2018 Fred Ebb Award Recipients
Will Reynolds (Music) and Eric Price (Lyrics and Book) have written the musicals RADIOACTIVE, AROUND THE WORLD, and THE SIXTH BOROUGH. Their latest show is a musical adaptation of Richard Greenberg’s play THE VIOLET HOUR which will receive a developmental presentation at Manhattan Theatre Club in December, directed by Sarna Lapine and music directed by Andy Einhorn.
Will is the composer/creator of THE GREENWOOD TREE (based on Shakespeare’s Sonnets), developed by the Stratford Festival in Canada and The Kennedy Center Page-To- Stage series. His song cycle POEMS & MOON SONGS has been produced as part of the Lincoln Center Songbook Series and the song “Tavern” (text by Edna St. Vincent Millay) was featured on Audra McDonald’s album GO BACK HOME. He is the Music Supervisor/Arranger for STU FOR SILVERTON (Intiman, NAMT). Will’s acting credits include the recently released EMMA on Streaming Musicals, DADDY LONG LEGS (Off Broadway), PASSION at Classic Stage Company (cast album on PS Classics), and the Broadway National Tour of MAMMA MIA! He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
Eric’s other musicals include PRESTO CHANGE-O (with composer Joel Waggoner), which was commissioned and premiered by Barrington Stage Company, HELLO OUT THERE (with composer Frank Terry), which has been produced throughout the country, and EMMA! (with arranger/composer Michael Holland), which has had over 150 licensed productions around the world. He also wrote additional material for the stage version of CLUE, which is published by Broadway Licensing and based on the cult classic film. Eric was the longtime assistant to director Hal Prince and worked with him on the development of new musicals that premiered in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, London, and Tokyo. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and has degrees in Directing from Indiana University and Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Will and Eric were Dramatists Guild Fellows for Musical Theatre and have been members of Goodspeed’s Johnny Mercer Writers’ Colony and the Rhinebeck Writers’ Retreat. They are both on the faculty of the Musical Theatre programs at Pace University and Molloy College/CAP21.