Marc Teitler is a composer/lyricist. His work spans original musicals, films, theatre and albums.
Marc’s musical THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT, based on Kate DiCamillo’s best-selling novel, premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in October 2021 (dir. Sarah Tipple). Marc wrote the music & lyrics and Nancy Harris wrote the book & lyrics. Marc and Nancy previously created the musical BADDIES, which opened at the Unicorn Theatre in November 2015 and was nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Production for Young People (dir. Purni Morell).
Following its successful premiere at the Bristol Old Vic in 2016 Marc’s musical THE GRINNING MAN transferred to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios in December 2017 for a six month run (dir. Tom Morris). Marc co-composed the score with Tim Phillips and co-wrote the lyrics with Carl Grose, Tim Phillips and Tom Morris. Andy Serkis, at Imaginarium Studios, has created a motion capture piece of the stage show and there are currently plans under way for a feature film adaptation.
At the National Theatre Marc developed the musical GHOST MAP (dir. Bijan Sheibani) for which he wrote the music, with book & lyrics by Ryan Craig and lyrics by Glyn Maxwell. Marc is writing the music for the new musical HONEYFLY for the Soho Theatre with book & lyrics by Phil Porter.
For the Royal Opera House Marc wrote the music for STUCK ON A SUNDAY, an animated opera which features a book & lyrics by Jason Morell and Timothy Walker. He also wrote TWITTERDÄMMERUNG with Helen Porter, winner of the Guardian Innovation Award.
For his score for the animated film HEARTS he was nominated for the Berlin Film Festival’s VW Soundtrack Award (dir. Thomas Strueck). His soundtrack to the animated film MISSING won the Best Music for an Animated Film at the Berlin Independent Film Festival (dir. Cristian Wiesenfeld). Marc has written the music for Marina Waltz’s multi-award winning art films SUICIDE NOTE, PRIVATE WALTZ and QUERCUS for which he won Best Music at the LA Film Festival. Marc has had music featured in AMERICAN HORROR STORY.
Marc Teitler’s scores for plays include DANCE NATION at the Almeida (dir. Bijan Sheibani), BLOOD & GIFTS at the National Theatre (dir. Howard Davies), GIVING at the Hampstead Theatre (dir. Bijan Sheibani), DOES MY SOCIETY LOOK BIG IN THIS? at the Bristol Old Vic (dir. Tom Morris) and THE SECRET AGENT at the Young Vic (dir. Joseph Alford).