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Glen Hansard

 
Bio:
Film: The Commitments, Once. Albums: Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award¬ģ, Best Original Song, ‚ÄúFalling Slowly‚ÄĚ), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List: Live in Dublin, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo, Another Love Song. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Film: The Commitments, Once. Albums: Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award¬ģ, Best Original Song, ‚ÄúFalling Slowly‚ÄĚ), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List: Live in Dublin, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo, Another Love Song. (read complete bio)

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[West End, 2013]
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Glen Hansard Biography

Film: The Commitments, Once. Albums: Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award¬ģ, Best Original Song, ‚ÄúFalling Slowly‚ÄĚ), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List: Live in Dublin, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo, Another Love Song.

Glen Hansard Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Music
Glen Hansard, Once
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Best Musical Gold Star
Glen Hansard , Once

Glen Hansard News

MEHTA CONDUCTS MAHLER 3 at Disney Concert Hall & More Lead Los Angeles' February Thea Photo MEHTA CONDUCTS MAHLER 3 at Disney Concert Hall & More Lead Los Angeles' February Theater Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Jan 25, 2023

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out this month's offerings, sponsored by the Los Angeles Philharmonic!

Graham Nash, Bruce Hornsby, Natalie Merchant, and More Added To THE MUSIC OF PAUL MCC Photo Graham Nash, Bruce Hornsby, Natalie Merchant, and More Added To THE MUSIC OF PAUL MCCARTNEY at Carnegie Hall
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2023

The 18th annual Music Of fundraising performance, The Music Of Paul McCartney, proudly welcomes to the already star-studded roster Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash (The Hollies, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), multi-Grammy Award-winning pop-rock artist Bruce Hornsby, alt-rock icon Natalie Merchant (solo and 10,000 Maniacs), Sammy Rae, the extraordinary front woman of  Sammy Rae & the Friends and indie-folk rocker Jonathan Russell of The Head and the Heart.

Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard to Bring Reunion Tour to Boch Center Wang Theatre  Photo Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard to Bring Reunion Tour to Boch Center Wang Theatre in August
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 20, 2023

Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard will - once again - be reuniting in celebration of the 15th (and counting) anniversary of their film Once. The duo reconvened for the first time in ten years last March 2022 for a limited number of sold-out shows. The pair will be performing at the Boch Center Wang Theatre on August 11, 2023. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 20 at BochCenter.org.

Disney+ to Premiere 'BONO & THE EDGE: A SORT OF HOMECOMING, WITH DAVE LETTERMAN Docu- Photo Disney+ to Premiere 'BONO & THE EDGE: A SORT OF HOMECOMING, WITH DAVE LETTERMAN Docu-Special
by Michael Major - Jan 13, 2023

Disney+ greenlights feature-length music docu-special ‚ÄúBono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman,‚ÄĚ in which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville captures Dave Letterman on his first visit to Dublin to hang out with Bono and The Edge in their hometown, experience Dublin, and join the two U2 musicians for a concert.

Talia Ryder to Lead HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF at New York Theatre Workshop; Full Cast &  Photo Talia Ryder to Lead HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF at New York Theatre Workshop; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the full cast and creative team for How to Defend Yourself by Liliana Padilla. See performance dates, how to purchase tickets, and more!

Ingrid Michaelson, Lyle Lovett, Allison Russell & More to Perform at THE MUSIC OF PAU Photo Ingrid Michaelson, Lyle Lovett, Allison Russell & More to Perform at THE MUSIC OF PAUL MCCARTNEY at Carnegie Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2022

The 18nd Annual Music Of fundraising performance, produced by Michael Dorf Presents, will spotlight the work of Paul McCartney and take place March 15, 2023 at one of the world’s most venerated venues, Carnegie Hall.

Boston University School Of Theatre Presents ONCE At The Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Photo Boston University School Of Theatre Presents ONCE At The Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2022

Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) School of Theatre has announced its upcoming production at BU's state-of-the-art Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, Once, running from December 7-10, 2022.

Full Casting Announced For ONCE - IN CONCERT Starring Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie  Photo Full Casting Announced For ONCE - IN CONCERT Starring Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022

The full cast has been announced for ONCE ‚Äď IN CONCERT at the London Palladium on Sunday 12 March (at 3pm and 7pm). ONCE - IN CONCERT, which went on sale on 23 September before adding a second performance due to public demand, has only a limited number of tickets still available.

Kareem Fahmy, Shariffa Ali and More to be Featured in Hermitage Artist Retreat Januar Photo Kareem Fahmy, Shariffa Ali and More to be Featured in Hermitage Artist Retreat January 2023 Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has announced the first several programs for the new calendar year. These events will be presented on the Hermitage’s historic beachfront campus on Manasota Key and throughout Sarasota County.

Taibi Magar to Direct THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL at New York Theatre Workshop Photo Taibi Magar to Direct THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL at New York Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop has announced that Obie Award winner and NYTW Usual Suspect Taibi Magar (Help) will direct the previously announced production of The Half-God of Rainfall by Hay Festival Medal for Poetry winner Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles), part of NYTW’s 2022/23 season.

Glen Hansard Videos

Walter Martin Announces New Album Dedicated to Stewart Lupton Videoplay
Walter Martin Announces New Album Dedicated to Stewart Lupton

by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 8, 2019

Renowned songwriter and Walkmen co-founder Walter Martinannounced today his new album The World At Night will release on January 31st via Ile Flottante Music. Produced by multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman (The National, Hiss Golden Messenger, The War On Drugs), the album is Martin's most richly orchestrated and grandly cinematic collection to date, as well as his most poignant. Dedicated to his dear friend and late Jonathan Fire*Eater bandmate Stewart Lupton, it balances soul-baring intimacy with sophisticated arrangements as they walk a delicate tightrope between despair and hope, faith and doubt, security and uncertainty.

VIDEO: Watch the Music Video For 'Falling Slowly' From ONCE Ahead of the UK Tour Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Music Video For 'Falling Slowly' From ONCE Ahead of the UK Tour

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2019

A new recording is released today of the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly, introducing Daniel Healy as Guy and Emma Lucia as Girl. They will lead the cast of the first UK Tour of Once, launching in January 2020 following a run at Fairfield Halls, Croydon from Thursday 19 December to Saturday 11 January.

Glen Hansard Begins US Tour Next Week and Shares New Live Video Videoplay
Glen Hansard Begins US Tour Next Week and Shares New Live Video

by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 28, 2019

Glen Hansard¬†returns to the U.S. next week in support of his new record,¬†This Wild Willing¬†and has shared a new live performance video for the song, ‚ÄúLeave a Light‚ÄĚ.¬†¬†This Wild Wiling¬†garnered the best reviews of his 20+ year career with¬†VICE¬†calling it a ‚Äúreinvention‚ÄĚ,¬†MOJO¬†deeming it ‚Äúan immersive, deeply satisfying work‚ÄĚ and¬†NPR¬†Musicsaying,¬†‚ÄúThese songs feel rawer, broader, more sweeping and emotional and expansive‚ÄĚ.¬†

The Good Ones Announce New Album RWANDA, YOU SHOULD BE LOVED Videoplay
The Good Ones Announce New Album RWANDA, YOU SHOULD BE LOVED

by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 27, 2019

For The Good Ones' new album, Rwanda, You Should Be Loved, bandleader Adrien Kazigira originally composed over forty songs. Most were meditations on his now thirteen-year-old daughter, Marie-Claire, and the life-threatening tumor that has afflicted her left eye. The recording was done live without overdubs on Adrien's farm and was imbued with the passing of producer Ian Brennan's mother during the days that they were there together as well as a former founding band member recently having succumbed to his own demons.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Sydney Premiere of ONCE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Sydney Premiere of ONCE

by Stage Tube - May 28, 2019

Darlinghurst Theatre Company's production of ONCE will play at Sydney's Eternity Playhouse from 26 June - 21 July, starring Toby Francis (Kinky Boots), Stefanie Caccamo (Beautiful) and Cameron Daddo (The Sound of Music).

VIDEO: On This Day, March 18- ONCE Makes Beautiful Music On Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, March 18- ONCE Makes Beautiful Music On Broadway

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2019

On this day in 2012, the musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning love story, Once, opened on Broadway!

VIDEO: Get A First Look at Olney's ONCE Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look at Olney's ONCE

by Alan Henry - Feb 19, 2019

ONCE opened at the Olney Theatre in Baltimore on February 6th and is running through March 10, 2019.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Ivoryton Playhouse's ONCE Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Ivoryton Playhouse's ONCE

by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2018

On September 19th, the Broadway smash hit ONCE, opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse. On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician about to give up on his dreams and a beautiful young Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by the most beautiful, emotionally charged music.

VIDEO: First Look at ONCE in Rehearsals at Theatre Latte Da Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at ONCE in Rehearsals at Theatre Latte Da

by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2018

Rehearsals for Theater Latte Da's Once are underway. Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once features a book by Enda Walsh with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Theater Latte Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein directs the production with Music Director Jason Hansen and choreography by Kelli Foster Warder. Performances begin September 12 at the Ritz Theater (345 13th Avenue NE in Minneapolis). Single tickets and season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at latteda.org or by calling 612-339-3003.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paramount Theatre's ONCE Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paramount Theatre's ONCE

by Alan Henry - May 7, 2018

Aurora's Paramount Theatre - Chicago's most decorated theater at the 2017 Jeff Awards with the third largest subscriber base in the nation - is excited to present the first Chicago-area regional staging of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once to close its 2017-18 Broadway Series. Get a first look at the production in the video below!


Glen Hansard Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Glen Hansard written?
Glen Hansard has written 1 shows including Once (Composer).

What awards has Glen Hansard been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Once and Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Once .

What awards has Glen Hansard won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Once.