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Jim Steinman

 
Date Of Birth:
November 01, 1947 (75)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
James Richard Steinman was born on November 1st, 1948 in New York, New York. While attending Amherst College, Steinman wrote and performed a musical called "The Dream Engine." Present in the audience at the performance was theater legend, Joseph Papp, who was so exited that he bought the rights to ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 01, 1947 (75)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
James Richard Steinman was born on November 1st, 1948 in New York, New York. While attending Amherst College, Steinman wrote and performed a musical called "The Dream Engine." Present in the audience at the performance was theater legend, Joseph Papp, who was so exited that he bought the rights to ... (read complete bio)

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[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 2002]
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Writing

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Jim Steinman Biography

James Richard Steinman was born on November 1st, 1948 in New York, New York. While attending Amherst College, Steinman wrote and performed a musical called "The Dream Engine." Present in the audience at the performance was theater legend, Joseph Papp, who was so exited that he bought the rights to it during intermission.

In 1975, Jim began touring with rock 'n roll singer Meat Loaf while working on a musical called "Neverland" in which he has characterized as a rock'n roll Peter Pan. Three of the songs from "Neverland" were to be included in a project with singer, Meat Loaf, called "Bat Out of Hell," a collection of 7 songs, in a style unlike anything else produced at that time. It was rock 'n roll, but with a Wagnerian and operatic twist to it. They eventually worked out a deal with Epic, with Todd Rundgren as a producer and "Bat Out of Hell" was released in 1977.

"Bat Out of Hell," with Meat Loaf, has become a milestone in rock music and is one of the best selling albums of all time, spending over 400 weeks in the British album charts. It has been officially declared the best selling disc of all time at well over 40 million, and the sequel, "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" topped the charts in 38 countries sixteen years later, in 1993.

In 1994, Jim was contacted by Andrew Lloyd Webber, to provide the lyrics to Lloyd Webber's score for the musical adaptation of the British movie, "Whistle down the Wind." The musical opened in Washington, D.C. in December, 1996 to mixed reviews, after which the team reworked the piece for opening in 1998 in London's West End.

Steinman is not only a formidable talent in the realms of musicals and rock 'n roll, but also versatile, winning a Grammy award as the producer for the 1996 Best Album of the Year, Celine Dion's "Falling Into You." He made one platinum album as a singer, "Bad For Good." His film credits include "Footloose," "Streets of Fire," "The Shadow," and "Mask of Zorro."

He is currently writing the music and lyrics for a new musical to be entitled "Batman," directed by film director Tim Burton. He is also executive producing and writing the songs and score for "Wuthering Heights California," a made for MTV movie.

Jim Steinman Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Jim Steinman, Footloose

Jim Steinman News

BAT OUT OF HELL National Tour is Coming to Australia in January 2023 Photo BAT OUT OF HELL National Tour is Coming to Australia in January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, will arrive in Australia in January 2023 playing Arena’s around the country.

Slow Burn Theatre Cuts Loose With FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Photo Slow Burn Theatre Cuts Loose With FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022

It's time to cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes with Footloose The Musical as Slow Burn Theatre Company's 2022/2023 season presented by American National Bank continues in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Saturday December17- Sunday, Jan. 1.

VĂ­deo: Antonio Banderas y Marta Ribera cantan 'Aquest eclipsi del cor' Photo VĂ­deo: Antonio Banderas y Marta Ribera cantan 'Aquest eclipsi del cor'
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Nov 21, 2022

El pasado 7 de noviembre la cadena autonómica catalana TV3 presentó una particular versión en catalán de Total eclipse of the heart (Aquest eclipsi del cor) interpretada por Antonio Banderas y Marta Ribera acompañados por la Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu y dirigidos por el maestro Josep Pons.

Listen: BAT OUT OF HELL Star Alizé Cruz Talks Audition Process & Playing Raven on BR Photo Listen: BAT OUT OF HELL Star Alizé Cruz Talks Audition Process & Playing Raven on BREAKING THE CURTAIN
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022

Following an interview last month with Travis Cormier who plays Strat; the leader of the Lost in Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell The Musical in Las Vegas, Breaking the Curtain is back with another interview, joined by Alizé Cruz. Alizé plays the role of Raven Falco; the daughter of Falco who catches the eye of Strat.

BAT OUT OF HELL â€" THE MUSICAL International Tour is Headed to  Auckland, DĂĽsseldor Photo BAT OUT OF HELL â€" THE MUSICAL International Tour is Headed to Auckland, DĂĽsseldorf, and More in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2022

New and returning cast members have been announced for the International tour of Bat Out Of Hell. Learn more about where the musical is headed next!

Listen: BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL Star Travis Cormier Talks Audition Process & More Photo Listen: BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL Star Travis Cormier Talks Audition Process & More On BREAKING THE CURTAIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL star Travis Cormier discusses his audition process, starring as Strat and more on BREAKING THE CURTAIN podcast. Listen here!

Feature: Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's Greatest Hits Opens as Rock Opera BAT OUT OF HE Photo Feature: Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's Greatest Hits Opens as Rock Opera BAT OUT OF HELL - The Musical at Paris Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - Oct 10, 2022

Bat Out of Hell - The Musical, the award-winning hit production features the music, lyrics, and book by Jim Steinman, based on the Bat Out of Hell albums immortalized by Meat Loaf. The rock musical debuted in the Paris Theatre at Paris Las Vegas with performances from Tuesday to Sunday.

Photos & Video: Go Inside Opening Night of BAT OUT OF HELL â€" THE MUSICAL at Paris L Photo Photos & Video: Go Inside Opening Night of BAT OUT OF HELL â€" THE MUSICAL at Paris Las Vegas
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2022

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical celebrated its highly anticipated official opening in its brand-new, immersive theatre at Paris Las Vegas on Oct. 7, 2022. The sold-out audience filled with VIPs, rock fans and musical theatre enthusiasts alike were treated to an electrifying performance. See photos from opening night here!

Video/Photos: BAT OUT OF HELL Lands In Las Vegas At Paris Hotel & Casino! Photo Video/Photos: BAT OUT OF HELL Lands In Las Vegas At Paris Hotel & Casino!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2022

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical is gearing up to make its highly anticipated debut tomorrow evening and final preparations are underway ahead of welcoming its first audience. See photos and video from the production!

Concord Theatricals Launches Nationwide FOOTLOOSE Licensing Competition for Schools i Photo Concord Theatricals Launches Nationwide FOOTLOOSE Licensing Competition for Schools in Low-Income Communities
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Concord Theatricals is launching Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes: The Footloose Competition, which will award ten schools in low-income communities with a complimentary license package to perform Footloose in honor of the stage musical’s upcoming 25th Broadway anniversary.

Jim Steinman Videos

Photos & Video: Go Inside Opening Night of BAT OUT OF HELL â€" THE MUSICAL at Paris L Videoplay
Photos & Video: Go Inside Opening Night of BAT OUT OF HELL â€" THE MUSICAL at Paris Las Vegas

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2022

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical celebrated its highly anticipated official opening in its brand-new, immersive theatre at Paris Las Vegas on Oct. 7, 2022. The sold-out audience filled with VIPs, rock fans and musical theatre enthusiasts alike were treated to an electrifying performance. See photos from opening night here!

Video/Photos: BAT OUT OF HELL Lands In Las Vegas At Paris Hotel & Casino! Videoplay
Video/Photos: BAT OUT OF HELL Lands In Las Vegas At Paris Hotel & Casino!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2022

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical is gearing up to make its highly anticipated debut tomorrow evening and final preparations are underway ahead of welcoming its first audience. See photos and video from the production!

Video: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman's WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Returns at The Wa Videoplay
Video: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman's WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Returns at The Watermill Theatre

by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022

Check out new video from inside rehearsals for WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND – the first major UK revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman’s 1996 rock musical since 2010 – which will play at The Watermill from Friday 22 July until Saturday 10 September.

VIDEO: The UK Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL Performs 'I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Videoplay
VIDEO: The UK Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL Performs 'I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022

The UK Cast of the upcoming West End production of Bat Out of Hell- The Musical has shared an inside look of their production with a performance of 'I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That).'

VIDEO: Lena Hall Hosts a Q&A For BroadwaySF's Instagram Videoplay
VIDEO: Lena Hall Hosts a Q&A For BroadwaySF's Instagram

by Stage Tube - May 1, 2020

Lena Hall hosted a Q&A on Instagram Live for BroadwaySF's Instagram account on April 17!

VIDEO: BAT OUT OF HELL Cast Virtually Performs 'Out Of The Frying Pan' Videoplay
VIDEO: BAT OUT OF HELL Cast Virtually Performs 'Out Of The Frying Pan'

by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2020

The cast and members of the creative team of the West End's Bat out of Hell have come together to create a cover of Out Of The Frying Pan, bringing music to us all while we remain at home. 

Living Room Concerts: BAT OUT OF HELL's Christina Bennington Sings 'It's All Coming B Videoplay
Living Room Concerts: BAT OUT OF HELL's Christina Bennington Sings 'It's All Coming Back To Me Now'

by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 2, 2020

We kicked off our UK Living Room Concerts series with the fabulous Lauren Drew singing 'World Burn' from the Mean Girls musical - check it out here! Next up is Christina Bennington, who brings us a bat-tastic performance from her home to yours. Watch the video below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Danielle Steers Perform The Title Track From Her Debut Album! Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Danielle Steers Perform The Title Track From Her Debut Album!

by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Feb 16, 2020

SIX and BAT OUT OF HELL star Danielle Steers has announced the release of her debut album - and BroadwayWorld has an exclusive sneak peek of Steers performing a song from it in the video below!

#TBT: Lena Hall Celebrates Opening Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Videoplay
#TBT: Lena Hall Celebrates Opening Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2020

Ladies and gentleman, whether you like it or not, Hedwig! We're celebrating the birthday of Tony Award winner Lena Hall by looking back at her opening night of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Broadway's Belasco Theatre! Check out the video to see Lena alongside Neil Patrick Harris, composer Stephen Trask, book writer John Cameron Mitchell, and more celebrating Hedwig's arrival on Broadway!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center Perform 'Holding Out For a H Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center Perform 'Holding Out For a Hero'

by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage presents Footloose, the explosive Broadway musical set to the rockin' rhythm of the film's Oscar® and Grammy®-nominated Top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new Tony®-nominated songs for the stage musical. Get a first look at the cast performing 'Holding Out For a Hero'


Jim Steinman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jim Steinman written?
Jim Steinman has written 6 shows including Neverland (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), More Than You Deserve (Composer), Whistle Down The Wind (Lyricist), Footloose (Composer/Lyricist), Dance of the Vampires (Composer/Lyricist), Bat Out of Hell (Composer, Lyricist, & Bookwriter).

What awards has Jim Steinman been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Footloose .