Paul Lewis is a Seattle-based composer and playwright whose staged work includes musicals, full-length and one-act plays, a children’s opera, and a choral and orchestral requiem. Recent projects include a musical adaptation of Margaret Wise Brown’s iconic 1942 book The Runaway Bunny (Boston Children’s Theatre); The Crossing, A Musical (Theater Schmeater and Jewel Box Theatre), winner of a Seattle Times 2016 Footlights Award for Promising New Work, and nominated by Seattle Theater Writers for outstanding musical composition; a musical adaptation of the children’s literature classic Caps for Sale (Boston Children’s Theatre); the full-length play Oblivion (Driftwood Players, after staged readings at Atlantic Stage, Raven Players, and HRC Showcase Theatre); and The Hours of Life, A Musical (Theatre22).  Other Theatre for Young Audiences pieces include The Bremen Town Black Cat Band (Valley Center Stage), published by YouthPLAYS; and The Gingerbread Man, A Musical (Valley Center Stage). Paul’s musical underscoring for The Pride (Theatre22) also picked up a 2016 music nomination from Seattle Theater Writers.  His one-act plays have been staged at play festivals across the country and in Canada, Mexico and the UK, winning Best of Festival awards in a number of these; and they have been published in Best Ten-Minute Play and Best Stage Monologue anthologies. His full-length play The Names has had developmental readings at Equity Library Theatre Chicago, Atlantic Stage, FUSION, and Macha Monkey, and his full-length musical Still Life Davenport was recently workshopped at a Seattle-area theatre. He is a member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild of America and the recipient of a 2017 Island Treasure award for significant contributions to the arts and humanities.

Paul may be contacted at writing.musicals@gmail.com. Scripts and script samples may be found at newplayexchange.org by searching for the writer's name.

 HarperCollins manages performance licensing for Caps for Sale as well as The Runaway Bunny. They may be reached at ChildrensPermissions@HARPERCOLLINS.com