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Nathan Tysen

Nathan Tysen

Nathan Tysen is a Brooklyn-based songwriter and performer. Musical theatre work with composer Chris Miller includes lyrics for The Burnt Part Boys (2009 Lucille Lortel Nomination for Best New Musical), and Fugitive Songs (2008 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Revue), both of which have cast albums available on Yellow Sound Label. Current projects include lyrics for an adaptation of the popular novel Tuck Everlasting (Book by Claudia Shear, Music by Chris Miller, Direction by Casey Nicholaw), as well as Jean-Pierre Jeunet's film Amelie (Book by Craig Lucas, Music by Dan Messe, Direction by Pam MacKinnon). He is also the librettist and co-composer of the rock theatre piece Stillwater with band Joe's Pet Project. An accomplished writer and performer of children’s music, Nathan has penned tunes for Sesame Street (2012 Daytime Emmy Award) and The Electric Company. Other work with Miller includes two circuses for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, and an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s picture book, They Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Boston Globe Top Ten Pick of 2008). Nathan was a contributing lyricist to the musical revue Stars of David, and has written material for the Broadway Inspirational Voices and BCEA's Gypsy of the Year. With composer Ryan McCall, he wrote the book and lyrics to the family holiday musical Noah's Art.  They also developed a unique hands-on songwriting workshop that has been presented to high school thespians at both state and international levels. Nathan has worked for over a decade writing and directing for the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, helping to create over a dozen new musicals with young adults. He applies for many awards and grants and sometimes even wins: thank you Edward Kleban, Richard Rodgers, Jonathan Larson, Frederick Loewe, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Daryl Roth, ASCAP, and the NEA. He is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild. MFA: NYU GMTWP, BFA: Missouri State Univ. Nathan is originally from Salina, KS.


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