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Chris Miller

Chris Miller

With Nathan Tysen, the musical The Burnt Part Boys, (Mariana Elder, Book), which had an extended, sold out run at Barrington Stage Company in Summer 2006. The Burnt Part Boys was presented in a lab production at the Vineyard Theatre (May 2009), a production at New York Stage & Film (Summer ’09), & completed a co-production with the Vineyard Theatre at Playwrights Horizons in May 2010; the original cast album was released on Yellow Sound Label, and is available at Amazon and on iTunes. 

His song cycle with Tysen, Fugitive Songs, premiered off-Broadway in March 2008 at the 45th Street Theatre, & was subsequently nominated for a Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Revue). The studio cast album with Joshua Henry, Karen Olivo, Alysha Umphress & Matt Caplan is available at Amazon and on iTunes.

Their musical The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg (Joe Calarco, Book & Direction), has had readings at Lincoln Center Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Mercury Musical Developments in London, a workshop with TheatreMasters in Aspen, Colorado and a critically acclaimed full production at Barrington Stage Company in Summer ‘08.  

Miller & Tysen have contributed songs to PBS’s The Electric Company, Sesame Street, and Elmo’s World. Miller is a contributing composer (Mark Campbell, lyrics) to the song cycle Songs From an Unmade Bed produced at the New York Theatre Workshop in the spring of 2005 (cast album on Sh-K-Boom Records). He wrote incidental music for the Two River Theatre Co.’s acclaimed production of Mary’s Wedding, directed by Daniel Goldstein in January of 2009. In 2010 he co-composed the successful 1st ever New York revival of Angels in America with Michael Friedman, directed by Michael Greif at the Signature Theatre. Currently he is collaborating with Tysen on a musical of Tuck Everlasting (Claudia Shear, book; Casey Nicholaw, Director), two Circuses for Ringling Brothers opening in December 2013 & 2014, a commission for Lincoln Center Theatre, a Playwrights Horizons/TheatreWorks Palo Alto co-commission, and an original musical as part of the American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.  Miller studied piano and voice at Elon University (BA) and Musical Theatre Writing at New York University (MFA), member of ASCAP.

AWARDS: 2003 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, 2003 Frederick Lowe Foundation Grant, and 2004 Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, 2006 Richard Rodgers Award, 2007 Kitty Carlisle Hart Musical Theatre Award from the Vineyard Theatre, ASCAP PLUS Awards 2005-11, Anna Sosenko Trust Grant Recipient, One of the Dramatists Guild Magazine’s (The Dramatist, July/August 2007 Issue) “50 To Watch”, Honoree of the Signature Theatre’s American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation.


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