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Lee Hall

 
Bio:
Lee Hall was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1966 and studied English Literature at Cambridge University. He has worked as a writer in theatre, TV, radio and film. He has been writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne.Theatre: Wittgenstein on Tyne, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Lee Hall was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1966 and studied English Literature at Cambridge University. He has worked as a writer in theatre, TV, radio and film. He has been writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne.Theatre: Wittgenstein on Tyne, ... (read complete bio)

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Lee Hall Biography

Lee Hall was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1966 and studied English Literature at Cambridge University. He has worked as a writer in theatre, TV, radio and film. He has been writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne.Theatre: Wittgenstein on Tyne, Live Theatre 1996; Bollocks, RSC Fringe, 1998; Genie, Paines Plough, 1998; Cooking With Elvis, Live Theatre/West End 1999 ‚Äď nominated for an Oliver Award for Best Comedy; Spoonface Steinberg, Ambassadors Theatre, London 2000; Two‚Äôs Company, Live Theatre/Bristol Old Vic, 2001; Billy Elliot the Musical, 2004 ‚Äď Oliver Award Best Musical; Pitmen Painters, Live Theatre, Newcastle/Royal National Theatre/ National tour/Broadway, 2007‚Äď2010.

Theatre adaptations: Leonce and Lena (Buchner), The Gate Theatre, 1997; Mr Puntila and his man Matti (Brecht) Almedia Theatre, 1998, A Servant to Two Masters (Goldoni) RSC/ Young Vic 1999; The Adventures of Pinocchio (Collodi), Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 2000; Mother Courage (Brecht), Shared Experience/Ambassadors Theatre; The Good Hope (Heijermans) Royal National Theatre, 2001; The Barber of Seville (Beaumarchais), Bristol Old Vic, 2003.

Opera: Adaptation of Il Pagliacci/The Comedians for the English National Opera, 2008.

TV : Spoonface Steinberg 1997, BBC; A Prince of Hearts 1998, BBC; Wind in the Willows 2007 BBC.

Radio: (all BBC): I Luv You Jimmy Spud 1996 ‚Äď Writers Guild Award Best New Play/Gold Sony Award Best new play/Alfred Bradley Award/Society of Authors Award; Spoonface Steinberg 1997; I Love You, Ragie Patel 1997; The Sorrows of Sandra Saint 1997; Blood Sugar 1997; Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (from Vargas Llosa) 1998; Gristle 1999; Child of the Snow 2000; Child of the Rain 2000.

Film: Billy Elliot, Working Title Films, 2000. His screen play for War Horse directed by Stephen Speilberg is due out in 2011.

Currently working with Roger Waters on a theatrical adaptation of Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

Lee Hall Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2009 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Lee Hall, Billy Elliot
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Best Musical Gold Star
Lee Hall, Billy Elliot
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best New Play
Lee Hall, The Pitmen Painters
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Lee Hall, Billy Elliot, The Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Lee Hall, Billy Elliot, The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Lee Hall, Billy Elliot
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2008 - Best Play Gold Star
Lee HallThe Pitmen Painters
 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best New Comedy
Lee HallCooking With Elvis

Lee Hall News

Show of the Week: Save up to 33% on GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Photo Show of the Week: Save up to 33% on GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 31, 2022

Tickets from just £29 for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Winners Announced for UK Theatre Awards 2022 Photo Winners Announced for UK Theatre Awards 2022
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 23, 2022

The 2022 UK Theatre Awards winners have been revealed in a lunchtime ceremony at London's Guildhall. The biggest winner of the day was Leeds Playhouse, who won three awards including UK's Most Welcoming Theatre, Best Design for Laura Hopkins & Simon Wainwright for Dracula: The Untold Story and Best Performance in a Musical for Divina de Campo for Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

UH School of Theatre & Dance Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring 10 Productions Photo UH School of Theatre & Dance Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring 10 Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

The School of Theatre & Dance at the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston has announced its 2022-23 season. Featuring 10 productions, the season promises to be one of the school's most ambitious in recent memory.

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Lineup For Its 49th Winter Season Photo Florida Studio Theatre Announces Lineup For Its 49th Winter Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022

Florida Studio Theatre has announced the lineup for its 49th Winter Season, featuring a four-show Mainstage Series and a three-show Cabaret Series.

NETWORK Comes To The Citadel Theatre, September 17 ‚Ä" October 9 Photo NETWORK Comes To The Citadel Theatre, September 17 ‚Ä" October 9
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2022

Rehearsals are underway at the Citadel for Network, based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.

Review: THE PITMEN PAINTERS at ARTS Theatre Photo Review: THE PITMEN PAINTERS at ARTS Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Aug 19, 2022

It all began with a WEA art appreciation course.


by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 17, 2022

Writers' Guild Of Great Britain (WGGB) Announces New Play Commission Scheme Photo Writers' Guild Of Great Britain (WGGB) Announces New Play Commission Scheme
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022

Eighteen new plays for the inaugural New Play Commission Scheme (NPCS) have been announced by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) in partnership with HighTide theatre company, UK Theatre and the Independent Theatre Council.

Photos: Get a First Look at Sally Ann Triplett & More in BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at  Photo Photos: Get a First Look at Sally Ann Triplett & More in BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at Leicester's Curve Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

The first new UK production of Billy Elliot the Musical is now open at Leicester‚Äôs Curve theatre. Directed by Nikolai Foster (A Chorus Line, Sunset Boulevard ‚Äď At Home, West Side Story), the Made at Curve musical is now running until Saturday 20 August. Get a first look at photos here!

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For BILLY ELLIOT at Curve Photo VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For BILLY ELLIOT at Curve
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming Made at Curve production of Billy Elliot the Musical. Check out all new rehearsal footage here!

Lee Hall Videos

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For BILLY ELLIOT at Curve Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For BILLY ELLIOT at Curve

by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming Made at Curve production of Billy Elliot the Musical. Check out all new rehearsal footage here!

Broadway Rewind: BILLY ELLIOT Pirouettes to Broadway in 2008! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: BILLY ELLIOT Pirouettes to Broadway in 2008!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2020

Billy Elliot made a huge splash in London in 2005 before it crossed the Atlantic. The Broadway production opened at the Imperial Theatre on November 13, 2008, where it remained for over three years and 1312 performances. The show made Tony winners of its three pint-sized leading men (David √Ālvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish) and picked up nine other Tonys that season. The production also notabley starred Haydn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara and a young, future Tony-winner, Santino Fontana.

VIDEO: James Corden and Rebel Wilson Present at the Oscars While Dressed as Cats Videoplay
VIDEO: James Corden and Rebel Wilson Present at the Oscars While Dressed as Cats

by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2020

During the 2020 Oscars, James Corden and Rebel Wilson, both stars of the recent CATS, come out on stage to talk about the importance of Visual Effects. The two actors poked fun at the film adaptation, while dressed in cat suits!

VIDEO: See the Cast of CATS Remix 'Memory' on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON Videoplay
VIDEO: See the Cast of CATS Remix 'Memory' on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON

by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

The cast of Cats, including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, James Corden and Francesca Hayward, join Jimmy and The Roots to perform a remix of 'Memory' with instruments they found in an alley.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says Working with Stars of CATS was 'Surreal' Videoplay
VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says Working with Stars of CATS was 'Surreal'

by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson stopped by TODAY on Monday morning to talk about being one of the stars in the highly-anticipated Cats film, in theaters this Friday! 

VIDEO: CATS Star Francesca Hayward Used to Pretend to be Victoria as a Child Videoplay
VIDEO: CATS Star Francesca Hayward Used to Pretend to be Victoria as a Child

by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019

Francesca Hayward was a guest on Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about starring in the highly-anticipated Cats movie. During the interview, Hayward talks being a Principal Dancer for the Royal Ballet, being in the movie Cats, the most surreal day of her life with Taylor Swift, and having a cat behavioral coach.

VIDEO: Josh Groban Lends His Voice to a CATS Parody on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Josh Groban Lends His Voice to a CATS Parody on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN

by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2019

On today's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Kelly and Ryan share their take on 'Cats' with new trailers shown by WABC's entertainment reporter Randy Kenyon (Sandy Keyon's twin brother). The trailers feature Josh Groban, who lends his voice for a special surprise.  

VIDEO: Jason Derulo Shares a Clip from the CATS Film Videoplay
VIDEO: Jason Derulo Shares a Clip from the CATS Film

by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2019

Jason Derulo shared a clip from the upcoming 'Cats' movie while showing off his gym and his fridge for Men's Health. Watch the video below!

Video: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT Videoplay
Video: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT

by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2019

Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].

VIDEO: Watch a New Behind-The-Scenes Look at the CATS Movie, Featuring Taylor Swift,  Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New Behind-The-Scenes Look at the CATS Movie, Featuring Taylor Swift, James Corden, Idris Elba, & More!

by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2019

Universal Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes clip from the upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats,' featuring rehearsal footage and interviews with the star-studded cast. Watch it below! 


Lee Hall Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lee Hall written?
Lee Hall has written 4 shows including Billy Elliot (Bookwriter), The Pitmen Painters (Playwright), Shakespeare in Love (Adapted for the Stage), Cats (Screenwriter).

What awards has Lee Hall been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Billy Elliot , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Billy Elliot , Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for The Pitmen Painters , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Billy Elliot Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for The Pitmen Painters and Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Cooking With Elvis .

What awards has Lee Hall won?
Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Billy Elliot, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Billy Elliot, Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Billy Elliotand Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for The Pitmen Painters.