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Thomas Tierney

Born: Missouri
Connection to Illinois: Tierney was raised in Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana.

Biography: Thomas Tierney is a composer-lyricist. He wrote the music for ELEANOR--An American Love Story at Ford's Theatre in Washington and many other U.S. theatres--and NARNIA, based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (London and New York--and more than 1000 productions worldwide). His musical The Year of Living Dangerously was produced in concert by Manhattan's popular nightclub Feinstein's/54 Below and in 2020 it was live-streamed. Other shows: Jungle Queen Debutante (New York's NAMT Festival and Seattle's Village Theatre in Issaquah); Off-Broadway's Pets!; The Dream Team at Goodspeed Opera; Tommy Tune's one-man musical Ichabod; Diamond and the North Wind; and ZACK HILL and the Rocket Blaster Man Adventure. He composed six shows for TheatreWorks/USA and AT&T's theme song for Disney’s EPCOT Center. For TV he did the music for two episodes of NBC's Emmy Award winning Unicorn Tales and he has written many corporate shows. Tom has performed his own music at Lincoln Center and at the White House and has won numerous ASCAP awards.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Five Guys in a Beetle: The Grandest Grand Tour: Europe 1963
ISBN: 1632933489 OCLC:

Sunstone Press 2021

This travel memoir, about a group of college buddies exploring 1963 Europe, provides the backdrop for a journey of self-discovery that ignites the bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime --