Tim Rice Biography (1944-)

Full name, Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice; born November 10, 1944, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England; son of Hugh Gordon and Joan Odette (Bawden) Rice;married Jane Artereta McIntosh, August 19, 1974; children: Eva, Donald. Avocational interests: History of popular music, cricket, chickens. Career: Lyricist, author, and producer. EMI Records, London, England, management trainee, 1966-68; Norrie Paramor Organization, assistant record producer, 1968-69; writer and broadcaster, 1969--; GRRR Books, founder (with others),1978, director, 1978---; Pavilion Books, founder (with others), 1981, director, 1981-97. Former member of the band Nightshift. Operator of the HeartachesCricket Club. Member: Dramatists Club, Garrick Club, Groucho Club, Stars Organization for Spastics (chair, 1983-85), Shaftesbury Avenue CentenaryCommittee (chair, 1984-86), Lord Taverners (president, 1988-90), Saints and Sinners Club (chair, 1990), Foundation for Sports and the Arts (chair, 1991--), Heartaches Cricket Club, Marylebone Cricket Club, Cricket Writers Club, Cricketers' Club (NSW). Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best score, 1972, for Jesus Christ Superstar; Drama Desk Award (lyrics), 1979, New York Drama Critics Circle Award (with Andrew Lloyd Webber), best new musical, 1980, and Grammy Award (with Andrew Lloyd Webber), best album--musical cast show, 1980, all for Evita; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best score, 1982, for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Academy Award (with Alan Menken), best music, song, and Golden Globe Award (with Alan Menken), best original song--motion picture, both 1992, for "AWhole New World," from Aladdin; knighted, 1994; Academy Award (with Elton John), best music, song, and Golden Globe Award (with Elton John), best original song--motion picture, 1994, for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?," from The Lion King; Academy Award nomination (with Elton John), best music, song, 1994, for "Hakuna Matata," from The Lion King; Golden Globe Award nomination (with Elton John), best original song--motion picture, 1994,for "Circle of Life," from The Lion King; Academy Award (with Andrew Lloyd Webber), best music, song, and Golden Globe Award (with Andrew Lloyd Webber), best original song--motion picture, both 1996, for "You Must Love Me,"from Evita; other Grammy Awards; eleven Ivor Novello Awards; platinumand gold records in several countries. Addresses: Office: Heartaches,Ltd., 31 The Terrace, London SW13 0NR, England.; Agent: David Land, 118 Wardour St., London W1, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Lyricist, author, producer
Birth Details
November 10, 1944
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Work
  • Producer
  • (With others) Chess, London, England, 1986Broadway production, 1988
  • Anything Goes, Prince Edward Theatre, 1989
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, 1981.
  • Film Appearances
  • The Survivor, Ginnane, 1980
  • Three Men and a Boat, Valiant, 1982
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Appeared in Tim Rice.
  • Specials
  • "The Andrew Lloyd Webber Story," A&E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview, CBS, 1994
  • American Express Presents Backstage Pass.Disney's Beauty and the BeastGoes to Broadway, 1994
  • Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview, 1994
  • Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John, ABC, 1994
  • Interviewee, Evita: The Woman Behind the Myth, Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • Also appeared in Lyrics by Tim Rice and Three More Men in a Boat.
  • Episodic
  • Himself, Have I Got News for You?, BBC-2, 1995
  • Appeared in Friday Night Saturday Morning, Disco, and Musical Triangles.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Appeared in Just a Minute and Trivia Test Match.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums with the Band Nightshift
  • That's My Story, Mills Music, 1965
  • Soundtrack Albums
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, cast album, Decca, 1971MCA Records, 1973
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, MCA Records, 1974original Broadway cast album, Chrysalis, 1982
  • Evita, London, England cast album, MCA Records, 1976Broadway castalbum, MCA Records, 1979
  • Blondel, MCA Records, 1983
  • Chess, RCA, 1984
  • Walt Disney Pictures Presents Aladdin, Walt Disney Records, 1992
  • The Lion King, Walt Disney Records, 1994
  • Evita--The Complete Motion Picture Soundtrack, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Album Work
  • Producer
  • (With Andrew Lloyd Weber) Elvis Presley, It's Easy for You, 1976
  • Producer (with others) of the Elaine Paige album Stages, Cinema.
  • WRITINGS
  • Lyricist for the Stage, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hammersmith, England, 1968London, England, 1972produced in 1973Broadway production, 1981adapted as a book with Andrew Lloyd Webber and publishedby Holt (New York City), 1982produced at the London Palladium, London, England, c. 1991-93
  • And author of book with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, produced in 1970then New York City, 1971Broadway production, 1972later produced at the Paramount Theatre, New York City,1995
  • And author of book with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Evita, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, produced in 1976then London, England, 1978Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA, 1979Broadway production, 1979produced at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1995-96
  • Blondel, music by Stephen Oliver, produced in London, England, 1983then Long Island, NY, 1985
  • Chess, music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson, premiered in 1984produced in London, England, 1986produced on Broadway with additional dialogue by Richard Nelson, 1988
  • Cricket (half-act operetta), music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, WindsorCastle, Windsor, England, 1986
  • Tycoon, music by Michel Berger, 1992
  • Sunset Boulevard, Adelphi Theatre, London, England, 1993then New York City, 1994
  • (With Howard Ashman) Beauty and the Beast, music by Alan Menken, Palace Theatre, New York City,1994--
  • Heathcliff, music by John Farrar, 1996
  • King David, music by Alan Menken, New Amsterdam Theatre, New YorkCity, 1997
  • (With Elton John and Hans Zimmer) The Lion King, (based on the film of the same name), music by Elton John, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 1997--
  • Aida, music by Elton John, 1998
  • Rice's unproduced plays include Come Back Richard, Your Country NeedsYou and The Likes of U.
  • Song Lyricist for Films, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • Gumshoe, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Columbia, 1972
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Universal, 1973
  • The Odessa File (also known as Der Fall Odessa and Die Akte Odessa), music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Columbia, 1974
  • Octopussy (includes "All Time High"), music by John Barry, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Aladdin (includes "One Jump Ahead," "A Whole New World," and "Prince Ali Reprise"), music by Alan Menken, Buena Vista, 1992
  • (With Elton John and Hans Zimmer) The Lion King (includes "Can YouFeel the Love Tonight?," "Circle of Life," and "Hakuna Matata"), music by Elton John, Buena Vista, 1994
  • The Fan, music by Marvin Hamlisch, TriStar, 1996
  • Evita, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Buena Vista, 1996
  • The Road to El Dorado (also known as The Gold of El Dorado;animated), DreamWorks SKG, 2000
  • Song Lyricist for Television
  • Series
  • Lyrics for main title theme "Hakuna Matata," The Lion King's Timon andPumbaa (also known as Timon and Pumbaa), CBS and syndicated, 1995-96
  • Teleplays for Series
  • Scriptwriter for a fifteen-part series on the history of popular music, BBC.
  • Song Lyricist for Television
  • Movies
  • The Entertainer, music by Marvin Hamlisch, NBC, 1976
  • Specials
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Granada Television,1972
  • A Special Evening with Elton John, 1995
  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice, 1996
  • Michael Crawford in Concert, 1998
  • Work also featured in Lyrics by Tim Rice.
  • Lyrics for Songs
  • "The Only Way to Go," music by Marvin Hamlisch, 1975
  • "It's Easy for You," music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1977
  • "Hearts Not Diamonds," music by Marvin Hamlisch, 1980
  • Lyricist for "Hot As Sun," music by Paul McCartney; "The Legal Boys," music by Elton John; and "A Remarkable Woman" (with others). Other collaboratorsinclude Mike Batt, Graham Gouldman, Richard Kerr, Francis Lai, Freddie Mercury, Lalo Schifrin, Vangelis, and Rick Wakeman.
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Paul Gambaccini, Jo Rice, and Mike Read) The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles, Guinness Superlatives (Enfield, Middlesex, England), 1977sixth edition, 1991published in the United States as British Hit Singles, Billboard Books (New York City), 1991
  • (With Andrew Lloyd Webber) Evita: The Legend of Eva Peron, 1919-1952, Drama Book Specialists (New York City), 1978
  • (Editor) The Lord's Taverners Sticky Wicket Book, Queen Anne Press, 1980
  • (With Jo Rice and others) The Guinness Book of Hits of the Seventies, Guinness Superlatives, 1980
  • (With others) The Guinness Book of Hits of the Sixties, Guinness Superlatives, 1984
  • (With Paul Gambaccini and Jo Rice) UK Top 1000 Singles, Guinness Books (Enfield, Middlesex, England), 1988
  • Treasures of Lord's, Marylebone Cricket Club, Collins (London, England), 1989
  • (With Paul Gambaccini and Jo Rice) The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, Guinness Publications (Enfield, Middlesex, England), 1990
  • Other
  • Editor of Heartaches Cricketers' Almanack, 1975--. Contributor tobooks and periodicals.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books:
    • Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 21, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1982.*

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