Nathan is a Brooklyn-based songwriter and performer. He is lyricist of the critically acclaimed and Tony-nominated musical TUCK EVERLASTING. In 2014 he won both the Edward Kleban prize for most promising lyricist and the Fred Ebb award for excellence in musical theatre songwriting (Co-won with composer Chris Miller). Work with Miller includes lyrics for TUCK EVERLASTING (2016 Outer Critics Association and Drama League Nominations for Best Musical). THE BURNT PART BOYS (2009 Lucille Lortel Nomination for Best New Musical) and FUGITIVE SONGS (2008 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Revue), all of which are available for licensing, and have cast albums available at iTunes and Amazon. Current projects include an adaptation of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s film AMÉLIE (Book by Craig Lucas, music and co-lyrics by Dan Messé, direction by Pam MacKinnon), as well as commissions from Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons. He is also librettist and co-composer of the rock theatre piece STILLWATER with his band Joe’s Pet Project. An accomplished writer and performer of children’s music, Nathan has penned tunes for SESAME STREET (2012 Daytime Emmy Award) ELMO’S WORLD, and THE ELECTRIC COMPANY. Other work with Miller includes two circuses for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, and an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s picture book THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK. Nathan was a contributing lyricist to the musical revue STARS OF DAVID, and has written material for the Broadway Inspirational Voices and BCEA’s Gypsy of the Year. With composer Ryan McCall, he wrote the book and lyrics to the family holiday musical NOAH’S ART. They also developed a unique hands-on songwriting workshop that has been presented to high school thespians at both state and international levels. Nathan has worked for over a decade writing and directing for the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, helping to create over a dozen new musicals with young adults. He is the recipient of awards and grants from Jonathan Larson, Richard Rodgers, Daryl Roth, Kitty Carlisle Hart, ASCAP, and the NEA. He is a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatist Guild. MFA: NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, BFA: Missouri State Univ. Nathan is originally from Salina, KS. Husband to writer Kait Kerrigan, father to Lucy. More info at MILLERandTYSEN.com.