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Neil Berg

Neil Berg

Neil Berg is the composer/lyricist of the hit Off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper, which ran for two years at the Lambs Theater in New York City and is published by Samuel French. Mr. Berg is currently the composer for the new Broadway-bound musical Grumpy Old Men (www.grumpyoldmenthemusical.com), based on the Warner Brothers movie classic, and currently collaborating with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Robert Schenkkan on a new rock musical called The 12. His latest musical, The Man Who Would Be King, with book and lyrics by DJ Salisbury, had a developmental reading/workshop directed by Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey, and has been developed with guidance by Moises Kaufman. His other credits as a composer include Tim and Scrooge  (NYMF, book and lyrics by Nick Meglin), Heidi (book by Julia Jordan), Hexed in the City (Off-Broadway), Asylum in the Night (1995 Bistro Award, Best Musical), Searching for Bobby D. (feature film), and 100 Years of Broadway - the number one Broadway touring concert in the US. Other new projects in development include musical versions of Pollyanna and The Count of Monte Cristo, Percy Penguin (commission, Penguin Repertory Theater,  Artistic Director Joe Brancato), Threads (commission,  Helen Hayes Theater), Fiona: The Mother Goose Musical, and Goat (composer/music supervisor, film). Mr. Berg has had sold-out evenings dedicated to his music in New York City at Joe's Pub and Feinstein's. He studied musical composition with Robert Printz, Sue Peters, and The BMI Musical Writer's Workshop, mentored by Maury Yeston and Skip Kennon.  As owner of Leftfield Productions, Inc., He has produced over a thousand Broadway concerts worldwide with such stars as Michael Crawford, Bernadette Peters, Ben Vereen, Alice Ripley, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and other greats. Other producing credits include Closer Than Ever (Off-Broadway, Outer Critics Circle Award) and concert versions of The Secret Garden, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Chess, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Mr. Berg has also produced and coordinated events for several charities and been honored for his efforts. He is the proud co-owner, with John Asselta, of the Broadway Theater Workshops in residence at St. Joseph Regional High School, a theater camp for students in Montvale NJ, which instructs over 200 young actors/singers a year (www.sjrtheater.com). Mr. Berg is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, and he dedicates everything to his wife, Rita Harvey, and their son, Lucas David Berg.


Samuel French Titles by Neil Berg