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Tommy Newman

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: Band Geeks! (Published by MTI, Goodspeed Musicals, NAMT Fest '09). The Single Girl's Guide with Gordon Greenberg, (Capital Repertory Theatre and NAMT Fest '13). Tinyard Hill with Mark Allen (Theatreworks Silicon Valley, 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 and Mando Alvarado (Theatreworks, USA, NY Times Critic Pick), "29" with Gaby Alter (NYU Steinhart); The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Stories (Theatreworks, USA). Recent works include: With Bells On (world premier Theatre Network, Christmas 2023 in Edmonton, Canada— created with Dev Janki and Darrin Hagen, developed with Live and In Color), Savage (created with Karla Koskinen, Quinton Cockrell, and Jaime Lozano, commissioned by UAB), and Jenny's Damned Ex (with Jessica Mazaheri). Tommy Newman is a professor of playwriting and musical theatre performance at Troy University. 

He holds a BS in Music Education from Troy University and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch. 

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