Tom Wilson Weinberg
Tom’s song “Lesbian Seagull,” was used in the film “Beavis and Butt-head Do America”
and in the platinum-selling film’s soundtrack. Tom wrote “The Teachings of Chairman Rick”
for Philly Fringe 2005, and “After Guantánamo,” for Philly Fringe 2006.
His 2006 musical “Eleanor and Hick” is in development in New York.
- Ten Percent Revue – music and lyrics by Tom Wilson Weinberg
A humorous, musical satire addressing life in the closet, gay marriage, personal ads, the lesbian baby boom, and AIDS. There are spoofs on the Supreme Court, summer camps, as well as the anthem “Flaunting It.” The 16 musical numbers include: “Gay Name Game,” “Safe Sex Slut,” and a song in which a gay man and a lesbian yearn to trade places.
Opened in Boston in 1985, and has since been produced in more than 50 cities. Ten Percent Revue earned two Drama-Logue Awards (Los Angeles), a Bessie Smith Award (Boston), and three Golden Gull Awards (Provincetown).
Two-Act: 1 hr. 30 min.
2M, any age
2F, any age
- Get Used to It!
Serious and substantial musical treatment, that is humorous and satirical, concerning sodomy laws, the religious right-wing, closeted celebrities, gay bashing, and AIDS.
“A joyous statement for all generations of gay culture.” – Terry Helbing, New York Native
“The romantic songs are every bit as uplifting as the satirical songs are bitingly funny.” – Gary L. Day, Philadelphia Gay News
“A humorous look at serious gay issues.” – Bob Harrington, New York Post
“Get Used To It” was produced by The Glines at the Grove Street Playhouse and has been produced by many gay and gay-friendly theater companies.
Two-Act: 1 hr. 15 min.
3-6 of any combination of M and F – or an all same-sex cast
- Bruhs and Gean – music and lyrics by Tom Wilson Weinberg
This original musical follows the 66-year love affair of Bruhs Mero and Gean Harwood through the Depression, World War II, the McCarthy era and the post-Stonewall years.
Written with Gean’s cooperation and based on his book “The Oldest Gay Couple in America.” Bruhs died in 1995 at age 85, and Gean in 2006 at 97.
One-Act: 60 min. – simple, suggestive sets
3M – 2 of whom “age” from 20-80s – 1 plays multiple roles
- Sunrise at Hyde Park – music and lyrics by Tom Wilson Weinberg
In 1932, hot-shot reporter Lorena Hickok interviews Eleanor Roosevelt for the Associated Press. The shy, reluctant Eleanor wants to be left alone. Hickok would rather be covering wars, crime and corruption. Their awkward interview changes the lives of both women. Thirty years later, Ray Corry, a curator at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum, pressures the ill and aged Hickok to donate her correspondence with Eleanor. The young curator is shaken by the passion and complexity of the Eleanor/Hick relationship and the impact the letters have on his own life.
One act: 75 min.
2 M, 30s, 50s
2 F, both 40s and as elders
Audio recordings include:
- Gay Name Game
- All-American Boy
- Ten Percent Revue
- Get Used To It
- Don’t Mess With Mary.