A black and white picture of Nicky Phillips
A black and white picture of Nicky Phillips

Nicky Phillips

Composer & Lyricist


Nicky Phillips is an award-winning composer, lyricist and teacher.

She is currently a member of the BMI-Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop where she was awarded the Jean Banks Award for outstanding achievement in Musical Theatre. An alumnus of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Nicky was mentored by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Craig Carnelia. Her work has been showcased at Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Don't Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Theatre Barn. She has had writing residencies at CAP21, the Human Race Theatre Company and was awarded the artist in residence at the Margret and H.A.Rey Center. She was honored to have written an original song for Colm Wilkinson that was featured in Music of the Night-a tribute to Colm Wilkinson.

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As a musical theatre writer, Nicky's musical works include: The Last Party (Toronto Fringe Festival); The Curious Journey (ASCAP Stephen Schwartz Workshop, Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, CMTP); In Between (Bravo Academy); Stagefright (Prospect Theatre Musical Theatre Lab); Becoming Tussaud (In Development); Bus Trip (BMI); contributed material to Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age (Forte Musical Theatre Guild); In Flanders Fields (First commissioned and produced by Smile Theatre Company,  additional productions at Golden Apple Theatre and Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary where it was nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production). Nicky is proud to have two songs featured on the Wellsongs Project CD, available for purchase through Broadway Records.

As a composer for the theatre, Nicky has written music for the following plays: The Snow Queen (Theatre New Brunswick); Buyer and Cellar (Alberta Theatre Projects); Old Man And The River (Theatre Direct); Jane Eyre,The Penelopiad and The 39 Steps, (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). She is a proud member of ASCAP where she was awarded a 2018 ASCAP Plus Award.


When not writing, Nicky is teaching private voice lessons in her home studio in Nyack, as well as in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and online!



One & Two Acts:

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The Last Party
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10 Minute Musicals

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Musical Theatre

Dino Kid

From In Between

Music by Nicky Phillips, Lyrics by Sarah Ziegler

Featuring: Layla Capers


Standalone Song

Music by Nicky Phillips, Lyrics by Sarah Ziegler

Band Arrangements by Rick Bassett

Featuring: Alison Prussing

Camping for Christmas

From In Between

Music by Nicky Phillips, Lyrics by Sarah Ziegler

Featuring: Hailey Hedges

The Sun Ain't Comin' Out Tomorrow

Standalone Song

Music by Nicky Phillips,

Lyrics by Robert Gontier & Nicky Phillips

Featuring: Gabi Epstein

Theatre Underscoring


December 2021

Nicky is the recipient of a 2021 ASCAP Plus Award! The ASCAP Plus Awards program recognizes writer members whose works are substantially performed in media not surveyed by ASCAP, or whose works have a unique prestige value for which adequate compensation would not otherwise be received.

October 2021

Nicky and lyricist, Sarah Ziegler, release "The Tweens 'N Teens Songbook" a new musical theatre songbook for young performers. Check out Broadway World's Press Release.

August 2021

In Between received its second production with Original Kids Theatre in London, Ontario.



All music that is purchased will be a digital purchase. Once the music is paid for an email will be sent with a link to download the materials.


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