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 has been America's #1 most produced full-length play for two consecutive years. In addition, Eric’s musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma has been performed across the country in hundreds of productions.
With his collaborator Will Reynolds, Eric won the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, the Lotte Lenya Award, a Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and an ASCAP Plus Award. Eric's work has been recognized as a finalist for the Kleban Prize for both lyrics and libretto, the Richard Rodgers Award, and the Jonathan Larson Grant.
Current projects include the recently released studio cast album for The Violet Hour starring Tony Award-winner Santino Fontana, Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Jordan, Solea Pfeiffer, and Brandon Uranowitz. The album was named "The Best Cast Recording of 2022" by the Broadway Radio Show. Broadway World declared it "Essential listening for any true musical theatre fan" and Talking' Broadway wrote that "There is hope for well-made theatre songs in the post-Sondheim world."
Two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes recorded Eric and Will's song "When I See You Again," which was featured on the album Artists in Residence and released as a music video to commemorate the anniversary of the Broadway shutdown. Their papers for this project have now been permanently housed in a Special Collection of the Music Division at the Library of Congress.
With Will Reynolds, Eric has also written material for the Apple TV+ musical animated series Central Park starring Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr, Daveed Diggs, and Stanley Tucci.
Eric's 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.
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.
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, he is the co-founder of This MT Space, an online musical theatre education platform.
He is represented by Michael Finkle at William Morris Endeavor.