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Neil Berg

Neil Berg

Short Bio:

Neil Berg is the composer/co-lyricist of the HENRY award-winning, Broadway-bound musical THE 12, written with Pulitzer Prize/Tony-winning playwright, Robert Schenkkan, which premiered at The Denver Center. He also composed Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, which opened to rave reviews for its U.S. Premieres at The Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, and La Mirada Theatre in LA, and can now be seen all across the country. His other musicals include the hit Off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper, Tim and Scrooge, which ran at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in NY, Never Grimm, and The Man Who Would Be King. Neil is the creator/co-producer of the #1 Broadway touring concert in America, Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway, as well as Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll and Neil Berg's Pianomen. He is the co-producer of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award-Winning revival of Closer Than Ever.

Full Bio:

COMPOSER

Neil Berg is currently the composer/co-lyricist, along with book writer/Pulitzer Prize/TONY winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, of the Broadway bound Award-winning new musical The Twelve, which opened at The Denver Center to unanimous rave reviews, won the HENRY Award for best new play or musical.

Neil is also currently the composer for the musical version of Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, based on the Warner Brothers movie classic starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, which opened to rave reviews at The Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine in its U.S. premiere last summer. The LA premiere opens September 2019 at La Mirada Theater in Los Angeles, starring Hal Linden, Cathy Rigby and Ken Page. A national tour is in the works for 2020. Past developmental readings/productions have featured Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham, TONY Award winner George Hearn, Len Cariou, Marilu Henner, Carole Kane, Didi Cohn and Sally Struthers. Licensed by TRW (Theater Rights Worldwide).

Neil is also the composer/lyricist of the hit Off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper, which ran for two years at the Lambs Theater in New York City. The New York Times raved Prince and the Pauper "[soars] on wings of theatrical fun." The original cast CD is released internationally on Jay Records, sheet music published by Hal Leonard, and licensing by Samuel French Inc. Songs from this show are also featured with many other classic songs in the official Off-Broadway Songbook, published by Hal Leonard.

Neil is also currently working with writer Jonathan Feldman (Swing Kids movie) and Producer Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy, Saving Private Ryan), on a new contemporary musical called Never Grimm, helmed by TONY-nominated director, Leigh Silverman (Sweet Charity).

Other musicals include Tim and Scrooge (book and lyrics by Nick Meglin), The Man Who Would Be King (book/lyrics by DJ Salisbury), Heidi (book by Julia Jordan), Hexed in the City, Percy Penguin, Threads, and False Profits.

As a film composer: "Once upon a Time in Brooklyn," starring Armand Assante, Ice-T, William DeMeo, and Cathy Moriarity, and "Searching For Bobby D" both directed by Paul Borghese.

Neil was recipient of the 1995 Bistro Award for Best Musical for his show Asylum in the Night, a revue of Neil's theater music. Neil had an evening dedicated to his music at Joe's Pub, produced by BrodwayWorld.com, and returned to Feinstein's for a two-week engagement in July 2011 after a sold-out performance in 2010.

Neil is proud alumnus of Binghamton University, and studied musical composition/piano with Sue Peters, Walter Ponce, Robert Printz and is a product of The BMI Musical Writer's Workshop, mentored by Maury Yeston and Skip Kennon.

PRODUCER

As a Producer, Neil is the creator and co-producer, along with producing partner Adam Friedson, of Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway and Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock and Roll, one of the most successful Broadway touring concerts in the United States for the past decade, playing over 100 venues a year on national tour. Other concerts include Neil Berg's Piano Men (the songs of Elton John and Billy Joel), Neil Berg's The Beatles, and Neil Berg's Songs of The '60s & '70s.

Neil was producer and driving force of the Award winning 2013 Off-Broadway revival of Maltby and Shire's Closer Than Ever at The York Theater (Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical Revival).

As owner of Leftfield Productions, Inc., an entertainment company based in Nyack, NY, Neil has produced over a thousand Broadway concerts worldwide with such legends as Michael Crawford, Bernadette Peters, Ben Vereen, Audra McDonald, Betty Buckley, Rita Moreno, Donna McKechnie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Liz Callaway, Alice Ripley, Stephanie Block, Mark Kudisch, Capathia Jenkins and many others.

Neil also produced concert versions of the musicals The Secret Garden, in association with its composer, Lucy Simon, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (NYC), Chess (John Houseman Theater), and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Neil was the Producing Artistic Director of The Broadway Series at the world-famous China Club in NYC. Over the past 25 years, Neil has been the musical director/entertainment coordinator for such great organizations as Covenant House and The Leukemia Society of America. He has produced countless corporate events all across the world for Goldman Sachs, UBS/Paine Webber, Deloitte Touche, John Hancock, Marriott Corporation, IBM, The United Hospice Organization, The American Red Cross, and many others.

Neil was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his artistry and dedication to community service, including helping to raise over $25 million dollars for the homeless youth at Covenant House with his Broadway Concerts. Neil was also honored with the Distinguished Citizen's Award, along with Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn, by The Rockland Family Shelter for his efforts on behalf of abused women. Neil was also honored in 2001 as The American Red Cross Man of the Year and was honored again in 2003 by The United Hospice Foundation. In 2008, Neil was awarded Artist of the Year by the Arts Council of Rockland County.

Neil also toured the U.S. with the rock band Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan and played on their past seven CDs as well as performed with them on the recent "100 Year Anniversary Tour" for Harley Davidson.

Neil is the co-founder of the SJR Theater Workshop, a theater camp for students in Montvale, NJ, which instructs over 200 young actors/singers a year. This program is now run year-round.

Neil is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and can be reached at www.neilberg.com.

Neil is married to actress Rita Harvey, and dedicates everything to their son, Lucas David Berg.

Performer Photos and Bios

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Carter Calvert Danny Zolli Ray McLeod left to right:
Carter Calvert
Danny Zolli
Ray McLeod
Rita Harvey Rob Evan Carter Calvert left to right:
Rita Harvey
Rob Evan
Carter Calvert
Neil Berg Brad Little and Rita Harvey Rita Harvey and Carter Calvert left to right:
Neil Berg
Brad Little and Rita Harvey
Rita Harvey and Carter Calvert
Rob Evan, Danny Zolli and Steve Blanchard Rob Evan, Rita Harvey, Danny Zolli, Carter Calvert and Steve Blanchard left to right:
Rob Evan, Danny Zolli and Steve Blanchard
Rob Evan, Rita Harvey, Danny Zolli, Carter Calvert and Steve Blanchard
Neil Berg Andrea Rivette left to right:
Neil Berg
Andrea Rivette
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Richard Todd Adams
Richard Todd Adams
Rosa Avila
Rosa Avila
James Barbour
James Barbour
Jeannette Bayardelle
Jeannette Bayardelle
Jeremy Beck
Jeremy Beck
Neil Berg
Neil Berg
Charles Bergell
Charles Bergell
Jon Berger
Jon Berger
Jason Bernard
Jason Bernard
Steve Blanchard
Steve Blanchard
Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block
Ron Bohmer
Ron Bohmer
Dustin Brayley
Dustin Brayley
Catherine Brunell
Catherine Brunell
Kimilee Bryant
Kimilee Bryant
Erick Buckley
Erick Buckley
Andrea Burns
Andrea Burns
Liz Callaway
Liz Callaway
Joey Calveri
Joey Calveri
Carter Calvert
Carter Calvert
John Classick
John Classick
Lawrence Clayton
Lawrence Clayton
Roger Cohen
Roger Cohen
Roosevelt Credit
Roosevelt Credit
Keith Crupi
Keith Crupi
Charles Czarnecki
Charles Czarnecki
Quentin Earl Darrington
Quentin Earl Darrington
Michelle Dawson
Michelle Dawson
Erin Denman
Erin Denman
Jeffry Denman
Jeffry Denman
Diana DiMarzio
Diana DiMarzio
Dan Domenech
Dan Domenech
Robert DuSold
Robert DuSold
Maria Eberline
Maria Eberline
David Elder
David Elder
Rob Evan
Rob Evan
Aaron Finley
Aaron Finley
Judith Franklin
Judith Franklin
Adam Friedson
Adam Friedson
Darren Gage
Darren Gage
Mandy Gonzalez
Mandy Gonzalez
Al Greene
Al Greene
Jessica Grovè
Jessica Grovè
Eugene Gwozdz
Eugene Gwozdz
Chris Haberl
Chris Haberl
Mikey Hachey
Mikey Hachey
Rita Harvey
Rita Harvey
Tamra Hayden
Tamra Hayden
Leah Horowitz
Leah Horowitz
Matt Hughes
Matt Hughes
Capathia Jenkins
Capathia Jenkins
David Jennings
David Jennings
Sandra Joseph
Sandra Joseph
Kareema M Khouri
Kareema M Khouri
Booker King
Booker King
Marc Kudisch
Marc Kudisch
Jeremy Kushnier
Jeremy Kushnier
John Lang
John Lang
Michael Lanning
Michael Lanning
Ted Louis Levy
Ted Louis Levy
Norm Lewis
Norm Lewis
Kim Lindsay
Kim Lindsay
Brad Little
Brad Little
John Jeffrey Martin
John Jeffrey Martin
Luba Mason
Luba Mason
Ray McLeod
Ray McLeod
William Michals
William Michals
James Moye
James Moye
Jarran Muse
Jarran Muse
James Musto
James Musto
David Nagy
David Nagy
Grant Norman
Grant Norman
Shannon O
Shannon O'Bryan
Susan O
Susan O'Dea
Irio O
Irio O'Farrill
Perry Orfanella
Perry Orfanella
Meredith Patterson
Meredith Patterson
Charles Pistone
Charles Pistone
Rebecca Pitcher
Rebecca Pitcher
Sophia Ramos
Sophia Ramos
Baron Raymonde
Baron Raymonde
Robert and Nicola Royston
Robert and Nicola Royston
Patti Russo
Patti Russo
Ivan Rutherford
Ivan Rutherford
Abraham Saenz
Abraham Saenz
Maximilian Sangerman
Maximilian Sangerman
Alex Santiorello
Alex Santiorello
Fiona Santos
Fiona Santos
Craig Schulman
Craig Schulman
Matthew Sims
Matthew Sims
Bill Stanley
Bill Stanley
Brandon Sturiale
Brandon Sturiale
Natalie Toro
Natalie Toro
John Treacy Egan
John Treacy Egan
Tony Vincent
Tony Vincent
Chuck Wagner
Chuck Wagner
Daniel Walker
Daniel Walker
Brian Walters
Brian Walters
Beverly Ward
Beverly Ward
Kirby Ward
Kirby Ward
David Weinstein
David Weinstein
Helen White
Helen White
Angela Wildflower
Angela Wildflower
Michael J. Wilson
Michael J. Wilson
Alex Wise
Alex Wise
David Wolfson
David Wolfson
Brook Wood
Brook Wood
Jason Wooten
Jason Wooten
Miss YaYa
Miss YaYa
Danny Zolli
Danny Zolli