On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2003
Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics) have written The Burnt Part Boys (2010 Lucille Lortel Nomination, Best Musical)and Fugitive Songs (2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Revue), both of which have cast albums available on Yellow Sound Label. Current projects include the Broadway-bound adaptation of the popular novel Tuck Everlasting (Direction by Casey Nicholaw, Book by Claudia Shear), a song for the new revue Stars of David, plus commissions from Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons/Theatreworks Silicon Valley. Other work includes an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s picture book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Boston Globe Top Ten Pick of 2008). Television work includes songs for Sesame Street (2012 Daytime Emmy Award) and The Electric Company. Chris and Nathan apply for many awards and grants, and sometimes even win (Thank you Jonathan Larson, Richard Rodgers, Daryl Roth, Kitty Carlisle Hart, ASCAP, and the NEA). They began their collaboration together at NYU where they received their MFA’s in musical theatre writing.