Tim Rice • Born Timothy Miles Bindon Rice on November 10, 1944 • Parents: Hugh Gordon Rice and Joan Odette Rice • Both parents were in the British military during WWII and worked at an aircraft company after the war was over • Went to Sorbonne University in Paris, France for a year.
Tim Rice • After Sorbonne University, joined EMI Records as management trainee on June 6, 1966. • Met Andrew Lloyd Webber after leaving EMI for a friend’s company, Capitol Records. Wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cricket, and The Likes of Us. • Also worked with Disney on Aladdin, The Lion King, and Aida.
Tim Rice • Married Jane McIntosh in 1974, but divorced after an affair. • Has two children, Eva and Donald (Eva is named after the character Evita). • Has an honorary doctorate from University of Sunderland in England • Co-founded a publishing company, Pavilion Books, with Colin Webb and Michael Parkinson.
Tim Rice • Has won Tony Awards for Evitaand Aida • Has won Grammy awards for Aladdin • Has won Academy Awards for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “A Whole New World,” and a song he wrote with Andrew Lloyd Webber called “You Must Love Me.” • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics • Golden Globe for Best Original Song: “A Whole New World”
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat • Setting: Ancient Israel/Egypt • Joseph is the youngest of 12 brothers, and the favorite of their father. The brothers get jealous and sell him as a slave… but then he manages to become assistant to Egypt’s pharaoh, and saving the same brothers that sold him from famine in their own land. • The lesson? Show goodness to those who have wronged you to rise above them.