Phil Swann’s career in the entertainment industry has spanned over 30-years as a performer, songwriter, producer, teacher & author. His songs have been heard in television, film and have been recorded by numerous recording artists including: Clay Aiken, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Strickland, Blake Shelton, Neal McCoy, Rodney Atkins, Eamonn McCrystal and Lee Greenwood.
For the theatrical stage, Swann is the composer of the hit Off-Broadway musical, Play It Cool – 2012 Outer Critics Circle nominee for best new off-Broadway musical; 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 – 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.
A former staff songwriter and producer for DreamWorks, Swann’s production credits include: Helen Slater, The Good Mad, Laura Hall, Kelly McCleod, Danielle Kuri, Roberta Duchak, Dave Aguallo, Dan Nahmod, Adrina Thorpe, and Greg Rowles.
Swann is a favorite speaker at various organizations throughout the United States and Canada. His creative workshops have been embraced by The Songwriters Guild of America, the Nashville Songwriters Association, BMI, ASCAP and UCLA, where Swann currently teaches on the art and craft of songwriting, and sits on the Board of Advisors for the school’s Music Production Program.
In November 2012, Phil released his second studio album, “Age of Opportunity.” Other solo recordings by Swann include his 2011 critically acclaimed CD, Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars.
Also, Phillip Swann is the author of the mystery-suspense thriller, The Mozart Conspiracy, his first novel. The book is now published in Italy under the title, Il Codice Amadeus.
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.