This is Wayne Kirkpatrick’s first Tony nomination. Something Rotten! is his first musical theater piece. He is the Grammy Award winning songwriter of “Change the World” by Eric Clapton (Song of the Year). Other Top Ten singles include “Every Heartbeat,” “Good For Me” (Amy Grant); “Wrapped Up In You” (Garth Brooks); “Place In This World” (Michael W. Smith); “My, Oh, My” (The Wreckers). He has written in pop, rock, country, R&B, Americana and alternative formats, having songs recorded by Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd, Joe Cocker, Gabe Dixon, George Strait, Mindy Smith, Trisha Yearwood, Babyface, Peter Frampton and songs on the last three Bonnie Raitt . His songs have been featured in films such as Almost Famous and Tin Cup as well as television shows such as Gray's Anatomy, Hart of Dixie and Nashville.