Paul Gordon

Building Musicals For a Better World


                                    Preston Sadlier and Sarah Stiles

                                    Preston Sadlier and Sarah Stiles

Paul Gordon is a composer, lyricist and librettist.  He co-wrote the Broadway musical Jane Eyre, nominated for Five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score.  He won the 2015 Jeff Award for his score and libretto to Sense and Sensibility.  He was also awarded the 2011 Ovation award for his music and lyrics to Daddy Long Legs and won the 2008 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for his book to the musical Emma, which had its world premier at TheatreWorks Palo Alto and has played all across the country including Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.  Daddy Long Legs, written with John Caird, premiered at The Rubicon Theatre Company in the Fall of 2009, and has had productions all around


the world.  It opened Off-Broadway at the Davenport Theatre in the fall of 2015 where it was nominated for numerous awards. Analog and Vinyl premiered at The Weston Playhouse in Summer of 2014 after debuting at the 2013 NAMT Festival.  Sense and Sensibility, commissioned by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, had it's world premier in the spring of 2015 and played the Old Globe theater in June of 2016.  Being Earnest, written with Jay Gruska, premiered at TheatreWorks Palo Alto in April of 2013.  Little Miss Scrooge, written with John Caird and Sam Caird, continues to be developed for Broadway.   In his former life, Paul was a pop songwriter who wrote several number one songs and has been awarded multiple Gold and Platinum Records and 12 ASCAP awards.