Justin Paul


Justin Paul was born in Westport, Connecticut, United States on January 3rd, 1985 and is the Composer. At the age of 39, Justin Paul biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 3, 1985
United States
Place of Birth
Westport, Connecticut, United States
39 years old
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Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter
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Justin Paul Life

Justin Paul (born January 3, 1985) is an American theater and television composer and lyricist best known for his books The Greatest Showman, La La Land, and Dear Evan Hansen.

Early life and education

Paul was born in Missouri but raised in Connecticut. He attended Music Theatre of the Connecticut School of Performing Arts, Coleytown Middle School, and Staples High School, both in Westport, Connecticut. He was an active member of Staples Players, the school's theater group. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theatre in December 2006.


Justin Paul Career


He is the co-creator, with Benj Pasek of the song cycle Edges. Also with Pasek, he is one of the songwriters for the Disney Channel show Johnny and the Sprites. Pasek and Paul won the Jonathan Larson Award in 2007. He also co-wrote and co-composed the musical Dogfight, which opened Off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre in July 2012. He also composed the musical James and the Giant Peach with Benj Pasek.

Pasek and Paul wrote the lyrics for the film musical La La Land. The film was written and directed by Damien Chazelle, and stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. The film was the opening film at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, on August 31, 2016. The duo won the 2017 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "City of Stars." The pair received two Best Original Song nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, for "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars," alongside composer Justin Hurwitz. "City of Stars" won the award.

Pasek and Paul also wrote the original song "Runnin' Home to You" performed by Grant Gustin for the musical crossover episode of The Flash "Duet" between The Flash and Supergirl.

Most recently, they have created and written the score for the stage musical Dear Evan Hansen which premiered at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in July 2015. The musical, which has been called "striking for its moral complexity as well as its musical ambition", which opened on Broadway in December 2016. At the 71st Tony Awards, it is nominated for nine awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Actor in a Musical for Platt.

In 2022, they won the Tony Award for Best Musical for serving as producers for the Broadway production of Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop.


Amy Schumer sells her stunning five-bedroom Upper West Side penthouse for $13 million

www.dailymail.co.uk, April 28, 2023
In May last year, the comedian opened the Upper West Side penthouse for $15 million, and it has since been snapped up at a discounted price by composer and lyricist Benj Pasek, who has directed shows and films like The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen - and received an Academy Award for his 2017 film La La Land. Schumer has reportedly relocated to a $12.25 million Brooklyn Heights Townhouse, which appeared in the opulent 1987 film Moonstruck. Schumer bought the five-bedroom Manhattan flat in 2016 for $12.15 million, according to sources.

La La Land being adapted into a Broadway musical

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 7, 2023
Seven years after the success of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's hit film, La La Land is being turned into a Broadway musical. The film stars played an actress and a songwriter who sparked an ill-fated love while still struggling to make it in Hollywood. According to Variety, a stage version of the fabled Bartlett Sher is headed to the Great White Way. The film's songwriting team, composer Justin Hurwitz and lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, has been reunited for the Broadway version. Hurwitz received the award for best original score for La La Land, which also saw the trio select the best original song for City Of Stars.

Rihanna is nominated for her first Academy Award nod in 2023

www.dailymail.co.uk, January 24, 2023
Rihanna is having a fruitful day. The 34-year-old chart-topping singer has received her first Oscar nomination in her long, Grammy-winning career. The beauty of Barbados was recognized in the Best Original Song category for her song Lift Me Up from the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, on Tuesday.