William Squier
An Emmy Award winner for writing WKYC-TV’s Unusual Phenomenon, WILLIAM SQUIER’s musicals and plays have also appeared Off-B’way: The Treatment of Doctor Love (Playhouse 91); Off-Off B’way: G-Man (Nat Horne Theatre), Babalu (Sanford Meisner, music/co-lyrics: J. Goldstein); Walt Disney World: Disney’s Doug Live! (a four million dollar production and the park’s first 100% original musical; music: J. Lodin); regionally: Boywonder (Contemporary Arts, Depot Theatre), 100 into the Heart -- (New York Musical Theater Festival, Spirit of Broadway, Village Theatre, 4th Wall Theater, book: R. Vetere, music: J. Lodin), The Klemperers’ New Clothes (Actors’s Playhouse, Columbia Entertainment Co., Curtain Call, Inc., Spirit of Broadway, Newark Academy, L.A. Festival of New American Musicals, music: N. Weiss), Rebels 1775 (Starlight Theatre, Spirit of Broadway, NETC, co-book: J. Allen, M. Allen, music: J. Lodin), Route 66 (Stamford Center for the Arts, Kansas City Musical Theater Festival, University of Maine, Village Theater co-book: J. Goldstein, music: F. Stark), The Three Scrooges (Curtain Call, Ingersoll Theatre, music/co-book: J. Goldstein), Top of the Heap (New York Musical Theater Festival, Cardiff International Musical Theater Festival, New  Voices in the Heartland, The Theatre Building Chicago, Spirit of Broadway. Gallery Players, music: J. Lodin); television: It’s the Weekend (ABC, music: J. Goldstein), P.B.&J. Otter (Disney Channel, music: J. Lodin); film: Doug’s First Movie (music: J. Lodin); he wrote the lyrics for the song that opened International Children’s Festival in Paris; in workshop: AMAS, ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop (CA, FL & NY), CAP 21, the Directors Company, the Drama League, Ensemble Theatre (Santa Barbara), Music in a Box, the Stamford Center for the Arts, the Theatre Building (Chicago) and the York Theatre. His musical theater writing has been awarded a 2003 Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Southwest Theatre Association’s 2003 Coleman A. Jennings Script Contest, the 2003 Jackie White Memorial Playwriting Contest, a 2004 Meet the Composer grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, a 2005 Spirit Award for Best Lyrics, the 11th Annual National Children’s Festival’s new script award in 2006, the 2006 Global Search for New Musicals and the National Music Theater Network’s 2007 Director’s Choice Award. Bill’s writing for other media includes newspapers, magazines, radio and an award-winning series of home videos on parenting issues. His articles, profiles and reviews have appeared in national publications that include Newsweek Magazine. He was a contributor to the Three Rivers Press essay collection Blindsided by a Diaper, and is currently adapting it for the stage. He has also scripted educational videos that were awarded the Gold Cindy Award (Association of Visual Communicators), the Gold Camera Award (U.S. International Film & Video Festival), a 1998 Parent’s Choice Approval and the Grand Prize at Questar Awards. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and BMI.
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