami playwrights Michael McKeever and Vanessa Garcia, one Florida premiere and the regional premiere of Heidi Schreck’s Pulitzer and Tony Award nominated hit Broadway play What the Constitution Means to Me. 

Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwrig Photo Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,

Second Stage Theater to Host Fair Chance Job Fair Photo Second Stage Theater to Host Fair Chance Job Fair
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022

On Monday, June 6th, Second Stage Theater will host the Fair Chance Job Fair. Fair Chance Hiring means that employers refrain from including questions about conviction history in the application process before a job offer is made. 

Bringing Back Broadway: Situation's Stephanie Sciandra Smith on Leading Creative and  Photo Bringing Back Broadway: Situation's Stephanie Sciandra Smith on Leading Creative and Content
by Robert Diamond - May 31, 2022

Today, we talk to Senior Creative Group Director Stephanie Sciandra Smith who leads the agency's creative and content, helping to connect Broadway shows with their global fan bases for success on both Broadway and beyond. 

Brian Yorkey Videos

Exclusive: Watch Performances from Alice Ripley Led Immersive NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain VideoExclusive: Watch Performances from Alice Ripley Led Immersive NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 22, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new immersive production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next To Normal in Barcelona.

Photos & Video: First Look at Alice Ripley and Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain VideoPhotos & Video: First Look at Alice Ripley and Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain
by BWW Staff - Jun 10, 2022

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next To Normal has been adapted in a new, live immersive musical theater format, and will receive its worldwide premiere at the Festival Grec de Barcelona this July. Get a first look at photos!

VIDEO: Orlando REP Presents Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Orlando REP Presents Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

The Orlando REP season concludes with an all-new musical, Disney's Freaky Friday The Musical (One-Act Edition)(April 1- May 8, 2022).

Broadway Rewind: Idina Menzel Returns to Broadway with IF/THEN VideoBroadway Rewind: Idina Menzel Returns to Broadway with IF/THEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014, when If/Then was getting ready to return to Broadway. By the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal (Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey and Michael Greif) and starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, the musical opened March 30 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it played for 401 performances.

VIDEO: Quentin Garzón, Kay Trinidad and Sam Primack Sing 'You Don't Know/I Am the On VideoVIDEO: Quentin Garzón, Kay Trinidad and Sam Primack Sing 'You Don't Know/I Am the One'
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2020

Quentin Garzón, Kay Trinidad (Hadestown, The Little Mermaid) and Sam Primack (Dear Evan Hansen) have come together virtually to perform You Don't Know/I Am the One'.

VIDEO: Watch David Hyde Pierce and Ari'el Stachel in the New Music Video For 'Heart I VideoVIDEO: Watch David Hyde Pierce and Ari'el Stachel in the New Music Video For 'Heart In Your Hands' from THE VISITOR
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

The world premiere musical THE VISITOR was originally scheduled to open at The Public Theater tonight, April 15. In honor of Opening Night, The Public has just released a music video of David Hyde Pierce (Walter), Ari'el Stachel (Tarek), and the cast of THE VISITOR performing the song 'Heart In Your Hands.'

Broadway Rewind: It's Just Another Day on Opening Night of NEXT TO NORMAL Off-Broadwa VideoBroadway Rewind: It's Just Another Day on Opening Night of NEXT TO NORMAL Off-Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2020

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge said of this 2008 episode of Broadway Rewind, 'I loved looking back at the musical Next to Normal and realizing the impact it has had on the musical theatre genre. We start off high a top Rockefeller Center to the Rainbow Room for The Drama League's Gala where they honored beloved producer Roger Berlind. It featured many of the stars and shows that he produced over his illustrious career.  Look for David Hyde Pierce, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Donna Murphy, Karen Ziemba and Debra Monk.' 

VIDEO: Check Out Extended Highlights Of Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon & More VideoVIDEO: Check Out Extended Highlights Of Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon & More In NEXT TO NORMAL
by Alan Henry - Feb 28, 2020

BroadwayWorld has an extended look at the recent Kennedy Center production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan.

BWW TV: Look Back At IF/THEN's Opening Night To Celebrate James Snyder's Birthday! VideoBWW TV: Look Back At IF/THEN's Opening Night To Celebrate James Snyder's Birthday!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2020

Today, February 7th, marks the birthday of Broadway's current Harry Potter himself, James Snyder! To celebrate the special occasion, we're looking back at his opening night of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's original musical If/Then, alongside Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, Jenn Colella, and more! Check out the video to get a peek at the cast celebrating the special night!

VIDEO: Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Khamary Rose Perform 'I Am The One VideoVIDEO: Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Khamary Rose Perform 'I Am The One' in Kennedy Center's NEXT TO NORMAL
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2020

Next to Normal is now playing at the Kennedy Center, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan. Get a first look at the production with a clip of the cast singing I Am The One in the video!


Brian Yorkey Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Brian Yorkey written?
Brian Yorkey has written 5 shows including next to normal (Lyricist), If/Then (Lyricist), The Last Ship (Co-bookwriter), Magic Mike (Composer & Lyricist), The Visitor (Lyricist).

What awards has Brian Yorkey been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for If/Then Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal .

What awards has Brian Yorkey won?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal.