Phillip Swann's career in the entertainment industry has spanned over 30-years as a performer, songwriter, producer, author & teacher. His songs have been heard in television, film and have been recorded by numerous recording artists including: Clay Aiken, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Strickland, Blake Shelton, Neal McCoy, Rodney Atkins, Eamonn McCrystal and Lee Greenwood, to name only a few.
A former staff songwriter and producer for DreamWorks, Swann’s production credits include: Helen Slater, The Good Mad, Laura Hall, Kelly McCleod, Danielle Kuri, Roberta Duchak, Dave Aguallo and Dan Nahmod. Solo projects by Swann include, the critically acclaimed jazz recording, Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars, and the pop EP, Age of Opportunity.
For the theatrical stage, Swann is the composer of the hit Off-Broadway musical, Play It Cool, Outer Critics Circle nominee for best new off-Broadway musical; The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet, nominated for three Jeffrey Joseph Awards including Best New Musical, published by Samuel French; and, DeLEARious, Garland Award winner for Best New Score. Other musicals by Swann include, Neil Simon’s Musical Fools, In A Booth at Chasen’s, Trombone, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits and It Had To Be You, a musical based on the life and songs of the famed lyricist, Gus Kahn.
Phillip Swann is the author of the mystery suspense thriller, The Mozart Conspiracy, his first novel. The book is also published in Italy under the title, Il Codice Amadeus. His second novel, The Song of Eleusis, is scheduled for release in early 2016.
Swann is a favorite speaker at various organizations throughout the United States and Canada. His creative workshops have been embraced by The Songwriters Guild of America, the Nashville Songwriters Association, BMI, ASCAP, and UCLA, where Swann teaches on the art and craft of songwriting, and sits on the Board of Advisors for the school's Music Production Program. Swann is also an advisor and adjunct professor at the Los Angeles College of Music.
Originally from Milton, West Virginia, Swann is a graduate of the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He now makes his home in Los Angeles, CA.