Neil Berg is the composer/lyricist of the hit Off-Broadway musical “The Prince and the Pauper,” which ran for two years at the Lambs Theater in New York City.
Neil is currently collaborating with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Robert Schenkkan on a new rock musical called “The 12,” “Grumpy Old Men”, “The Man Who Would Be King”, “Tim and Scrooge,” and “Never Grimm” and the films “Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn” and “Searching for Bobby D.”
Neil has recently been hired to write the music and lyrics for a new musical version of the famous cartoon comic strip “Blondie”. Neil was also the one of the lead Producers, and driving force of the recently acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of Maltby and Shire’s “Closer Than Ever”, which won the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical Revival.
As a Producer, Neil is the creator and co-producer of Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway,” which is now the number one Broadway touring concert in the United States, and has produced over a thousand concerts all over the world with for companies and organizations such as Goldman Sachs, UBS/Paine Webber, Deloitte Touche, John Hancock, Marriott Corporation, IBM, The United Hospice Organization, The American Red Cross with such legends as Michael Crawford, Bernadette Peters, Ben Vereen, Betty Buckley, Rita Moreno, Donna McKechnie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Liz Callaway.
In May 2010, Neil was honored with the Distinguished Citizen’s Award, along with Academy Award Winning actress Ellen Burstyn, by The Rockland Family Shelter for his efforts on behalf of abused women.
Neil was also honored in 2001 as Rockland County’s “The American Red Cross Man of the Year”, and was honored again in 2003 by The United Hospice Foundation. In 2008, Neil was awarded “Artist of the Year” by the Arts Council of Rockland County. In May 2012, Neil was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his artistry and dedication to community service.
Neil is married to actress Rita Harvey, and dedicates everything to their son, Lucas David Berg. He is thrilled to be back in Barbados to perform for you once more!
Visit Neil Berg online at www.neilberg.com