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William Squier

WILLIAM SQUIER

  (1957 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Beacon Artists Agency  

An Emmy Award winner for writing WKYC-TV's Unusual Phenomenon, WILLIAM SQUIER's work has also appeared Off-B'way: the Treatment of Doctor Love (Playhouse 91); Off-Off B'way: G-Man (Nat Horne Theatre), Babalu (Sanford Meisner, music/co-lyrics: J. Goldstein); Walt Disney World: Disney's Doug Live! (a four million dollar production and the park's first 100% original musical; music: J. Lodin); regionally: Boywonder (Contemporary Arts, Depot Theatre), A Hundred Years into the Heart -- optioned for Off-Broadway in 2008 (New York Musical Theater Festival, Spirit of Broadway, book: R. Vetere, music: J. Lodin), the Klemperers' New Clothes (Actors's Playhouse, Columbia Entertainment Co., Curtain Call, Inc., music: N. Weiss), Rebels 1775 (Starlight Theatre, Spirit of Broadway, NETC, co-book: J. Allen, M. Allen, music: J. Lodin), Route 66 (Kansas City Musical Theater Festival, University of Maine, co-book: J. Goldstein, music: Fred Stark), the Three Scrooges (Curtain Call, Ingersoll Theatre, music/co-book: J. Goldstein), Top of the Heap (Cardiff International Musical Theater Festival, New Voices in the Heartland, the Theatre Building Chicago music: J. Lodin); television: It's the Weekend (ABC, music: J. Goldstein), P.B.&J. Otter (Disney ChAnnel, music: J. Lodin); film: Doug's First Movie (music: J. Lodin); he wrote the lyrics for the song that opened International Children's Festival in Paris; in workshop: AMAS, ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop (CA, FL & NY), CAP 21, the Directors Company, the Drama League, Ensemble Theatre (Santa Barbara), Music in a Box, the Stamford Center for the Arts, the Theatre Building (Chicago) and the York Theatre. He was awarded a 2003 Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, a Meet the Composer grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Coleman A. Jennings Award, the Jackie White Memorial Award and the 11th Annual National Children's Festival's new script award. Bill's writing for other media includes newspapers, magazines, radio and an award-winning series of home videos on parenting issues. His articles, profiles and reviews have appeared in national publications that include Newsweek Magazine. He has also scripted educational videos that were awarded the Gold Cindy Award (Association of Visual Communicators), the Gold Camera Award (U.S. International Film & Video Festival), a 1998 Parent's Choice Approval and the Grand Prize at Questar Awards. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and BMI.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of William Squier's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Benedict Arnold         Blindsided By A Diaper         Boywonder         Doug Live!         Hundred Years into the Heart, A         Klemperer's New Clothes         Merrilee Mannerly         Merry Mulberry Street Musical         Music is My Fist         Rebels         Route 66         Three Scrooges, The         Top of the Heap



Benedict Arnold

Synopsis:
about the the infamous traitor

Notes:
book by Richard Vetere, music by Jeffrey Lodin and lyrics by William Squier

1st Produced:
Staged Reading Presented At The Spirit Of Broadway Theater, Norwich, Ct    12 Sep 2013

Organisations:
Spirit of Broadway Theater

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musical

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Blindsided By A Diaper

Synopsis:
Lisa and Jeff newly weds. Lisa has become pregnant. After the baby is born a couple become a family

Notes:
Music by Jeffrey Lodin; lyrics by William Squier; book by Dana Hilmer; William Squier

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Genre:
Musical

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Boywonder

Synopsis:
the host of a daytime talkshow finds it harder and harder to tell the difference between televised reality and actual reality.

Notes:
written with music by Jerold Goldstein

1st Produced:
Contemporary Arts    1991

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Doug Live!

Synopsis:
Strap on your imagination for a Doug adventure so cool it had to come to life!" advised the promotional material for Doug Live!, our Disney-MGM Studios theme Park show based on the popular animated series Doug.

Notes:
written with music by Jeffrey Lodin

1st Produced:
Walt Disney World    1999

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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  1dog

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Hundred Years into the Heart, A

Synopsis:
In the late 1950's, an infant fell from the sixth floor window of an apartment building in Queens, New York. A boy, passing through the alley below, caught the child and saved his life. This incident became the inspiration for this romantic new musical

Notes:
written with book by Richard Vetere And music by Jeffrey Lodin

1st Produced:
New York Musical Theatre Festival    2004

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Klemperer's New Clothes

Synopsis:
Winner of the Coleman A. Jennings New Script Award and the Jackie White Memorial Children's Playwriting Contest. A modern adaption of the Emperor's New Clothes

Notes:
written with music by Norman Weiss

1st Produced:
Columbia Entertainment Company    2004

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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  chorus

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Merrilee Mannerly

Synopsis:
Merrilee is an expert on manners. She is shocked when a Princess moves in next door who has none

Notes:
book by Mary Cashman, William Squier & Cynthia Whipple. Music by Jeffrey Lodin. Lyrics by William Squier

1st Produced:
Summer Theatre Of New Canaan. New Canaan, Ct    2014

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Genre:
Musical TYA

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Merry Mulberry Street Musical

Synopsis:
Lower East Side 1944. The sons are away fighting in the War. The sisters-in-law bicker and fight

Notes:
Music by Jeffrey Lodin; lyrics by William Squier; book by Lou Urnsone

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Genre:
Musical

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Music is My Fist

Synopsis:
An evening with the "Pope of Pop," Nicholas Albert Sobella.

Notes:
co-authors: Scott Blakeman & Robert Taub, music Jerold Goldstein, lyrics William Squier

1st Produced:
Steve Mcgraw's    1992

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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  Accompanist

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Rebels

Synopsis:
A large-scale historical musical, set in Boston, about the beginnings of the American Revolution.

Notes:
co-authors: John Allen & Mana Allen, music: Jeffrey Lodin, lyrics: William Squier & John Allen, original story: John Allen.

1st Produced:
The Starlight Theatre    2000

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Genre:
Historical Musical Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  1 F Child

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Route 66

Synopsis:
ROUTE 66 is a new romantic musical comedy about a charmingly neurotic freelance journalist from Chicago and the cowboy photographer that she teams up to do a magazine piece about the historic old highway. In the process of rediscovering America, the two of them fall in love - not only with one another, but with the good ole U.S.A.

Notes:
book by Jerold Goldstein and William Squier, music by Fred Stark, and lyrics by Squier

1st Produced:
Kansas City Crossroads Festival Of New Musicals    2006

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Genre:
Musical Romantic Comedy Musical

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Three Scrooges, The

Synopsis:
Charles Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol' collides with the antics of Harry, Eb & Farley: the Three Scrooges, in this rib-tickling, heart-tugging, eye-gouging holiday musical.

Notes:
co-author: Jerold Goldstein, music Jerold Goldstein, lyrics William Squier

1st Produced:
Curtain Call, Inc.    2001

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1st Published:
Miracle of 2 Productions,    -

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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  Accompanist

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Top of the Heap

Synopsis:
It's New York City, 1955. the Brooklyn Dodgers are about to square off with the Yankees in a World Series that will net "dem bums" their first title in 55 years. So, TV's most popular variety program, "Top of the Heap," is headed to Brooklyn for a live, remote broadcast tied into the Series. A struggling pair of nightclub comics see this as a chance to bluff their way out of the dives where they perform and into television. But, they soon discover just how high a price they'll have to pay.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
book And lyrics by William Squier; music by Jeffrey Lodin

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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