Tom Megan

Composer – Lyricist – Librettist

Media

VIDEO SAMPLES:

“Banned in Boston” Satire

Each year Tom writes lyrics for “Banned in Boston” a fundraiser for Urban Improv a terrific program of violence prevention theater work with and for kids at risk. Here are some video excerpts from the annual fundraiser.

Mark Linehan as King George III from HAMILTON singing “You Came Back” lyrics by Tom at the 2017 event, House of Blues, Boston.

 

Broadway actress Nancy Anderson singing “I Dreamed A Dream” as Ann Romney (2013).

 

ORIGINAL TOPICAL SONGS:

“Pendulum” by Tom Megan. Images from the Women’s March accompany this original piece written after the 2016 Presidential election.

SONG SAMPLES FROM MUSICAL THEATRE:



A Vision: Yeats in the Afterlife

Book Music, Lyrics by Tom Megan

Nine years after his death and burial in France, the remains of poet-laureate William Butler Yeats are transported home to Ireland for a state funeral and burial. Yeats’s spirit struggles to free himself from that past life.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

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The Gael Will Arise

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Take of My Solitude

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The Kid Who Would Be Pope

Book, Music, Lyrics by Tom and Jack Megan

THE KID WHO WOULD BE POPE is an original musical comedy about a ten year old boy who falls in love with his drama teacher, a young Catholic nun. Desiring to win her love and change all the rules of the church so that nuns can marry, Billy McPherson embarks on an epic quest.

First Miracle

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Bad Boy

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A New Miraculous Morn

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Sea Change

Book Music and Lyrics by Tom Megan

SEA CHANGE is a contemporary musical drama about a young fisherman attempting to provide for his family as the fishing industry collapses and the old relationship to the sea is transformed.

The Dark Sea

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Sedna

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Blaze

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Jack

Book by Jim Tosney, Music and Lyrics by Tom Megan

A satirical comedy set in the golden days of ‘Camelot’, the Kennedy Administration

Produced at Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles

Prologue – Jack

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It Could Be Worse

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No Turning Back

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Surviving Ophelia

Book Music and Lyrics by Tom Megan

SURVIVING OPHELIA is a musical comedy about a teenage girl group named “Ophelia”, and their quest to find their true voice in spite of the crushing conformity and exploitation of the record industry.

Surviving Ophelia Medley

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The Buffy Fund

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Take Off the Horns

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A Town Called Civility

Book, Music, Lyrics by Tom Megan

In A TOWN CALLED CIVILITY a  high school girl writes an original story which she then has to defend against censorship. In the process, she learns a lesson about the true nature of citizenship and the courage it takes to stand up for one’s convictions.

Whats In A Name

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Town Meeting

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COMPOSITIONS TO ACCOMPANY SPOKEN WORD


Tom often creates compositions to accompany spoken word presentations.

Deirdre of the Sorrows performed by Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp

Deirdre and Naoise Meet

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