Tom Tierney’s music for theatre has been performed in New York on and off Broadway as well as regionally and around the world.  Here are some of those shows…

ELEANOR – An American Love Story 

Book by Jonathan Bolt

Music by Thomas Tierney

Lyrics by John Forster


     About the early lives and complicated romance of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, this musical play has been performed at many theatres around the country, including the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC.  Praised by critics from Pittsburgh to LA, Chicago’s Sun Times described the show as “Triumphant … a work of surprising visceral force” and a “potent profile in courage, deftly drawn”. The original cast CD is available on line at or at Tower Record stores and other music retailers.  For more press reviews on the show and CD, visit the website.  For performance rights information please contact: 

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
1065 Avenue of the Americas Suite 2400
New York, New York 10018
Tel. 212-541-6600
Fax 212-586-6155



based on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis


Book by
Jules Tasca

Music by
Thomas Tierney

Lyrics by
Ted Drachman


     This critically acclaimed musical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic book has played in many theatres in the USA and throughout the world.  The New York Times said of the London production when it played Off-Broadway that “From it’s opening moment, one is irresistibly drawn into ‘Narnia’ … an enchanted atmosphere that harmonizes the Broadway world of ‘Cats’ with the more refined literary tradition of C.S. Lewis.” 

     Tom also composed the concert version "Narnia Suite" for New York’s Little Orchestra Society – it is for 4 singers and 50-piece symphony orchestra and premiered at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York in 1997.  In addition, America’s foremost theatre producer for young audiences, Theatreworks/USA has been touring a one-hour version of the show since 1992 – with the original title The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

     NARNIA is available for stage production through The Dramatic Publishing Company in Woodstock, Illinois.  Phone 1-800-HIT-SHOW or visit


Jungle Queen Debutante

Sean O’Donnell

Music & Lyrics
Thomas Tierney

     This “adventure musical” is about a gorgeous coed whose archeologist boyfriend goes off to Peru to find the Lost City of Viracocha.  A bit like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” meets “Dames at Sea”, the show is a zany valentine to the big MGM musicals and the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby “road” movies.  The Seattle Times described the Village Theatre production as “just swell … a world premiere that takes a machete to the Technicolor conventions of the 1950s and leaves a trail of laughter in its path.”  Jungle Queen Debutante was featured in New York’s "Broadway Dozen" series and at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s annual NYC Festival – also in readings at New York’s York Theatre and The Genesius Guild.

    For production information, contact Peter Hagan at The Gersh Agency, 41 Madison Avenue, 33rd floor, New York, NY 10010. Phone 212-634-8115, Fax 212-391-8459.



Helen Butleroff

Music & Lyrics
Thomas Tierney
16 other composers, lyricists and writers

     Tom contributed 4 songs to this upbeat revue about people and their pets (or pets and their people!).   Pets! played Off-Broadway in New York at Theatre East, The New 42nd Street Theatre and the Judith Anderson Theatre.  Hailed by New York critics, Newsday called the show “Hilarious, poignant, witty!” and Fox 5 TV described it as “Bright, frisky and entertaining… Pets! is a winner. See it !”

     Pets! is available for stage production through The Dramatic Publishing Company in Woodstock, Illinois. Phone 1-800-HIT-SHOW or visit



based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving

Book & Lyrics
Gene Traylor

Music & Additional Lyrics by
Thomas Tierney


      Originally written for and starring Tommy Tune, this one-man musical is based on Irving’s classic story about Ichabod Crane, the lanky, awkward schoolmaster of the Hudson Valley’s Sleepy Hollow who tries to woo the beautiful young Katrina, but is eventually chased out of town by the Headless Horseman.  The New York Daily News called it a “Tuneful Ichabod … a delightful show” and Boston’s Herald American said “The songs of Thomas Tierney have good tunes for Tune, and these are pleasant enough for anyone.” 

For production information, contact Peter Hagan at The Gersh Agency, 41 Madison Avenue, 33rd floor, New York, NY 10010. Phone 212-634-8115, Fax 212-391-8459.


 Other musicals…

     Tom Tierney also composed The Dream Team which played Connecticut’s famous Goodspeed Opera (at Chester) – a musical about two young black brothers who are a pitcher/ catcher team in the 1940’s Negro Leagues, and how they struggle to survive as baseball begins to integrate. 

     Musicals for young audiences include several for Theatreworks/USA as well as Olympic Spirit, a one-hour show for 4 actors about Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics and The Fabulous Fable Factory (based on Aesop’s Fables) which is published by The Dramatic Publishing Company, and has been produced by more than 500 theatres in the USA and Canada.  Musicals for Theatreworks/USA are The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (see NARNIA above), The Amazing Einstein, Susan B! (about Susan B. Anthony’s fight for women’s rights), Teddy Roosevelt, First Lady (the first version of ELEANOR – see above) and Stars and Stripes Forever  (about Betsy Ross and the creation of the first American flag).    

     Tom is now writing two new musicals: Zack Hill (with author Werner Treischmann), based on the nationally syndicated comic strip by John Deering; and the sequel to his popular children’s musical The Fabulous Fable Factory (with writer Joseph Robinette).

     For more information about Tom Tierney’s theatre music, songs and choral music, please contact him at  Thank you for visiting the Twinsun Music website!





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