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NYMF
FINALIST
2020
Selected for Production
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H. Fawcett

Book and Lyrics

Harry Fawcett’s, Madam of the Atom, was a Finalist at the iconic NYMF 2020 (New York Music Festival). Slated for production, his musical was shelved due to the Covid-19 lock-down.

 

A Broadway veteran of four musicals, Harry (aka Allen) starred above-the-title as ‘Joseph’ with the late, Laurie Beechman, in the American premiere of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ (The Royale Theatre).

A graduate of the American University, Fawcett has taught English and Theatre at the high school and college levels.

 

In Hollywood, Fawcett provided creative services as a comedy consultant for the half-hour sit com, "Harry and the Henderson’s,” an Amblin Entertainment production at Universal Studios. Steven Spielberg & Lynn Oliver, Executive Producers.”

                                               

A resident of New Jersey, Fawcett is a member of the Dramatists Guild and received commercial producer training from New York’s CTI (Commercial Theatre Institute).

                                               

Inspired by his father's work as a chemist on the Manhattan Project, Fawcett is an avid student of science history. Madam of the Atom is his latest musical theatre endeavor, in collaboration with Grammy and Emmy nominated composer, Dr. David L. Tolley.

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David L. Tolley, Ph.D

Composer

Dr. David L. Tolley is Professor of Music and head of the Music Industry Program at Delaware State University (HBCU).

 

His principal awards include: 2020 Emmy Nomination, Best Score, "Alone In America"; 2003 Grammy Nomination, Show Album, "VALENTINO - THE MUSICAL"; 2003 Grammy Nomination, song "Sweet Romance":

 

2014 Excellence in Service to Students Award, National Society of Leadership and Success.

 

In 2018, Dr. Tolley I traveled to Chiina as a Music Ambassador, presenting and performing­ as a featured Pianist at Changchun

University.

 

As a composer, Dr. Tolley has written for ABC, NBC, CBS and authored a two-hour orchestral soundtrack for DISNEYLAND, PARIS. Since 1992, his score has played eighteen hours a day, 365 days a year in DISCOVERYLAND. In addition, Steven Spielberg, contracted him to compose and produce the music and soundtrack for 'STARBRIGHT WORLD.'

 

Dr. Tolley was discovered by the late Johnny Carson on THE TONIGHT SHOW at the age of twenty-five. (discovery by Carson moment video available on YouTube). He has performed at The White House for three Presidents and toured Europe with Jon Anderson's group, 'YES.'

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