Tim Rice

Tim Rice has worked in music, theatre and films since 1965 when he met Andrew Lloyd Webber, a fellow struggling songwriter.

Rather than pursue Tim’s ambitions to write rock or pop songs they turned their attention to Andrew’s obsession—musical theatre. Their first collaboration (lyrics by Tim, music by Andrew) was an unsuccessful show based on the life of Dr. Barnardo, the Victorian philanthropist, The Likes Of Us. Their next three works together were much more successful—Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.

Tim has since worked with other distinguished popular composers such as Elton John (The Lion King, Aida), Alan Menken (Aladdin, King David, Beauty and the Beast), Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Chess) and most recently, Stuart Brayson (From Here To Eternity).

A new production of From Here To Eternity made its début at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre, New York, in June 2016, and further American productions are in the works. In December 2016 selections from the score were performed at three official events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

With Menken, Tim has written three songs for the new Disney film of Beauty and the Beast, released in March 2017, directed by Bill Condon, and one new song, with Pete Hobbs, for the new Roger Goldby film, Time of Their Lives, starring Joan Collins and Pauline Collins, also released in March 2017. He is also an executive producer of the latter movie.

He formed his own cricket team in 1973 and was President of MCC in 2002. He is a regular broadcaster/presenter on BBC Radio 2, drawing on his extensive knowledge of the history of popular music since Elvis was a lad. He has won several awards*, mainly for the wrong thing or for simply turning up.

*3 Oscars, 3 Tonys, 3 Golden Globes, 5 Grammys, 13 Ivor Novello Awards, Hollywood Walk of Fame etc.

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Songs include

“Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” Evita

“Any Dream Will Do,” Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

“Buenos Aires,” Evita

“Close Every Door,” Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

“Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” Evita

“Everything’s Alright,” Jesus Christ Superstar

“Gethsemane,” Jesus Christ Superstar

“I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” Jesus Christ Superstar

“Oh, What a Circus,” Evita

“Superstar,” Jesus Christ Superstar

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