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Tim Rice

Birth Place: USA

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Sir Tim Rice is an author and Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award, Tony Award, and Grammy Award-winning lyricist. He is best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Evita; with Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA, with whom he wrote Chess; for additional songs for the 2011 West End revival of The Wizard of Oz; and for his work with Alan Menken on Disney's Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and the musical King David. He also worked with Elton John on Disney's The Lion King, the musical Aida, and DreamWorks Animation's The Road to El Dorado and Ennio Morricone.


One of the most celebrated lyricists in British popular culture, Rice was knighted by Elizabeth II for services to music in 1994. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is an inductee into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, is a Disney Legend recipient, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. The 2016 Sunday Times Rich List values Rice at £150m; the 15th-richest music millionaire in the UK. He is one of fifteen artists to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.

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Tim Rice STAGE CREDITS

[Regional (UK)]
World Premiere, 2005
Auctioneer

Tim Rice Productions

 
[West End, 2023]
ADDITIONAL LYRICS
 
[West End, 2018]
Book Writer
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2015]
Lyrics
 
[West End, 2007] [Replacement]
Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[London Fringe, 2005]
Book Revisions
 
[Regional (UK), 2005]
Book Revisions
 
[US Tour, 2002]
Lyricist

Writing

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Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
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Bookwriter
Lyricist
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Tim Rice Movies

Jesus Christ Superstar
[ 1973 ] lyricist
Straight Talk
[ 1992 ] songs
Aladdin
[ 1992 ] songs
The Lion King
[ 1994 ] songs
Evita
[ 1996 ] lyricist
Thomas and the Magic Railroad
[ 2000 ] lyrics
The Road to El Dorado
[ 2000 ] lyrics by
Beauty and the Beast
[ 2017 ] songs
Aladdin: Live from the West End
[ 2022 ] Lyrics by

Tim Rice Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lyrics

Tim Rice, Aladdin

Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Tim Rice, Aladdin


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Olivier Awards - 2012 - Special Award

Sir Tim Rice

Olivier Awards - 2000 - Radisson Edwardian Award for Best New Musical

Tim Rice, The Lion King


winner
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Tim Rice, Aida


winner
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Musical

Tim Rice, The Lion King

Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Tim Rice, The Lion King

Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Lyrics

Tim Rice, Beauty and the Beast

Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Tim Rice, Beauty and the Beast


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Lyrics

Tim Rice, Evita


winner
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1980 - Best Musical

Tim Rice, Evita


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1980 - Best Lyricist

Tim Rice, Evita

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Tim Rice News


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Patti LuPone Will Bring A LIFE IN NOTES to the London Coliseum in 2025

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Says He's Completed His Next Musical

In an interview with The Telegraph, Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed that he's finished his next 'big' musical, but did not reveal the title and content.
Original LION KING Animated Film to Return to Theaters in July

The original The Lion King will be re-released in theaters on July 12th, according to an Instagram post on the official Disney account.
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Philip Chaffin and Tommy Krasker to Present WILL HE LIKE ME? at Coachella Valley Repertory

PS Classics cofounders Philip Chaffin and Tommy Krasker — who, in addition to running the record label PS Classics, have been a couple for 31 years — will share the stage for the debut of Chaffin‘s new one-man show, Will He Like Me?. Learn how to purchase tickets.
SiriusXM'S Disney Hits Channel Airs THE LION KING Special With Elton John, Tim Rice, Thomas Schumacher, & More

SiriusXM’s Disney Hits (channel 133) has aired a one-hour special celebrating the making of “The Lion King’s” Film and Original Soundtrack. The making of special features behind the scenes anecdotes in exclusive interviews with Sir Elton John, Sir Tim Rice, Film Producers Don Hahn & Thomas Schumacher, and more. Listen exclusively on the SiriusXM app starting now, and on-air on SiriusXM’s Disney Hits, Saturday, June 8th at 4pm EST. 
American Coast Theater Company Presents CHESS THE MUSICAL

American Coast Theater Company will present CHESS THE MUSICAL at the Lyceum Theater on the Vanguard University campus from June 6th to June 16th, 2024. Directed by Susan K. Berkompas.
ALADDIN To Welcome Adi Roy In Title Role On Broadway Beginning Tonight

Aladdin on Broadway will welcome Adi Roy in the title role beginning tonight, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
Richmond Shakespeare Reveals 26th Season Lineup

Richmond Shakespeare has announced its 26th season lineup of classic and contemporary plays and musicals. Season 26 will include Lord of the Flies, The Father, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cyrano De Bergerac, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Broadway Buying Guide: June 3, 2024- Ben Platt is Back

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Video: First Look At Remember Jones & Gaby Albo in EVITA at Axelrod PAC

Get a first look at The Axelrod Performing Arts Center's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita - now on stage for for 16 performances from May 31 to June 16.
Full Cast Set For YOUR LIE IN APRIL Musical

The full cast has been announced for Your Lie in April’s fully staged 12-week West End premiere. Learn more about who is starring here!
Melissa Kelley's HOW DO WE GET THERE FROM HERE? Comes to The Avalon Theatre

Melissa Kelley explores who we are, who we want to be, and how we get there from here through an evening of song and story as a part of the Sounds of the Avalon Series at the Avalon Theatre.
Arlo Parks Joins Summer MOREOUTDOOR Events At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre will reveal a very special open-air summer performance from Arlo Parks on Monday 15 July 2024, 7.45pm.
Broadway Buying Guide: May 28, 2024- HADESTOWN Is Back on Top

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Lead Cast Set For YOUR LIE IN APRIL West End Run

The lead actors have been revealed for Your Lie in April's fully staged 12-week West End premiere ahead of rehearsals starting next week.  
Alberta Bair Theater Reveals 2024-2025 Season

The stage is alive in 24-25! Alberta Bair Theater has announced its 2024-2025 season packed with top-notch entertainment. Learn more about the full lineup here!
Cast Announced for CRAZY COQS SINGS BARBIE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION

Big news, Dolls: The cast of “Crazy Coqs Sings Barbie: A Musical Celebration” has been announced! Following four sold-out performances in New York, the producing team behind “54 Sings Barbie” is bringing the same sparkle to London on 23 June!

Tim Rice FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Tim Rice written?

Tim Rice has written 15 shows including Tycoon (Lyricist), Jesus Christ Superstar (Lyricist), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Bookwriter), Evita (Bookwriter), Blondel (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Chess (Lyricist), Cricket (Lyricist), Beauty and the Beast (Lyricist), Heathcliff (Lyricist), King David (Bookwriter), The Lion King (Lyricist), Aida (Lyricist), The Likes of Us (Lyricist), From Here to Eternity (Lyricist), Aladdin (Lyricist).

What awards has Tim Rice been nominated for?

Tim Rice has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for "Aladdin," Best Original Score at the Tony Awards for "Aladdin," a Special Award at the Olivier Awards, the Radisson Edwardian Award for Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards for "The Lion King," Best Original Score at the Tony Awards for "Aida," Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "The Lion King," Best Original Score at the Tony Awards for "The Lion King," Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for "Beauty and the Beast," Best Original Score at the Tony Awards for "Beauty and the Beast," Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for "Evita," Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "Evita," and Best Lyricist at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Evita."

What awards has Tim Rice won?

Tim Rice has won several prestigious awards throughout his career, including a Special Award at the Olivier Awards, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Aida," Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "The Lion King," Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for "Evita," Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "Evita," and Best Lyricist at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Evita."

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