Charles Hart was born in London and educated in Maidenhead and Cambridge. He has written words for musicals (The Phantom of the Opera and Aspects of Love), opera (The Vampyr, BBC 2) and miscellaneous songs, as well as both words and music for television (Watching, Split Ends, Granada TV) and radio (Love Songs, BBC Radio 2). Other work includes radio presenting, vocal coaching, accompanying, musical direction and musical arrangement and translation. From 1990-1993 he served as a council member for the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. He is the recipient of two Ivor Novello Awards and has been twice nominated for a Tony Award.