Beguelin received an MFA from the graduate writing program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Beguelin wrote the book and lyrics for The Rhythm Club which was produced at the Signature Theatre, Arlington, Virginia in 2000 and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. He wrote the book and lyrics for Wicked City, which was produced at the American Stage Company and the Mason Street Warehouse, and he wrote the books for Disney's Aladdin and On the Record.
As a screenwriter, Beguelin sold a script to Grammnet Productions and also worked as a staff writer for Disney's live action film department in California.
Casey Nicholaw is expected to direct and choreograph the stage musical Aladdin which is expected to run at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, Washington, July 7–31, 2011. It will use songs from the 1992 film Aladdin, with a new book by Chad Beguelin and new lyrics by Beguelin and Alan Menken. The musical is expected to open on Broadway in 2014.
Chad Beguelin is an American playwright who wrote the lyrics and co-book for the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer. He was nominated for two Tony Awards for his work on the musical, as well as a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics. He also wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf the Musical. Beguelin currently lives in Manhattan with his partner Tom and their Yorkshire Terrier Bailey. Beguelin makes his off-broadway playwrighting debut with Harbor, directed by Mark Lamos.
Beguelin makes his off-broadway playwrighting debut with Harbor, directed by Mark Lamos, presented by Primary Stages.
Along with two Tony Award nominations and one Drama Desk Award nomination, Beguelin has received the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Award, and the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing.
The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar
Sheet music: 128 pages
Publisher: CHERRY LANE MUSIC COMP (December 1, 2007)
Amazon: The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy
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