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Rice, Tim 1944- (Sir Tim Rice)

Rice, Tim 1944- (Sir Tim Rice)

PERSONAL

Full name, Timothy Miles Bindon Rice; born November 10, 1944, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England; son of Hugh Gordon and Joan Odette (maiden name, Bawden) Rice; brother of Jonathan "Jo" Rice (a writer); married Jane Artereta McIntosh, August 19, 1974; children: Eva Jane Florence, Donald Alexander Hugh; (with Nell Sully) Zoe Joan Eleanor. Education: Attended Sorbonne, University of Paris, 1963; studied law in London, 1963-66. Politics: Conservative. Avocational Interests: History of popular music, cricket.

Addresses:

Office—Heartaches Ltd., 31 Terrace, London SW13 0NR, England.

Career:

Lyricist, writer, and producer. Former member of the band Nightshift; Aardvarks (popular music group), lead vocalist, 1961-63; Pettit and Westlake, London, law clerk, 1963-66; EMI Records, London, management trainee, 1966-68; Norrie Paramor Organization, assistant record producer, 1968-69; Performing Rights Society (stage company), writer-director, beginning 1978; appeared in a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, 1981; EP Records, cofounder, 1981; member of the band Whang and the Cheviots. Music Industry Forum, member, 1998; Oxford University, Cameron Macintosh Professor at St. Catherine's College, 2003. GRRR Books, cofounder, 1978, director, 1978-c. 1995; Pavilion Books, cofounder, 1981, director, 1981-97; Really Useful Group, member of board of directors, 1986-88. Heartaches Cricket Club, founder, operator, and player, beginning 1973; Marylebone Cricket Club, president, 2002-03, and member; also member of Cricketers' Club of New South Wales. Chair of Stars Organization for Spastics, 1983-85, and Foundation for Sports and the Arts, 1991—. Sometimes credited as Sir Tim Rice.

Member:

Dramatists Club, Society of Distinguished Songwriters, Garrick Club, Groucho Club, Lord Taverners Club (president, 1988-90, 2000), Saints and Sinners Club (chair, 1990), Cricket Writers Club.

Awards, Honors:

Antoinette Perry Award nomination (with Andrew Lloyd Webber), best score, 1972, for Jesus Christ Superstar; Laurence Olivier Award, best musical, Society of West End Theatre, 1978, and Antoinette Perry Awards, best score (with Lloyd Webber) and best book of a musical, Drama Desk Award, best lyrics, and New York Drama Critics Circle Award (with Lloyd Webber), best new musical, all 1980, and nomination for Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music (with Lloyd Webber), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1997, all for Evita; Grammy Award (with Lloyd Webber), best album for a musical cast show, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1980, for cast album of Evita; Antoinette Perry Award nominations, best score (with Lloyd Webber) and best book of a musical, both 1982, for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Film and Television Music Award (with Howard Ashman and Alan Menken), top box office film, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, 1993, for Aladdin; Academy Award (with Menken), best original song, and Golden Globe Award (with Menken), best original song for a motion picture, both 1993, Grammy Award (with Menken), best original song for a motion picture or for television, 1994, and Film and Television Music Award (with Menken), most performed song from a motion picture, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, 1995, all for "A Whole New World," Aladdin; Grammy Award, best musical album for children, 1993; Antoinette Perry Award nomination (with Ashman and Menken), best original music score and Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding lyrics, both 1994, for Beauty and the Beast; knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, 1994; Academy Award, best original song, Golden Globe Award, best original song for a motion picture, Grammy Award nomination, best song written specifically for a motion picture or for television, and BMI Film and Television Award, most performed song from a film, Broadcast Music Inc., all (with Elton John) 1995, for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?," The Lion King (motion picture); Academy Award nomination (with John), best original song, 1995, for "Hakuna Matata," The Lion King; Golden Globe Award nomination and Grammy Award nomination, best original song for a motion picture, both (with John) 1995, for "Circle of Life," The Lion King; Academy Award, best original song, and Golden Satellite Award, best original song, International Press Academy, and Golden Globe Award, best original song for a motion picture, all (with Lloyd Webber) 1997, for "You Must Love Me," Evita; Antoinette Perry Award nomination (with others), best original music score, 1998, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, best musical, 1998, and Laurence Olivier Award nomination, best new musical, 2000, all for The Lion King (musical); Lifetime Achievement Award, Marco Island Film Festival, 1998; Grammy Award, best musical show album, 1999, for The Lion King; inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1999; Antoinette Perry Award (with John), best original musical score, 2000, for Aida; Annie Award nomination (with others), outstanding music in an animated feature production, International Animated Film Society, 2000, for The Road to El Dorado; Laurence Olivier Award nomination, outstanding musical production, 2004, for revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; DVD Exclusive Award nomination (with John and Nathan Lane), best original song in a DVD premiere movie, 2005, for "That's All I Need," The Lion King 1 1/2 eleven Ivor Novello Awards from British Academy of Composers and Songwriters; platinum and gold records, Recording Industry Association of America.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Specials:

Three More Men in a Boat, BBC, 1983.

The Making of "Aladdin": A Whole New World (also known as The Magic of "Aladdin"), 1992.

"The Andrew Lloyd Webber Story," A&E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1992.

Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview, CBS, 1994.

American Express Presents Backstage PassDisney's Beauty and the Beast Goes to Broadway, 1994.

Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John, ABC, 1994.

The Making of "The Lion King," Disney Channel, 1994.

Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical Comes to L.A. (also known as Disney's "Beauty and the Beast": The Broadway Musical Comes to L.A.), 1995.

Evita: The Woman behind the Myth, Arts and Entertainment, 1996.

Elton John: With a Little Help from My Friends, ITV, 1999.

Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story, 2000.

Bee Gees: This Is Where I Came In (also known as Bee Gees: This Is Where I Came In—The Official Story of the Bee Gees), Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

(In archive footage) The 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4, 2003.

Mr. Countdown: A Tribute to Richard Whiteley, Channel 4, 2005.

The Wonderful World of Whiteley, Channel 4, 2005.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) University Challenge: The Story So Far, BBC, 2006.

Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers, ITV, 2007.

We Love "The Sky at Night," BBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Pop Quiz, BBC, 1981, 1982, 1983.

Telly Addicts, BBC, 1988.

The Brain Drain, BBC, 1993.

Have I Got News for You? (also known as Have I Got a Little Bit More News for You, Have I Got Old News for You, and HIGNFY), BBC2, 1995.

Trigger Happy TV, Channel 4, 2000.

Question Time, BBC, 2000, 2001.

"Paul Jones," This Is Your Life, BBC, 2001.

"Soundtrack," Walk On By: The Story of Popular Song (also known as Popular Song: Soundtrack of the Century and The Story of Pop), ABC and Bravo, 2001.

"1981," Top Ten, Channel 4, 2001.

Breakfast with Frost, BBC1, multiple appearances, between 2001 and 2004.

Kelly, UTV, 2002.

(Uncredited) Voice (in archive footage), "It's Time for ‘Just a Minute,’" Arena, BBC, 2002.

"Malcolm Arnold: Toward the Unknown Region, Part 2," The South Bank Show, ITV, 2004.

"Stage vs. Critics," University Challenge, BBC, 2004.

Top Gear (also known as Top Gear Xtra), BBC, 2005.

Mastermind (also known as Celebrity Mastermind and Junior Mastermind), BBC, 2005.

Sunday AM (also known as The Andrew Marr Show), BBC, 2005, 2007.

Parkinson, BBC, 2006.

Himself, "Those Were the Days," Grumpy Old Men, BBC, 2006.

Himself, "This Is the Price We Pay," Grumpy Old Men, BBC, 2006.

Himself, "Being John Grumpy," Grumpy Old Men, BBC, 2006.

Breakfast, BBC, 2006.

The Daily Politics, BBC, 2007.

Any Dream Will Do, BBC, 2007.

News 24 Sunday, BBC, 2007.

Appeared in Broadway: The American Musical, PBS, Friday Night Saturday Morning, Disco, Mild Seven Videography, and Musical Triangles.

Television Appearances; Series:

Host, Friday Night, Saturday Morning, 1979-82.

Tim Rice, BBC, 1983.

Countdown, Channel 4, multiple appearances, 1989-2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

One Hit Wonderland, 2001.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Newscaster, The Survivor, Ginnane, 1980.

(Uncredited) Himself (in archive footage), About a Boy, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Wittering, Cricket (half-act operetta), Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, 1986.

Auctioneer, The Likes of Us, Sydmonton Festival, Mermaid Theatre, Hampshire, England, 2005.

Appeared as Pharaoh in some early performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 1960s.

Concert Performances:

Tim Rice and Friends in Concert, Hong Kong Civic Center, Hong Kong, 1984.

An Evening with Tim Rice and Friends, Australian and New Zealand cities, 1985.

Host, An Evening with Tim Rice, University of Texas at El Paso Dinner Theatre, El Paso, TX, 1992-93.

Host, Tim Rice Concert Spectacular, Australian cities, 2000.

Host, Sir Tim Rice Presents the Greatest Musicals, Holders Season Performing Arts Festival, Barbados, 2002.

Host, The Night of 1000 Voices: Sir Tim Rice, Royal Albert Hall, London, 2002.

Host, The Songs of Tim Rice, Henley Festival, Oxfordshire, England, 2003.

Host, An Evening with Sir Tim Rice, Holders Season Performing Arts Festival, 2007.

Host, Chess in Concert, Royal Albert Hall, 2008.

Stage Coproducer:

Blondel, 1983, revised edition, London, 2006.

Chess, London, 1986.

Anything Goes, Prince Edward Theatre, London, 1989.

Radio Appearances:

Appeared in Just a Minute and Trivia Test Match, both BBC.

RECORDINGS

Albums; Lyricist:

Jesus Christ Superstar, concept album, 1970, Broadway cast album, Decca, 1971, film soundtrack recording, MCA Records, 1973, new London cast recording, 1996.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 1973, soundtrack album, MCA Records, 1974, original Broadway cast album, Chrysalis, 1982.

Evita, concept album, MCA Records, 1976, London cast album, 1978, Broadway cast album, MCA Records, 1979, new London cast album, 2006.

Blondel, London cast album, MCA Records, 1983.

Chess, concept album, RCA, 1984, original Broadway cast album, 1988.

The Very Best of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber: Performance, 1985.

The Premiere Collection—The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1988.

Walt Disney Pictures Presents Aladdin, soundtrack album, Walt Disney Records, 1992.

Tycoon (concept album), 1992.

I Know Them So Well—The Best of Tim Rice (also known as Any Dream Will Do), 1993.

The Premiere Collection Encore, 1993.

Beauty and the Beast, Broadway cast album, 1994.

The Lion King, film soundtrack album, Walt Disney Records, 1994, Broadway cast album, 1997.

Evita—The Complete Motion Picture Soundtrack, Warner Bros., 1996.

Tim Rice Collection: Stage and Screen Classics, 1996.

The Tim Rice Collection, 1996.

King David (concert album), 1997.

The Best of Tim Rice, 1999.

Aida, all-star album, 1999, Broadway cast album, 2000.

Now & Forever, five volumes, 2001.

The Likes of Us, 2005.

Other albums include soundtrack recording of The Road to El Dorado and compilation album That's My Story: Words and Music by Tim Rice and Friends. In addition to work as lyricist, also performed as vocalist for miscellaneous segments of some albums.

Albums; Other:

(With Nightshift) That's My Story, Mills Music, 1965.

(Produced, with Andrew Lloyd Weber) Elvis Presley, It's Easy for You, 1976.

Coproducer of the Elaine Paige album Stages, Cinema.

Videos:

Chess Notes (unproduced prototype version of the stage play Chess), RCA/Columbia-Hoyts Home Video, 1985.

Lyrics by Tim Rice (also known as The Lyrics of Tim Rice), 1985.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Premiere Collection Encore, 1992.

Abba: The Winner Takes It All (also known as Abba: The Winner Takes It All—The Abba Story), 1999.

Classic Albums: Elton John—Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 2001.

(In archive footage) The Very Best of "Have I Got News for You," 2002.

Exclusive Interview with Master Lyricist Tim Rice: Jesus Christ Superstar Special Edition DVD, 2004.

WRITINGS

Stage Lyrics:

The Likes of Us, 1965, first produced at Sydmonton Festival, Mermaid Theatre, Hampshire, England, 2005.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hammersmith, England, 1968, London, 1972, Broadway production, 1981, adapted as a book with Lloyd Webber and published by Holt, 1982, revived at London Palladium, c. 1991-93, revived again in London, 2003.

(And author of stage play, with Lloyd Webber) Jesus Christ Superstar, music by Lloyd Webber, first produced in 1970, then New York City, 1971, Broadway production, 1972, revived at Paramount Theatre, New York City, 1995.

(And author of stage play, with Lloyd Webber) Evita, music by Lloyd Webber, first produced in 1976, then London, 1978, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA, 1979, and Broadway production, 1979, revived at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1995-96.

Blondel, music by Stephen Oliver, produced in London, 1983, then New York City, 1985, revised version, London, 2006.

Chess, music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson, produced in 1984, then in London, 1986, produced on Broadway with additional dialogue by Richard Nelson, 1988.

Cricket (half-act operetta), music by Lloyd Webber, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, 1986.

Tycoon, music by Michel Berger, 1992.

Sunset Boulevard, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1993, then New York City, 1994.

(With Howard Ashman) Beauty and the Beast, music by Alan Menken, Palace Theatre, New York City, beginning 1994.

Heathcliff, music by John Farrar, produced in various British cities, 1996-97.

King David, music by Menken, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 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, beginning 1997, then Lyceum Theatre, London, 1999.

Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida, music by Elton John, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 1998, revised version produced as Aida, Chicago, IL, 1999, then Palace Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Rice's unproduced plays include Come Back Richard, Your Country Needs You. Rice's plays have been produced in many revivals and in lesser venues throughout the world.

Song Lyrics for Films:

"Baby, You're Good for Me," Gumshoe, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Columbia, 1972.

Jesus Christ Superstar, music by Lloyd Webber, adapted from stage version, Universal, 1973.

The Odessa File (also known as Die Akte Odessa and Der Fall Odessa), music by 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 You Feel 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, adapted from stage version, Buena Vista, 1996.

Title son, music by Lalo Schifrin, Something to Believe In, 1997.

"Walking Tall," music by Burt Bacharach, Stuart Little, Columbia, 1999.

The Road to El Dorado (animated; also known as The Gold of El Dorado), DreamWorks, 2000.

"That's All I Need," The Lion King 1 1/2 (animated; also known as The Lion King 3), Buena Vista Home Video/Walt Disney Home Video, 2004.

Nutcracker: The Untold Story, music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Mirovision, 2008.

Television Specials:

Script and lyrics, Joseph 2000 (also known as Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), PBS, 2000.

Song Lyrics for Television:

"The Only Way to Go," music by Marvin Hamlisch, The Entertainer (movie), music by Marvin Hamlisch, NBC, 1976.

"Amneris's Letter," Shania Twain's Winter Break (special), CBS, 1999.

Song Lyrics; Other:

Lyricist for the songs "That's My Story," 1965; "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; also lyricist for "Hot As Sun," music by Paul McCartney; "The Legal Boys," music by Elton John; and (with others) "A Remarkable Woman;" other collaborators include Mike Batt, Graham Gouldman, Richard Kerr, Francis Lai, Freddie Mercury, Lalo Schifrin, Vangelis, and Rick Wakeman.

Books:

(With Paul Gambaccini, brother Jo Rice, and Mike Read) The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles, Guinness Superlatives, 1977, 6th edition, 1991, published in the United States as British Hit Singles, Billboard Books, 1991.

(With Andrew Lloyd Webber) Evita: The Legend of Eva Peron, 1919-1952, Drama Book Specialists, 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 Gambaccini and Jo Rice) UK Top 1000 Singles, Guinness Books, 1988.

Treasures of Lord's, Marylebone Cricket Club, Collins, 1989.

(With Gambaccini and Jo Rice) The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, Guinness Publications, 1990.

(With Gambaccini, Jo Rice, and Tony Brown) The Complete Eurovision Song Contest Companion, 1998.

Oh, What a Circus (autobiography), Hodder and Stoughton, 1999.

Contributor to other books.

Other:

Scriptwriter for a television miniseries on the history of popular music, BBC. Cricket columnist for London Daily Telegraph. Contributor to periodicals, including cricket magazines. Editor of Heartaches Cricketers' Almanack, 1975—.

ADAPTATIONS

Rice's stage plays have been broadcast on television and recorded on videotape. Song lyrics from his stage plays have been performed in dozens of television series, specials, and movies, and in feature films.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Braun, M., Jesus Christ Superstar, 1972.

Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 21, Gale, 1982.

Frantz, D., Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical, 1995.

Hartston, W., Chess: The Making of the Musical, 1986.

Lassell, M., Aida: The Making of the Broadway Musical, 2000.

Lassell, M., Disney on Broadway, 2002.

Nassour, E., and R. Broderick, Rock Opera: The Creation of Jesus Christ Superstar, 1973.

Parker, A., The Making of "Evita," 1996.

Rice, Tim, Oh, What a Circus, Hodder & Stoughton, 1999.

Taymor, Julie, The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway, 1998.

Electronic:

Tim Rice Official Site,http://www.timrice.co.uk, May 1, 2008.

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