Julian Hornik

Julian Hornik is a composer, lyricist, and librettist based in Brooklyn. He wrote the music and lyrics for Giovanni’s Room, an adaptation of the James Baldwin novel, and Tenn, a new musical based on the early life of Tennessee Williams, which premiered at Symphony Space in NY as a part of “Project Broadway,” and was subsequently produced at Yale. Tenn was further developed at the 2018 ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop, directed by Stephen Schwartz, and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University. Julian has performed his songs at NY City Center (with Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff), The Kennedy Center, Feinstein’s/54 Below, and with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. He is the assistant writer on the film Share (dir. Pippa Bianco), which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded best screenplay; Share will be released by HBO summer 2019. Julian served as the assistant to composers Pasek and Paul on the premiere of Dear Evan Hansen. Additional credits include the score for Arden, a queer immersive musical adaptation of the Shakespeare’s As You Like It, developed at the Yale School of Drama fall 2018. He is the recipient of the 2018 Sammy Cahn award and the 2017 Lucille and Jack Yellen Award from the ASCAP Foundation, as well as Yale’s Norman Holmes Pearson Prize. His commission from the NY and LA Gay Men’s Choruses commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots will premiere at Carnegie Hall this coming June. 2019 NEO Writer at the York Theater, and member of the 2019/2020 Orchard Project Greenhouse.