Born in England, raised in Canada, and now a resident of New York, Neil is best known as the composer and lyricist of Broadway's The Story of My Life (four Drama Desk Award nominations) which starred Will Chase and Malcolm Gets and was directed by Richard Maltby Jr.. Prior to Broadway, The Story of My Life played at CanStage in Toronto and Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre in Connecticut. Neil has also written music and lyrics for Somewhere in the World (five seasons at the Charlottetown Festival), Clara's Piano (Stratford Festival), Not Wanted On The Voyage (AMTP, 2012 Goodspeed Festival), The Adventures of Pinocchio (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Greenwich Theatre London), Spin (Signature Theatre) and Belles Soeurs (Segal Centre Montreal, upcoming National Arts Centre Ottawa). His musical The Theory of Relativity, commissioned by Toronto's Sheridan College under the auspices of the Canadian Music Theatre Project just enjoyed a hugely successful run at Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre and had its off-West End premiere this summer at the Drayton Arms Theatre.
Current projects includea musical based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel Something Wicked This Way Comes and the stage adaptation of Disney's beloved film Bedknobs & Broomsticks. On all his projects Neil collaborates with book writer Brian Hill.
Neil's awards include the ASCAP Foundations Yellen Award, a Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, a Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and a Dora Award. Cast albums include Somewhere in the World and The Story of My Life (PS Classics). Neil is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Music Theatre Workshop. He is published by Warner/Chappell Music.