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Brian Yorkey

Producer of "13 Reasons Why," Playwright, lyricist, and theatre director known best for writing the musical "Next to Normal"

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Brian Yorkey is a playwright, lyricist, and theatre director known best for writing the musical Next to Normal with composer Tom Kitt. The work won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award.

Yorkey was born in Omaha, Nebraska; raised there and in Issaquah, Washington. He graduated from Columbia University where he served as the artistic director of the Varsity Show. He also is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.

Prior to bringing Next to Normal to Broadway, Yorkey was affiliated with Village Theatre, where he began as a KidStage student and eventually progressed to a six-year tenure as associate artistic director. Five musicals written by Yorkey—Funny Pages (1993), Making Tracks (2002), The Wedding Banquet (2003), Play it by Heart (2005), and A Perfect Fall (2007)—were staged there.

Next to Normal won the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010, citing "a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals." It also won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Original Score and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.

Yorkey is currently writing the original musical SCORE!, with Robert Downey, Jr. attached to star, which is set up at Warner Bros. with Anonymous Content and Team Downey producing. His screenplay Love Undercover is set up at Overture Films with Pandemonium producing. He also scripted Sluts for Lionsgate Films and co-created the series The Bears Next Door for the Logo network. Brian’s first feature film pitch, Time After Time, sold in a bidding war for high six figures to Universal Pictures. It is now fast tracked at Lionsgate/Summit with Brad Buecker directing. He is also working with the legendary English singer Sting on a musical theatrical work based on The Soul Cages.

Yorkey is again working with Tom Kitt for a musical adaption of Magic Mike, with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writing the book, as well as a new musical called If/Then, starring Idina Menzel.

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Brian Yorkey

Producer of "13 Reasons Why," Playwright, lyricist, and theatre director known best for writing the musical "Next to Normal"

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Brian Yorkey Biography

Brian Yorkey is a playwright, lyricist, and theatre director known best for writing the musical Next to Normal with composer Tom Kitt. The work won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award.

Yorkey was born in Omaha, Nebraska; raised there and in Issaquah, Washington. He graduated from Columbia University where he served as the artistic director of the Varsity Show. He also is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.

Prior to bringing Next to Normal to Broadway, Yorkey was affiliated with Village Theatre, where he began as a KidStage student and eventually progressed to a six-year tenure as associate artistic director. Five musicals written by Yorkey—Funny Pages (1993), Making Tracks (2002), The Wedding Banquet (2003), Play it by Heart (2005), and A Perfect Fall (2007)—were staged there.

Next to Normal won the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010, citing "a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals." It also won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Original Score and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.

Yorkey is currently writing the original musical SCORE!, with Robert Downey, Jr. attached to star, which is set up at Warner Bros. with Anonymous Content and Team Downey producing. His screenplay Love Undercover is set up at Overture Films with Pandemonium producing. He also scripted Sluts for Lionsgate Films and co-created the series The Bears Next Door for the Logo network. Brian’s first feature film pitch, Time After Time, sold in a bidding war for high six figures to Universal Pictures. It is now fast tracked at Lionsgate/Summit with Brad Buecker directing. He is also working with the legendary English singer Sting on a musical theatrical work based on The Soul Cages.

Yorkey is again working with Tom Kitt for a musical adaption of Magic Mike, with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writing the book, as well as a new musical called If/Then, starring Idina Menzel.

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  • Interview with Brian Yorkey - YouTube
    Feb 2, 2011 ... Hear how Next to Normal author Brian Yorkey took his unlikely musical from Issaquah, WA, to Tony Award-winning success on Broadway...

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  • How to book Brian Yorkey?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Yorkey for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brian Yorkey, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian Yorkey or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brian Yorkey?

    Booking fees for Brian Yorkey, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Yorkey, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brian Yorkey?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Yorkey for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Yorkey for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian Yorkey or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Yorkey or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Brian Yorkey is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Brian Yorkey for your event is available upon request. Brian Yorkey generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Kahn, Thomas Kail, Stephen Karam, Bethany Joy Lenz and Kenny Leon. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brian Yorkey for an upcoming event.

Brian Yorkey Speaker Videos

  • Interview with Brian Yorkey - YouTube
    Feb 2, 2011 ... Hear how Next to Normal author Brian Yorkey took his unlikely musical from Issaquah, WA, to Tony Award-winning success on Broadway in ...

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