Playwrights

Nina Schneider

Is one of the most successful translators. Born in Salzburg, Nina went to high school in the US and then started her studies at the Musical Theatre Class of the Vienna conservatory and at the Open University, Newcastle, where she graduated with honors.

In musical theatre she translated „Pretty Woman“ (Bryan Adams/Jim Vallance) for Stage Entertainment, Thomas Meehan’s and Mel Brooks’ „The Producers“, „Spring Awakening“ (Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater), „Whistle down the Wind” (Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Jim Steinman), “Artus-Excalibur” (Frank Wildhorn),  “The Pirate Queen” (Alain Boublil/ClaudeMichel Schönberg/Richard Maltby Jr.), “Closer than Ever” (David Shire/Richard Maltby Jr.), “Bend it like Beckham“ (Howard Goodall/ Charles Hart ); “Superhero”(Anthony McCarten/Paul Graham Brown), “Dynamite” and “Fairystories” (both with Paul G. Brown).

In movies she wrote the German song lyrics of “Mary Poppins Returns”, Disney´s“ Aladdin” (2019), “The Lego Movie 2”, “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, “Smallfoot”, “The Incredibles 2”, “Hotel Transylvania 3”, “Peter Rabbit”, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” and others.

For TV she translated the songs of “Tangled – The Series”; “The Who Was…? Show”(Netflix), “Once Upon a Time – The Song in your heart” and others.

Her original work includes: Book and lyrics for the musical “Luther- heretic in the name of God”, book for the musical compilation-show „That´s Life“, book and lyrics for the musical comedy „Show Dogs“ (Music: Paul G. Brown), adaptation and re-write of the musical „Miami Nights“ for the European tour, book and lyrics for the musical show „Create your Life“ (Music: Paul G. Brown), book and lyrics for „The Newsical – 5 mini-musicals in 5 days” (Music: Paul G. Brown), book and lyrics for the musical comedy „Das Greingold oder Marder unter uns“ (Music: Johannes Glück) and others.