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A prolific lyricist and librettist, Tim Rice was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, in the fall of 1944. Rice pursued his university education at Lancing College and, briefly, at l'Universite de Paris - Sorbonne. He was considering a legal career around the time that he met Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1965. Three years later, the two young men composed... See full bio »

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Known For

Aladdin Music Department
The Lion King Music Department
Evita Music Department
Beauty and the Beast Music Department


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 2019 The Lion King (songs: lyrics by)
 2019 Aladdin (songs: lyrics by)
 2017/I Beauty and the Beast (songs: lyrics by)
 2016 Gintberg på kanten (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Paralympiske lege (2016) ... (music)
 2012 Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour (Video) (lyrics)
 2000-2009 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics by - 2 episodes)
- Chess in Concert (2009) ... (lyrics by)
- Jesus Christ Superstar (2000) ... (lyrics by)
 2005 Vinylshakerz: One Night in Bangkok (Music Video) (lyrics)
 2000 The Road to El Dorado (lyrics by)
  Timon & Pumbaa (TV Series short) (lyrics - 28 episodes, 1995 - 1999) (composer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Mook Island/Cliphangers (1999) ... (lyrics: "Hakuna Matata")
- It Runs Good/Hot Air Buffoons (1999) ... (lyrics: "Hakuna Matata")
- Stay Away from my Honey!/Sitting Pretty Awful (1999) ... (lyrics: "Hakuna Matata")
- Nearly Departed/Early Bird Watchers (1999) ... (lyrics: "Hakuna Matata")
- Wishy Washy/Ice Escapades (1999) ... (composer: theme music)
 1996 Evita (lyricist: songs)
 1996 Around the World with Timon & Pumbaa (Video) (lyricist: theme song)
 1994 The Lion King (songs: lyrics by)
 1992 Aladdin (songs: lyrics by)
 1992 Straight Talk (song consultant)
 1991 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (TV Movie) (lyrics by)
 1985 Murray Head: One Night in Bangkok (Music Video) (record producer)
 1984 Robey: One Night in Bangkok (Music Video) (lyrics)
 1983 Rita Coolidge: All Time High (Music Video) (lyrics)
 1980 Song by Song (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- By British Lyricists (1980) ... (lyrics)
 1975 That's Life! (TV Series documentary) (lyricist - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1975) ... (lyricist)
 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar (lyricist)
 1972 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (TV Movie) (lyricist)
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(June 23, 2011 to August 28, 2011) He was lyricist for the musical, "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat," at the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas with Nick Cosgrove (Joseph); Cathy Barnett (Head Wife); Jerry J. Crawford (Jacob Potiphar); Michael Grayman (Isaachar); Evan Kazprak (Judah); Mandy Morris (Mrs. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:

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Sir Tim Rice


6' 4" (1.93 m)


Jane McIntosh  (2 children)


Donald Rice


Jo Rice (sibling)

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[on Elton John] As you can tell by looking at his great oeuvre with Bernie, his songs cover a wide range of styles, from hard rock to beautiful ballads, a bit of country influence, blues influence, so he's able to take a lyric and do lots of different things with it. See more »


He was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical Production of 2003 for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. See more »

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