Julian Hornik is a composer, lyricist, and librettist based in Brooklyn, NY.
He wrote the music and lyrics for Giovanni's Room, an adaptation of the James Baldwin novel, and Tenn, a new musical based on the early life of Tennessee Williams, which premiered at Symphony Space in NY as a part of “Project Broadway,” and was subsequently produced at Yale’s Whitney Theater. “Tenn” was further developed at the 2018 ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop, and the 2018 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project.
Julian has performed his songs at New York City Center, The Kennedy Center, Feinstein's/54 Below, and with the Los Angeles and San Francisco Gay Men’s Choruses. Other credits include jingles for Disney and Fresh & Easy supermarkets. He is the assistant writer on “Share,” a feature film by director Pippa Bianco, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
A recent graduate of Yale University, Julian studied under the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater. He is the recipient of the 2017 Lucille and Jack Yellen Award and the 2018 Sammy Cahn Award from the ASCAP Foundation, as well as Yale’s Norman Holmes Pearson Prize. Upcoming: Julian’s piece commissioned by the NY and LA Gay Men’s Choruses commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots will premiere June 2019 at Carnegie Hall. 2019 NEO Writer at the York Theater.