Playwrights

Nina Schneider

Born in Salzburg, Austria, Nina went to high school in the US and then started her studies at the Musical Theatre class of the Vienna Conservatory, where she graduated in 1995.  She had leading roles in various plays and musicals such as “She loves Me” (Amalia),  “The Rocky Horror Show” (Janet),”The Seven Year Itch” (The Girl) and “Singin ́in theRain” (Lina) both in Austria and Germany. After writing book and lyrics for the musical comedy show “Das Greingold” with composer Johannes Glück in 2002, Nina decided to work mainly as an author and lyricist.  She has written book and lyrics for musical shows such as “Ein Stück vom Mond”,  “Das Newsical”, (both with Paul Graham Brown) “Kopfstimme”, “Jägerstraße” (with Johannes Glück) and “Show Dogs”, for which she and composer Paul Graham Brown won the Frank Wildhorn Award for Musical Theatre in Graz, Austria in 2007.  She was a member of the writing team of the Austrian TV sitcom “Mitten im Achten” in 2007, for which she wrote several episodes. As a translator she has written the authorized German versions of musicals such as Mel Brooks` and Thomas Meehan ́s “The Producers”, “Spring Awakening” (Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater), Excalibur (Frank Wildhorn/ Ivan Menchell/ Robin Lerner), “Superhero” (Anthony McCarten/ Paul Graham Brown). “The Pirate Queen” (Alain Boubil/ Claude-Michel Schönbert/ RichardMaltby Jr.), Closer than Ever” (David Shire/ Richard Maltby Jr.), “Certified Male” (Glynn Nicholas/ Scott Rankin), “Dynamite” and “Fairystories” (both by Paul Graham Brown). She also also translated a number of TV series into German, amongst others Disney ́s  “Melissa & Joey”, “A.N.T-Farm”, “I didn ́t do it” and the animated series “Courage, the Cowardly Dog” and “My little Pony”.  In 2006, she finished her studies at the Open University, Newcastle, GB, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Social Sciences and Politics.