Thomas Wagner




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Thomas Wagner won a primetime Emmy for producing and writing, "Finding Lucy", a film biography about the television comedienne, Lucille Ball for the PBS series, American Masters. His script for that film was nominated as Best Documentary Script, 2001 by the Writers Guild of America. He wrote the treatment for and then co-produced and co-wrote the American Masters production of "Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval", which won a Bronze plaque at the Columbus Film Festival along with a Cine Gold Eagle. That script was also nominated for a Writer's Guild of America award for Best Documentary Script, 1995.

Mr. Wagner is currently scoring "Joan of Arc" for Hallmark. It is the third and last in a trilogy that also includes his scores for "Reluctant Saint: Francis of Assisi" and "Patrick". The music for all three films is performed by Mr. wagner and Hesperus, the renowned early music trio. He is also revising his musical theatre work, "A Whitman Sonata" (1978), based on the life and work of Walt Whitman and written in collaboration with Paul Hildebrand, Jr., in preparation for a new production.

For the past twenty years, Mr. Wagner has composed, arranged and produced scores for numerous films which have aired on public and commercial television. He scored the Emmy winning American Masters film biography of Lucille Ball. He also composed the score for "Daughter of the Bride" which aired on HBO and which garnered an Academy Award nomination. Other credits include: "Moyers on Addiction; Close to Home", PBS; "The History of American Cinema", a ten-part PBS series; American Masters, for which he composed the series theme music; "The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith", a five part PBS series; "Hasten Slowly", a film portrait of Sir Laurens Van Der Post; numerous National Geographic Explorer specials; P.O.V.'s Emmy award winning film "Honorable Nations"; "USSART", which premiered at the Hirschorn Museum in Washington, D.C.; and "To Know Where They Are", which premiered at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and which won the Best of Festival prize at the International Film and Video Festival. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mr. Wagner is a member of the Writers Guild of America East and the American Federation of Musicians.