Maury Yeston’s music and lyrics include the scores for his internationally acclaimed and produced Broadway musicals Nine, Titanic (both of which earned him Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Musical) and Grand Hotel (Tony nomination, Olivier Award), and his internationally acclaimed Phantom. A screen adaptation of Nine, directed by Rob Marshall for the Weinstein Company, is currently in production, featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Fergie, and Sophia Loren. Headed soon for the stage are Yeston-penned musicals based on the plays Death Takes a Holiday and Hans Christian Andersen, now being cast.
Yeston has authored the December Songs (a song-cycle commissioned by Carnegie Hall), and is, in addition, a symphonic composer, with his cello concerto premiered by Yo Yo Ma, and his American Cantata commissioned by the Kennedy Center and premiered by the American Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin at the Lincoln Memorial. He holds BA and MA degrees from Yale and England’s Cambridge University, and was for 10 years Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music at Yale.