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About George Griggs

GEORGE GRIGGS is a composer and lyricist. In 2010, the workshop version of Gibby Stone And Her Problem, with music and lyrics by Griggs, ran at 59E59 Street Theatre as part of the East to Edinburgh Festival. The show then went on to a European tour later that year.

In August 2007, his score FAB! A Musical Pop-toon! played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to wide acclaim. MOD was selected for the ASCAP Music Theatre Workshop (directed by Stephen Schwartz). In 2012, FAB! was remounted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival presented by the UK production team of Hartshorn/Hook.

His rock "radio play" Transmitter Man, produced by Todd Tobias (Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard) was released spring 2007.

Previous commissions include Hearts Are Wild with The City Theater in Pittsburgh, PA, Heat Lightning at Kirk Theater, NYC, various works with New York University TISCH School, and composer/lyricist-in-residence at Yale University (the American premiere of Dario Fo's About Face).

In July of 2005, The Infinity Theater Company toured with Griggs' A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Rock Opera. Performances took place throughout the East Coast including Universal Studios Orlando and Disney World. In 2009, The Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington, D.C., presented songs from A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Rock Opera as part of their annual gala, which honored Sir Ian McKellen.

His recordings A Midsummer Night's Dream, Heat Lightning and Transmitter Man, are distributed by Original Cast Recordings and

As lead singer, and songwriter, for the original rock band "Showbiz", Griggs toured as an opening act with Aerosmith, Twisted Sister, The Talking Heads, Joan Jett, and The Ramones, among others.

He is a member of ASCAP, BMI Musical Theater Workshop Alumnus.