Sir Timothy Miles Bindon "Tim" Rice (born 10 November 1944) is a British lyricist and author. An Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning lyricist, Rice is best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and additional songs for the 2011 West End revival of The Wizard of Oz, and for his work for Walt Disney Studios with Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, King David), Elton John (The Lion King, Aida) and Ennio Morricone.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
During a visit to South Africa in 1975 Rice stepped in and took over the role of Pharaoh for a short run in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for PACT. It was a great compliment to the production, which Tim pronounced the best he'd seen.
Tucker, 1997. 326.
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