Amy Powers is an Emmy® and Annie® nominated lyricist and songwriter and producer who creates songs for film, television, theater, animation, pop and country artists, theme parks and children’s brands. Additionally, with songwriter/vocal coach Arden Kaywin, she co-owns Pitch Perfect, a demo and consulting service for developing artists.
Amy is a Harvard-trained lawyer and Columbia M.B.A. who practiced at White & Case before embarking on a writing career. Her work has since been featured in Oscar® and Tony® winning productions and recorded by #1-selling and multi-platinum artists worldwide. Corporate clients include Mattel, Hasbro, Disney, Universal, Lionsgate, The Jim Henson Company, Film Roman and Activision.
Amy's lawyer-to-lyricist transition began in musical theater, where her first job was co-writing 'As If We Never Said Goodbye' and 'With One Look' for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BLVD.
She then went on to write LIZZIE BORDEN, with composer Christopher McGovern and co-bookwriter/lyricist Bill Castellino, produced at the Goodspeed Opera House, and THE GAME, a musical version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, produced by Barrington Stage Company, starring Sara Ramirez.
Her newest show is Dr. Zhivago, The Musical, co-written with Lucy Simon, Michael Weller and Michael Korie, directed by Des McAnuff. After international productions in Australia and Japan, it's hitting Broadway in March of 2015!
Amy's work is often heard on the Disney Channel, in Barbie movies, and in film & TV.
"The first time I heard "When We Were Kings", my eyes welled with tears and my body began to tingle. At a time when my voice has quieted, this song helps me reach out further than I would have dreamed possible." -Muhammad Ali
"Amy Powers is the lyricist you dream of working with but rarely -- if ever -- do." -Andy Hill, Music Supervisor, The Lion King
"Amy Powers is one of the most talented lyricists of her generation." -Maury Yeston, Composer, Nine, Titanic, Phantom
"Her lyrics really sing!" -Des McAnuff, Director of Jersey Boys and Dr. Zhivago, The Musical
"Amy's lyrics have that perfect blend of humor, poignancy, poetry, character, and storytelling. She is, simply put, a whiz with words." -Michael Korie, Lyricist, Grey Gardens, Harvey Milk, The Grapes of Wrath
"Writing with Amy is a total pleasure... her influence during the writing process makes me a better songwriter. And that's about as good as it gets!" -Gina Schock, The Go-Go's
"An inordinate amount of my day is spent listening to your Barbie tunes. It takes a lot of talent to craft songs that stand up to that kind of repetition, but yours reliably do. Thank you for injecting a whole lot of quality into a product that's lucky to have you on board. My family and I are all big fans. Keep up the great work." - Justin Strout
"I watched the presentation film "An Ordinary Day" presenting the new Volvo V40 and I fell in love with the song "This Could be Good". It's a great song with very catchy tune and it fits perfectly the film. It gets me into good mood every time I hear it." -Santeri Jusselin