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Lyricist Tim Rice

Tim Rice discusses writing hit musicals, like ‘Evita’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’

Lyricist Tim Rice is probably best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, on musicals including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” (two shows which will be on stage here in Houston over the next year) and “Evita,” a production of which wraps up here in Houston on Sunday. Rice is also well-known for his collaborations with Elton John on “The Lion King” and “Aida.”

The famed lyricist spoke this week with Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse about his long stage career, beginning with “Evita.”

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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