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Phil Swann

Phil Swann's career in the entertainment industry has spanned over 30-years as a performer, songwriter and record producer. His songs have been heard in television, film and have been recorded by numerous recording artists including: Clay Aiken, Lee Ann Womack, Blake Shelton, Neal McCoy, Rodney Atkins, Kristen Garner and Lee Greenwood.

For the theatrical stage, Swann is the composer of The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet - nominated for three Jeffrey Joseph Awards including Best New Musical (recently published by Samuel French, inc); and, DeLEARious, 2009 Garland Award winner for Best New Score. Other musicals include, In A Booth at Chasen’s, Trombone, Neil Simon’s, Fools, The Musical, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits and It Had To Be You - a musical based on the life and songs of the famed lyricist, Gus Kahn.

On TV, Swann has appeared as both an actor and musician, recently appearing as "Sam" on NBC’s, Days of Our Lives, where he performed, Whatever it Takes, a song from his new jazz-musical, Play it Cool. The show (Play It Cool) was selected as one of only eight productions to present at the 2010 National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) festival in New York City and is scheduled to open at Off-Broadway at the renowned Acorn Theatre, September 6, 2011.

As a staff songwriter and producer for DreamWorks, Swann’s production credits include: Helen Slater, Laura Hall, Kelly McCleod, Roberta Duchak, Dave Aguallo, Dan Nahmod, Jennifer Capelo, Adrina Thorpe, Shannon Haley and Greg Rowles.

A favorite speaker at various organizations throughout the United States and Canada, Swann’s creative workshops have been embraced by The Songwriters Guild of America, the Nashville Songwriters Association, the Dramatists Guild, BMI, ASCAP and UCLA, where Swann currently teaches a class on the art and craft of songwriting, as well as sits on the Board of Advisors for the school's Music Production Program.

Phil is set to release his first solo CD, Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars, due out in May, 2011. Also, Phillip Swann is the author of the mystery-suspense thriller, The Mozart Conspiracy, his first novel.

Originally from Milton, West Virginia, Swann is a graduate of the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts in New York City and now makes his home in Los Angeles, CA.