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The acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse production of Children Of Eden (which was compared favorably in the press to The Lion King) used several children in the chorus, who played many of the animals by means of puppetry, costumes and masks, to great effect.

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Biography of Mark Hollmann

Mark Hollmann won a Tony Award for writing the music and lyrics for Broadway’s URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL. He is currently writing music and lyrics for the Broadway musicals based on the films SOAPDISH and MY MAN GODFREY. He is also developing two new musicals with Greg Kotis: YEAST NATION (the triumph of life), an original story that tells the tale of the dawn of life on Earth, and THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT, a musical version of the 1951 Alec Guiness film. He recently wrote the music and lyrics and starred with Greg Kotis in EAT THE TASTE at New York’s Barrow Street Theatre. A former member of the Cardiff-Giant Theatre Company in Chicago, he played trombone for the Chicago art-rock band Maestro Subgum and the Whole and played piano for the Second City national touring company and Chicago City Limits. He attended the Making Tuners Workshop at New Tuners Theatre in Chicago and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre workshop in New York. A member of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP, he lives in Manhattan with his wife Jillian, and their son Oliver.

Shows by Mark Hollmann