Episode 191 of the FULL VOICE Podcast features musical theatre repertoire for young(ish) performers with Nicky Phillips, co-creator of the Tweens n’ Teens Songbook. Nicky discusses the inspiration and creative process behind this project. Nicky shares details about her successful online voice studio and gives FULL VOICE Podcast listeners a preview of the exciting new music from the upcoming ‘Tweens ‘n Teens Volume Two.’
The Tweens ‘n Teens Songbook
Nicky’s online voice studio
Songs by Nicky Phillips and Sarah Ziegler featured in this podcast:
Julia, You’re Fired! featuring Elena Holder
Julia for Justice featuring Sophia Manicone (From the upcoming Volume 2)
It’s Just Not My Thing featuring Sarah Bock
Dino Kid featuring Layla Capers
About our Guest
Nicky Phillips is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and teacher.
She is currently a member of the BMI-Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, where she was awarded the Jean Banks Award for outstanding achievement in Musical Theatre. An alumnus of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Nicky was mentored by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Craig Carnelia. Her work has been showcased at Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Don’t Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and The New York Theatre Barn. She has had writing residencies at CAP21, the Human Race Theatre Company and was awarded the artist in residence at the Margret and H.A.Rey Center. She was honored to have written an original song for Colm Wilkinson that was featured in Music of the Night-a tribute to Colm Wilkinson.
As a musical theatre writer, Nicky’s musical works include: The Last Party (Toronto Fringe Festival); Rey Of Light (ASCAP Stephen Schwartz Workshop, Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, CMTP); In Between (Bravo Academy); Stagefright (Prospect Theatre Musical Theatre Lab); Becoming Tussaud (In Development); Bus Trip (BMI); contributed material to Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age (Forte Musical Theatre Guild); In Flanders Fields (First commissioned and produced by Smile Theatre Company, additional productions at Golden Apple Theatre and Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary where it was nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production).
As a composer for the theatre, Nicky has written music for the following plays: The Snow Queen (Theatre New Brunswick); Buyer and Cellar (Alberta Theatre Projects); Old Man And The River (Theatre Direct); Jane Eyre, The Penelopiad and The 39 Steps, (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). She is a proud member of ASCAP where she was awarded a 2018 ASCAP Plus Award.