ERIC PRICE LYRICIST/BOOKWRITER/DIRECTOR
Eric Price 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.
His work has been produced at theaters in New York, around the country, and in Europe. Production experience includes projects at such institutions as Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre, Goodman Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Menier Chocolate Factory, Barrington Stage, Symphony Space, Merkin Recital Hall, Minetta Lane Theatre, Audible.com, Joe's Pub, 54 Below (including solo show), Birdland, the Ravinia Festival, and more.
Eric’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma was commissioned in 2015 and has had over 175 productions around 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.
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.
He has been a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a four-time Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center finalist, and a member of Goodspeed’s Johnny Mercer Writers Colony and the Rhinebeck Writers' Retreat. This winter, Eric was a finalist for the Jonathan Larson Grant and the Kleban Prize for both lyrics and libretto.
With his collaborator Will Reynolds, Eric has written material for the upcoming musical animated series Central Park starring Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr, Daveed Diggs, Kristen Bell, and Stanley Tucci. They also wrote the song “When I See You Again,” which was performed by Laura Osnes as the final track on Broadway Records’ benefit album Artists in Residence, alongside the work of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty.
Eric is an Adjunct Professor of Musical Theatre at Pace University and Molloy College/CAP21 and is a member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.
With Will Reynolds, Eric won the 2018 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing.