Playwrights

Robin Lerner

Grammy nominated, Country Music Award winner, and critically acclaimed lyricist Robin Lerner creates songs for film, theater, and recording artists worldwide. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Lerner began her career working as a screenwriter in Hollywood as well as a songwriter in many formats. Under the auspices of producers Steven Spielberg and Cameron Mackintosh, Lerner created animated musical features for Disney, Amblin’ and Warner Brothers, working with composers, Galt MacDermot, Frank Wildhorn, and George Stiles.

As her songs found success in the pop world Lerner signed with Maverick Music and started traveling back and forth to Nashville.

Over the past 25 years, Lerner’s songs have been recorded by great country artists such as Randy Travis (“Out Of My Bones #1), Tim Mcgraw (“She’s My Kind Of Rain” #1) and Faith Hill (“This Kiss #1). In 1999 “This Kiss” was awarded single of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, and was named ASCAP Song Of The Year. “This Kiss” was also nominated for a Grammy and went on to win Song Of The Year at the 2000 Country Music Awards.

Her songs have been recorded and performed by multiplatinum artists worldwide including Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Sheena Easton, Jermaine Jackson, Luther Vandross, The Backstreet Boys, Martina McBride, Carly Simon, Stanfour, Nick Lachey, Girls Generation, Big and Rich, and Bette Midler.

Lerner has written three musicals for the stage, Excalibur, with composer Frank Wildhorn, which just enjoyed its world premiere in St. Gallen Switzerland in March 2014, An Officer and a Gentleman with composer Ken Hirsch which premiered in Sydney Australia in May of 2012, and Tears of Heaven with composer Frank Wildhorn, which premiered in Seoul in February 2011.

She has also written the screenplay for ABC/ Wonderful World of Disney’s “Princess of Thieves” starring Keira Knightley and Malcom McDowell , about the imaginary exploits of Robin Hood’s daughter.