Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner wrote the score for the Broadway musical comedy FIRST DATE, which premiered at the Longacre Theatre starring Zachary Levi and has subsequently had over two hundred productions around the world.
Zachary and Weiner are currently writing the screenplay and songs for an original live-action movie musical for TriStar Pictures (Jason Reed Productions). They recently developed DUET, a musical soap TV series for ABC (Lionsgate TV/Tannenbaum Co.) with Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist creator Austin Winsberg. Additionally, they’re writing songs for an animated musical feature at DreamWorks Animation.
The duo also contributed the first original song for Disney+ HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES and penned all the songs for the critically acclaimed musical episode of ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME. They’ve also developed pilots, movies and songs for ABC, CW, FOX, Disney Channel, VH1, Nickelodeon and Amazon Studios.
Upcoming stage musicals: 17 AGAIN (dir: Adam Shankman) and 13 GOING ON 30 (dir: Andy Fickman). The team also wrote music and lyrics for a stage musical adaptation of the cult family film SECONDHAND LIONS (book: Rupert Holmes / prod: Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures) which debuted at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre (world premiere recording on Broadway Records).
Zachary & Weiner had the honor of writing the script and songs for the hottest musical act in the world of Harry Potter, CELESTINA WARBECK & THE BANSHEES, 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 created songs and stage shows for Disney Theme Parks around the globe.
Zachary & Weiner are recipients of the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, presented by Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz.