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Phil Swann

Phil Swann

Phil Swann's career in the entertainment industry has spanned more than 30-years as a composer, author, playwright, performer, and producer. A short list of his work includes the hit Off-Broadway musical, Play It Cool, Outer Critics Circle nominee for best new musical; The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet, nominated for three Jeffrey Joseph Awards including Best New Musical; DeLEARious, Garland Award winner for Best New Score; In A Booth at Chasen's; Trombone; Shakespeare's Greatest Hits; It Had To Be You; and Musical Fools, a musical farce co-authored by Phil Swann, Ron West and the legendary Neil Simon. As a songwriter, Swann's songs have been used in countless TV shows, movies, and have been recorded by numerous recording artists including: Clay Aiken, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Strickland, Blake Shelton, Neal McCoy, Rodney Atkins, Eamonn McCrystal and Lee Greenwood, to name only a few. A former staff songwriter and producer for DreamWorks, Swann's production credits include: Helen Slater, The Good Mad, The Sweet Potatoes, Danielle Kuri, Roberta Duchak, Dave Aguallo and Dan Nahmod. Solo projects by Swann include his critically acclaimed jazz recording, Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars, and the pop EP, Age of Opportunity. Swann has authored several books, including the mystery thrillers The Song of Eleusis and The Mozart Conspiracy. The Mozart Conspiracy achieved international success and is published in Italian under the title, Il Codice Amadeus. Originally from Milton, West Virginia, Swann is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He now makes his home in Los Angeles where he continues to write and teach songwriting at UCLA and The Los Angeles College of Music.


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