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TOMMY NEWMAN is a published playwright, composer and lyricist and a 2013 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award Winner. Three of his shows have participated in the annual NAMT Festival in New York. He is a recipient of an Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant, and a 2014 Kennedy Center ACTF National Musical Theatre Award Winner. Productions include: The Single Girl's Guide with Gordon Greenberg, developed at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle (2016), The Village Theatre in WA (2015), Capital Repertory Theatre (2013), and NAMT (2013). Band Geeks! (Published by MTI, Goodspeed Musicals, Human Race Theatre Co., Red Mountain Theatre, NAMT Fest ‘09). Tinyard Hill with Mark Allen (Theatreworks Silicon Valley, Red Mountain Theatre, Human Race Theatre, Goodspeed, NAMT Fest ‘07). Off Broadway: We the People: America Rocks (Theatreworks, USA, NY Times Critic Pick, Lortel Nomination 2010), El Otro Oz with Jaime Lozano (Theatreworks, USA, NY Times Critic Pick), "29" with Gaby Alter (NYU Steinhart, Troy University); The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Stories (Theatreworks, USA)
Recent works in development include: With Bells On (created with Dev Janki and Darrin Hagen, developed with Live and In Color), Savage (created with Karla Koskinen and Jaime Lozano, commissioned by UAB), and Jenny's Damned Ex (created with Jessica Mazaheri).
He holds a BS in Music Education from Troy University and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch.
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