The American writer and composer will make his London debut at The Other Palace on the 20th July 2023.
It has been announced that writer and composer Khiyon Hursey will make his London debut this summer on Thursday 20 July at The Other Palace Studio to showcase his work from stage musicals, films, upcoming productions and shows in development.
He will be joined at this special performance by composer and lyricist Julian Hornik, award-winning singer-songwriter Cheeyang Ng and West End performers Allyson Ava-Brown (Hamilton) and Danielle Steers (SIX, The Cher Show). Details of the full line-up have yet to be announced.
Khiyon Hursey recently co-wrote the songs for the Apple TV+ musical Spirited with Oscar Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer. The film features the critically acclaimed Good Afternoon, which was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Khiyon was staff writer for Soundtrack on Netflix and is currently co-writing Love in America, a movie musical to be produced by Issa Rae. Amongst many other accolades, he was the recipient of the 2020 Stephen Schwartz Award for which he wrote the song Higher, performed by Eden Espinosa.
The composer got his start as the music assistant on the off-Broadway and Broadway productions, and the Grammy Award-winning cast album of Hamilton. He is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Irving Burgie Scholarship, the Bart Howard Songwriting Scholarship, the Lucille and Jack Yellen Award, a 2016 NAMT Writers Grant, a 2016/2017 Dramatists Guild Musical Theater Fellow, 2017 Space on Ryder Farm Residency, 2018 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project residency, 2019 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, 2019 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and the 2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals. His musical Eastbound was selected for the 2020 National Alliance of Musical Theatre Conference and he has works in development at New York Stage and Film and Ars Nova.
This concert is being produced by New Frame Productions.
To book tickets visit: https://theotherpalace.co.uk/khiyon-hursey-in-concert/