writer - Composer - lyricist

Alastair William King

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Alastair William King began his composing career writing musicals for London’s West End and and recently composed the score for the Off- Broadway musical The Little Match Girl (St.Luke’s Theatre).

He is currently working on the score for The Windiest Corner of the World, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Jon Marans (Paint Your Wagon, Old Wicked Songs).

Prior to this he wrote scores for New York Musical Festival productions of The Family Fiorelli, Outlaws -The Ballad of Billy the Kid (co-bookwriter) and Ultimate Man! (co-lyricist). He wrote the music for the Celtic rock musical Christy and the Playboys (Stowe, Vermont) and the book, music and lyrics for the revue Relationships (TADA Theatre, NYC). His compositions for younger audiences include The Adventures of Superbunny, A Superbunny Christmas and Superbunny’s Pirate Vacation all produced in New York City and available through Brooklyn Publishers and Heuer Publishing.

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Two of Alastair’s works have been produced internationally - The Ultimate Man in London at the Bridewell Theatre and an earlier production of The Little Match Girl in Shenzhen, China. His compositions can also be heard accompanying children’s books on Chinese to English bilingual reading apps available from Neumedias. He co-wrote the pop song Why Do I Still Think of You? (recorded by Toni Daya on Viva Records and available on iTunes and Spotify), Something About You (recorded by Zsa Zsa Badilla, released by Warner Music) and Not Enough (lyrics by Brooke Shields, Jasper Music Ltd.).

A US citizen for many years, Alastair is originally from Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of 12 he was a soloist with BBC Television’s Songs of Praise. He went on to study at the Italia Conti Stage School in London and made his West End debut at 22 in the musical Barnardo going on to perform as a dancer at The London Palladium, The Royal Opera Ballet at Covent Garden and in cabaret at La Vie En Rose. He also danced for ZDF television’s Show Express and in the pop video Total Eclipse of the Heart and was hired by Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance) to dance in a show in London’s West End. As a recording artist, he has recorded many of his own pop songs.

As a pianist and accompanist he has played at St. Peter’s Church (Citicorp Building), The Kosciuzsko Foundation, Windows of the World, Chez Josephine and The Rainbow Room. His songwriting skills with children were featured on NY1 and his songs helped raise funds for Young Audiences NY. Alastair is the recipient of an Anna Sosenko Grant and is a member of Dramatist Guild, ASCAP and American Equity Association.

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what people are saying

"Undoubted showstoppers superbly done. Melodies by Alastair William King that soar and have drive."

Rob Lester - Edge, New York City

"A sparkling score by the Glasgow born composer..."

William Russell- The Herald, Scotland
the ultimate man

"Not only does its score, which features music by Alastair William King...legitimately sizzle, it's done straight, in the grand tradition of serving its story."

Matthew Murray – www.talkinbroadway.com

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