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 at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Los Angeles, directed by Stephen Schwartz.
Julian has performed his songs at New York City Center (with Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff, directed by Michael Mayer, music directed by Jeanine Tesori), 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 an upcoming feature film, produced by A24, Scott Rudin, and Loveless Media.
A recent graduate of Yale University, Julian studied composition and playwriting with Jeanine Tesori, Rachel Sheinkin, Marsha Norman, and Michael Korie under the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater. He is the recipient of the 2017 Lucille and Jack Yellen Award from the ASCAP Foundation, and Yale’s Norman Holmes Pearson Prize. Upcoming: Julian is writing a piece commissioned by the NY and LA Gay Men’s Choruses commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, to premiere in 2019 at Carnegie Hall.