Eddie Perfect was Tony nominated for his score for 'Beetlejuice.' (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
Composer Eddie Perfect had been taking meetings in New York for close to two years before he got his big Broadway breakthrough. Thanks to frequent flights between Melbourne and the U.S., some persistence and the offer to write a few songs on spec, Perfect booked “Beetlejuice,” which opened in late April and garnered him a Tony nomination. And shortly thereafter, Perfect was hired to write music for “King Kong,” which opened earlier in the season. Perfect spoke with Broadway News at the Tony Awards press day about the audition process for “Beetlejuice,” and the challenges of developing two musicals in…

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