Will Reynolds (Music) and his writing partner Eric Price (Lyrics and Book) won the 2018 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, and have been collaborators for the past fifteen years.
They have written the musicals Radioactive, Around the World, and The Sixth Borough. Their latest show is a musical adaptation of Richard Greenberg’s play The Violet Hour which has been developed by Manhattan Theatre Club and is headed into the studio this month to record a concept album featuring Santino Fontana, Jeremy Jordan, Erika Henningsen, Brandon Uranowitz, and Solea Pfeifer, and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen.
Will and Eric are songwriters on season two of the AppleTV+ animated series Central Park starring Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr, Daveed Diggs, Kristen Bell, Titus Burgess, and Stanley Tucci. They also wrote the song “When I See You Again,” which is performed by Laura Osnes on Broadway Records’ benefit album Artists in Residence, alongside the work of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty.
They were Dramatists Guild Fellows for Musical Theatre and are members of the Goodspeed’s Johnny Mercer Writers Colony, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, and ASCAP. Eric and Will are both on the Musical Theatre faculty of Pace University and CAP 21/Molloy College.
Will is the composer/creator of The Greenwood Tree (based on Shakespeare’s Sonnets), developed by the Stratford Festival in Canada and The Kennedy Center Page-To- Stage series. His song cycle Poems & Moon Songs has been produced as part of the Lincoln Center Songbook Series and the song “Tavern” (text by Edna St. Vincent Millay) was featured on Audra McDonald’s album Go Back Home. Will’s acting credits include Emma on Streaming Musicals, Daddy Long Legs (Off-Broadway), Passion at Classic Stage Company (cast album on PS Classics), and the Broadway National Tour of Mamma Mia! He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Dramatists Guild. Will is also the Music Supervisor as well as a song coach for MTCA (Musical Theatre College Auditions).
Eric’s other musicals include Presto Change-O (with composer Joel Waggoner), which was commissioned and premiered by Barrington Stage Company, Hello Out There (with composer Frank Terry), which has been produced throughout the country, and Emma! (with arranger/composer Michael Holland), which has had over 175 licensed productions around the world. He also wrote additional material for the stage version of Clue, which is published by Broadway Licensing and was the sixth-most produced play in America in 2019. For many years, Eric was the assistant to 21-time Tony Award-winning director/producer Hal Prince and worked with him on the development of new musicals that premiered in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, London, and Tokyo. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, and has degrees in Directing from Indiana University and Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Eric and Will founded THIS MT SPACE (www.thisMTspace.com) in the summer of 2020, leading musical theatre writing boot camps and career-building forums.