Meet the Creative Team
Video: Opening Night America's Regina Dowling interviews Coyote's creative team Tim McCorry and Michael Aman
Tim McCorry, composer and lyricist for Coyote began his musical studies at Cornell University, where he also studied architecture, before continuing at New York University. His jazz ensemble album, "Diana", was an Official Selection in 8 categories at the 2009 Grammy Awards, and was made with singer and daughter, Diana McCorry. That album also received the Silver Award from the Songwriters Association of Washington, D.C. for best jazz and blues composition. He has also performed with the United States Naval Academy orchestra in Washington D.C. His diverse catalog of original works spans almost 40 years, and since 2010, Tim has been the “architect” of Coyote. This original musical was inspired by a true story that moved him to begin his journey to tell it in music and song. Tim lives with his wife Erin McCorry and their dog, Jersey Girl, in Freehold, NJ.
Music and Lyrics
Michael Aman, the playwright for Coyote, has written close to 40 plays and musicals. He also holds a PhD in Theatre History. His play GLASS is an imaginary encounter between Tennessee Williams and Laurette Taylor on the opening night of The Glass Menagerie, and opened in 2020 to rave reviews. When he met Coyote’s composer Tim McCorry, Michael was excited by the story, and was eager to join in on the project. He has also collaborated on a number of other musicals; including the book for The Piper, with Grammy winning songwriter Marcus Hummon. He also co-wrote the book and lyrics for The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde for the NY Musical Festival, and co-wrote the book for Let Me Sing! A Musical Evolution. Michael’s play The Unbleached Americanwon Best Play for the African American Playwrights’ Exchange (AAPEX). He is also proud of his new musical Frida (Book and Lyrics; Music by Olivier nominee Dana P. Rowe). Michael lives in South Florida with his husband Michael Bush and their two dogs: Betty (Comden) and Oscar (Hammerstein).