Paul Gordon

Music & Lyrics

Paul Gordon was nominated for a 2000 Tony Award for his score to Jane Eyre which ran at the La Jolla Playhouse in Summer of 1999 and opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in December of 2000. Co-authored and directed by multiple Tony Award winning director John Caird, (Les Misérables, Nicholas Nickleby, Stanley) the musical was first presented at the Royal Alexandra Theater in Toronto in December of 1996. His previous musical, the contemporary pop opera Greetings From Venice Beach, in which he co-wrote the book and the music and lyrics, was first presented in Los Angeles in 1993. Paul has also written the music and lyrics for The Circle, with book by Shem Bitterman. Paul wrote and co-directed the independent film, Dirk and Betty, which premiered at the 1999 Hamptons
Film Festival and stars Marisa Tomei, Eric Roberts and Jonathan Silverman. Paul has written two number one songs: Next Time I Fall recorded by Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, and Friends and Lovers, which went number one on both the pop and country charts. Some of the other artists he has written for, or collaborated with, include Bette Midler, Quincy Jones, Alanis Morissette, Vonda Shepard, David Foster, Patti LaBelle, Eddie Rabbit, Juice Newton, James Ingram, The Pointer Sisters, Dionne Warwick, Olivia Newton-John, Eddie Money, Kenny Rogers, Smokey
Robinson and Kenny G among many others. Paul has written songs for several films, including Stella, Ghostbusters II, Spacecamp, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Soul Man and The Principle. Paul is the recipient of nine A.S.C.A.P awards in both the pop and country field. His most recent award was received for the theme to Ally McBeal, co-written with Vonda Shepard.

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