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Brian Yorkey is an American Writer, Producer and Creator for 13 Reasons Why, the Netflix adaption of Jay Asher's novel, Thirteen Reasons Why.

Life and Career

Early Life

Yorkey was born in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was raised, before his family moved to Issaquah, Washington. He graduated from Columbia University where he served as the Artistic Director of the Varsity Show. He is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.

Career

Prior to bringing Next to Normal to Broadway, Yorkey was affiliated with Village Theatre in Issaquah, where he began as a KidStage student and eventually progressed to a seven-year tenure as Associate Artistic Director.[3] Four musicals written by Yorkey—Funny Pages (1993), Making Tracks (2002), The Wedding Banquet (2003), and Play it by Heart (2005)—were staged there.

While at Village Theatre, Yorkey founded the KidStage Company class which teaches teens to write, direct, and perform their own musicals. Yorkey's frequent collaborator, Tom Kitt, joined him in assisting with the score to the 2008 Company Original, In Your Eyes. He worked with composer Tim Symons, on other Company Originals such as Last Exit and A Perfect Fall.[citation needed]

During Yorkey's tenure as Village Theatre's Associate Artistic Director, he developed a comprehensive new works program, Village Originals.[7] The Village Originals program develops approximately ten new musicals each season, in various stages from reading to full production. Yorkey is credited with the development of over 50 new musicals, including the 2010 Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet, which was nominated for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and won Best Performance by a Featured Actor (Levi Kreis) in a Musical at the 64th Tony Awards.

Credits

Writer

Season One

Executive Producer

Season One

Awards and Nominations

  • Winner of the 2009 Tony Award® for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre, for the rock musical "Next To Normal" with Lyrics by Brian Yorkey.
  • Nominee of the 2009 Tony Award® for Best Book of Musical for the rock musical "Next To Normal" with book by Brian Yorkey.
  • Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the rock musical "Next To Normal" with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey.
  • Nominee of the 2014 Tony Award for the Best Original Score Written for the Theatre, for the musical "If/Then" with the libretto by Brian Yorkey.
  • Tom Kitt and musical, "Next to Normal" at the Drury Lane Productions in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical Production.

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References

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             Crew Members for Episodes of 13 Reasons Why
"Tape 1, Side A"
Writer: Brian Yorkey
Director: Tom McCarthy
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 1, Side B"
Writer: Brian Yorkey
Director: Tom McCarthy
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 2, Side A"
Writer: Diana Son
Director: Helen Shaver
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 2, Side B"
Writer: Thomas Higgins
Director: Helen Shaver
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 3, Side A"
Writer: Julia Bicknell
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 3, Side B"
Writer: Nic Sheff
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 4, Side A"
Writer: Elizabeth Benjamin
Director: Gregg Araki
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 4, Side B"
Writer: Kirk Moore
Director: Gregg Araki
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 5, Side A"
Writer: Hayley Tyler
Director: Carl Franklin
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 5, Side B"
Writer: Nathan Louis Jackson
Director: Carl Franklin
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 6, Side A"
Writer: Diana Son
Director: Jessica Yu
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 6, Side B"
Writer: Elizabeth Benjamin
Director: Jessica Yu
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.
"Tape 7, Side A"
Writer: Brian Yorkey
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Executive Producers: Brian Yorkey, Diana Son, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin,
Mandy Teefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin.