Award-winning alumnus Michael Price, writer/producer on The Simpsons, to visit campus March 8

Michael Price, Montclair State alumnus and an Emmy and Writer’s Guild award-winning writer/producer currently working on The Simpsons, is scheduled to hold a question-and-answer session at 3 p.m. in Life Hall, Studio 125 on March 8. 

Price has worked on ten seasons of The Simpsons, and currently serves as co-executive producer of the hit animated series. He has written 11 episodes: “My Mother The Carjacker,” “‘Tis The Fifteenth Season,” “Mommie Beerest,” “My Fair Laddy,” “Yokel Chords,” “The Boys Of Bummer,” “Funeral For A Fiend,” “E Pluribus Wiggum,” “How The Test Was Won,” “American History X-Cellent,” and “The Fool Monty” and served as a script consultant on The Simpsons Movie.

He won an International Animated Film Society “Annie” award for his work co-writing music and lyrics for the musical episode “Yokel Chords,” for which he also had the honor of directing the guest vocal performance of the legendary Stephen Sondheim. 

Price will field questions from the audience about his acting, writing and producing career in Los Angeles.

Price grew up in South Plainfield, N.J., and holds degrees in theatre from Montclair State University and Tulane University. Prior to writing for television, he acted, directed and wrote plays with the Ironbound Theatre Company of Newark, and wrote and performed sketch comedy in New York with Gotham City Improv.  His other television writing credits include The PJs, What About Joan, Teen Angel and Homeboys in Outer Space. In animation, Price has written for Aaaah! Real Monsters (Nickelodeon), Disney’s Hercules and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and was a writer and co-executive producer for Disney’s Teacher’s Pet.  Price lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Monica Holloway, author of the acclaimed memoirs Cowboy & Wills and Driving With Dead People, and their son, Wills.  

Price was also the College of the Arts’ Convocation speaker and awardee in 2010.