Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner recently wrote all the songs for the musical episode of ABC’s fantasy series ONCE UPON A TIME. They are best known for their Broadway musical FIRST DATE, which enjoyed a sold-out world premiere at Seattle’s 5th Avenue/ACT Theatres, prior to opening on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, starring Zachary Levi (TV’s Chuck, Disney’s Tangled) and Krysta Rodriguez (TV’s Smash). FIRST DATE has subsequently been produced in Japan, Mexico, Israel, Argentina, Italy, Australia, Greece, France, South Korea and across the United States.
Zachary & Weiner also wrote music and lyrics for a Broadway musical adaptation of the film SECONDHAND LIONS (book: Rupert Holmes / producer: Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures) which premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. Upcoming stage musicals include: 17 AGAIN (directed by Adam Shankman / produced by Warner Bros.) and INTERMISSION!, an original musical comedy with Jerry Zucker, co-creator of Airplane! and The Naked Gun, premiering at the 5th Avenue Theatre in the ‘17-‘18 season.
The team had the honor of writing the script and songs for the hottest musical act in the world of Harry Potter, CELESTINA WARBECK & THE BANSHEES, based on a character created by J.K. Rowling – currently playing at Universal Studios Orlando. Additionally, the duo wrote the book and songs for Disney Cruise Line’s long-running original stage musical TWICE CHARMED (soundtrack on Walt Disney Records) and have also created songs and stage shows for Disney Theme Parks around the globe.
In the worlds of film, TV and online media, Zachary & Weiner scripted a pilot for ABC, produced by Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, and have written pilots, movies and songs for FOX, Disney Channel, VH1, Nickelodeon and Amazon Studios. And you may have heard their irreverent theme song for FOLGERS COFFEE entitled “HAPPY MORNING” which was featured in a popular viral marketing campaign that swept the Internet.
Zachary & Weiner are recipients of the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, presented by Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz.