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Eric Price

Eric Price
Adjunct Professor
Musical Theatre History & Repertoire
Writing for the Musical Theatre

Eric Price is a writer, director, and educator. With his collaborator Will Reynolds, he won the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing. Eric has written the lyrics and book to the musicals The Violet Hour, Radioactive, Presto Change-o, Around the World, Hello Out There, The Sixth Borough, and additional material for the stage adaptation of the film Clue, which was the #1 most produced play in American schools during the 2019-2020 season. He has also written an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma which has been produced all over the world. In addition to his career as a writer, Eric was the longtime assistant to 21-time Tony Award- winning director/producer Hal Prince and worked with him over the course of twelve years on the development of new musicals that premiered in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, London, and Tokyo. Eric has written material for the Apple TV animated series Central Park and his song “When I See You Again” (music by Will Reynolds) was the final track on Broadway Records benefit album Artists in Residence. A forthcoming studio cast album of The Violet Hour stars Santino Fontana, Jeremy Jordan, Solea Pfeiffer, Brandon Uranowitz, and Erika Henningsen. Eric is a member of The Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Eric studied at Directing from Indiana University and received an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab and has received a Dramatists Guild Fellowship and the Lotte Lenya Songbook Award. Eric teaches musical theatre history, writing, and performance at Pace and CAP21, and is the co-founder of This MT Space, an online musical theatre education platform.