Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner are currently writing THE REAL FAIRY GODMOTHER, a new comedy TV series for ABC, starring Kristin Chenoweth. Recently, the duo penned all the songs for the critically acclaimed musical episode of ABC’s fantasy series ONCE UPON A TIME. Zachary & Weiner also wrote the score for the Broadway musical FIRST DATE, which played on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre and has subsequently had over a hundred productions around the world.
Upcoming stage musicals include: 17 AGAIN (director: Adam Shankman) and 13 GOING ON 30 (director: Andy Fickman). The team also wrote music and lyrics for a stage musical adaptation of the film SECONDHAND LIONS (book: Rupert Holmes / producer: Warner Brothers) which premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre.
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, 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 created songs and stage shows for Disney Theme Parks around the globe.
The writing team has developed pilots, movies and songs for ABC, 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.