Vice with Nicholas Britell


Vice explores the story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), a bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as vice president to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Directed and written by Adam McKay, Vice Stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe and Jesse Plemons.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Vice - Nicholas BritellNicholas Britell  Nicholas Britell is an Academy Award®-nominated composer, pianist, and producer. He encores with writer/director Barry Jenkins on If Beale Street Could Talk, after composing the score for the Best Picture Oscar® winner Moonlight. His score for the latter earned him an Academy Award® nomination, as well as Golden Globe® and Critics’ Choice Award nominations, among other honors. In October 2017, Britell was awarded the Discovery of the Year Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium, as well as the Distinguished Composer Award from the Middleburg Film Festival.

Other recent projects include his original score for Adam McKay’s Oscar®-winning film The Big Short and for McKay’s HBO television series Succession, for which he wrote both the score and its popular main title theme. He has since reteamed with Mr. McKay to score his upcoming film Vice starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney.

Britell is a Steinway Artist and is a founding member of L.A. Dance Project. He is also Chairman of the board of the New York-based ensemble Decoda, the first-ever affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall. He is an honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University, as well as a piano performance graduate of the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division. Britell was honored to be the commencement speaker at the Juilliard Pre-College Division’s Commencement Exercises in May 2016.

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