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ADAM GWON's award-winning musical Ordinary Days made its off-Broadway debut at the Roundabout Theatre Company, and has since been produced around the world, including in London's West End. His other musicals include Cloudlands (with Octavio Solis), The Boy Detective Fails (with Joe Meno), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (with Julia Jordan) and String (with Sarah Hammond), which have been produced and developed at South Coast Repertory, Signature Theatre, the O'Neill Theater Center, NAMT, and other theaters across the country.
Adam's songs have been heard in concert at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, and more, performed by such luminaries as Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Liz Callaway, and Brian d'Arcy James.
His honors include the Kleban Award, the Ebb Award, the Second Stage Theatre Donna Perret Rosen Award, the Loewe Award, the ASCAP Harold Adamson Award, and the MAC John Wallowitch Award, as well as commissions from Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Broadway Across America, South Coast Repertory, and Signature Theatre. He has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Goodspeed Musicals, Weston Playhouse, and the Dramatists Guild.
Adam's recordings include the cast album of Ordinary Days (Ghostlight Records), Audra McDonald's Go Back Home (Nonesuch), and Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project featuring Brian d'Arcy James (Entertainment One).
For more info, visit www.adamgwon.com.View sheet music by Adam Gwon.
Adam Wachter is a New York City-based composer/lyricist, music director, orchestrator, arranger, and musician. Currently, he is the music supervisor of the Off-Broadway hit Old Jews Telling Jokes, for which he also created the musical arrangements. Other NYC theater credits include: The Addams Family, Carrie, Peter Pan, In Transit, and Yank!. Regionally, he has music-directed productions at Barrington Stage Company, Weston Playhouse, Northern Stage, Theatre-by-the-Sea, North Shore Music Theatre, and the O'Neill Center. Recently, Adam orchestrated the score to the documentary "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," seen on PBS' Great Performances. He is the composer of the theme song and score of the popular web series "Submissions Only" and was the music supervisor, orchestrator, and composed several songs for the web series "The Battery's Down." Adam is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is currently developing his original musical Tarrytown. View sheet music by Adam Wachter.
Alexander Sage Oyen is a New York songwriter. Musicals include Outlaws (book by James Presson, dir. Noah Himmelstein), Moment by Moment (production at Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand), Money$hot! (Book by James Presson) and Sidekicks (NYMF Reading Series 2012). Other projects include an emo-rock mystery musical, Immaculate Hearts (book by James Presson), and a musical about a father and son. His music has been heard at 54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Signature Theatre, New World Stages and across the world. Alongside collaborator James Presson, he was awarded the 2013/2014 Dramatist Guild Fellowship and their musical Outlaws was selected for the 2014 ASCAP Workshop. His three albums, "If I Knew Better" and both volumes of "Drafts," are available for purchase on iTunes. He loves a lot of music, but only steals a bit of it. Listen closely, you'll hear.View sheet music by Alexander Sage Oyen.
Beth’s lyric/book-writing has earned her a NAMT grant, the Georgia Bogardus Holof Lyricist Award (the O’Neill), the Klinsky Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre (2nd Stage), a Jonathan Larson Foundation grant, and a Dramatists’ Guild fellowship. The Mistress Cycle (composer Jenny Giering) has had two acclaimed productions in Chicago and won The Directors’ Choice Award at NYMF; the show was also presented at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Theatre Works Palo Alto, and Barrington Stage. Beth’s work has been featured at NAMT (Princess Caraboo), fostered at Goodspeed (Hashi with songwriter Jeff Blumenkrantz), developed at The Village Theatre and Dartmouth College (Oneida) and produced by TheatreWorks USA (Island of the Blue Dolphins). Beth is founder/CEO of Hope Sings, a for-benefit music organization whose latest effort is the theme song for UN Women, the new United Nations agency. www.hopesings.net. Beth is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College and of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. View sheet music by Beth Blatt.
Bobby Cronin is a NYC based award-winning composer/writer whose songs are "passionate and powerful in a take-no-prisoners way that will knock your socks off.. His pop/rock musical WELCOME TO MY LIFE (W2ML) with co-bookwriter Alicia Dempster is currently under a Broadway option. He and bookwriter Allen Mogol won the 2012 Alec Baldwin Fellowship for ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART. He is the first American commissioned to pen an original musical (THE CONCRETE JUNGLE) for London’s esteemed ArtsEd School (President: Andrew Lloyd Webber) - the International Studio Recording released March 2013. DAYBREAK (add’l material by Brett Teresa; 2011 New Jersey Playwrights Contest winner) premiered in NJ & UK June 2012. Currently writing music & lyrics for SUNSET CITY and MARY & MAX. Other: Lincoln Center Songbook Series, Birdland, Joe’s Pub, Symphony Space, London’s The Players Theatre & St. James Theatre, more. "Reach The Sky: Live at The Beechman" on iTunes. Yale graduate, Member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild, rep’d by Penny Luedtke (NYC) & James Beresford (UK). www.bobbycronin.comView sheet music by Bobby Cronin.
Brad Alexander is a BMI songwriter and the composer of SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS, which received the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book, six Drama Desk nominations including Outstanding Music, the Richard Rodgers Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Jerry Bock Award from The BMI Foundation. The Original off-Broadway Cast Recording is available on iTunes and Amazon and the show is available for licensing through Samuel French, Inc.
Brad wrote the music and orchestrations for Theatreworks USA's CLICK, CLACK, MOO (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominee), and the music for JUST SO STORIES and MARTHA SPEAKS, now on national tour. He contributed songs to DUCK FOR PRESIDENT, IF YOU GIVE A PANCAKE, and WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! (Lortel Award nominee).
Upcoming projects include BREAD & ROSES with lyrics and book by Jill Abramovitz, and an album of original songs. Brad's music has been featured on Sony Records, Select Records, Showtime's THE L WORD, and VH1's "Celebreality" campaign. He is a member of The BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, Songwriters Hall of Fame, National Alliance for Musical Theatre and The Dramatists Guild of America.View sheet music by Brad Alexander.
Brad Ross, composer, has had his work performed at The Kennedy Center by The National Sympony, The Manhattan Theater Club, The Long Wharf Theater, on CNN and WOR radio in New York and at Weill Recital Hall. He is a winner of a Richard Rodgers Development Grant from The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His musical Little By Little was produced Off-Broadway by The York Theater. The cast recording was released on the Varese Sarabande label and the show is licensed by Samuel French. View sheet music by Brad Ross.
Carmel Dean is a Composer/Musical Director from Perth, Western Australia, and in 2001 received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. She was most recently seen onstage as the Musical Director of American Idiot on Broadway, and performed with Green Day on the 2010 Grammy Awards. Prior to American Idiot she was the Vocal Arranger/Assoc. Conductor of Broadway's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway MD-ing credits include Everyday Rapture; Vanities and Elegies. International credits include the 2000 Sydney Olympics; Chicago (Hong Kong); and Chita Rivera: The Secret of Life. As a composer, her work includes A Girl Called Vincent; Disney TV's Johnny & the Sprites; and Songs of Innocence and Experience (co-composed with William Finn, Deborah Abramson, Vadim Feichtner and Gihieh Lee.) She currently resides in New York City, and is a proud redhead.View sheet music by Carmel Dean.
In the beginning, Sam and Derek were babies, so they didn’t really know each other. Fast forward a bit: Sam and Derek’s musical UNLOCK’D was produced Off-Broadway at the Duke Theatre, having won a Richard Rodgers Award and “Best in the Fest” at NYMF. Back up: They met at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Back up a little further. Oops, too far: They’re babies again. Moving forward…yes…here we are: as early as 2014, their work had been performed in concert by much of the cast of HAIR and by West End singers in London. Their musical ISLAND SONG had played at the Bloomington Playwrights Project, having had workshops around the world (including in Japanese). Sam had taught several courses at Yale and NYU, and Derek had founded the rock band M-LAB for which he played keyboard and wore eyeliner. Fast forward some more. Teaching. Glamor. MAC Nominations. Glamor. Shows. More shows. Bang! So sad. The collision of the Andromeda Galaxy with the Milky Way in 3,000,000,000 AD ended the runs of nearly all of their shows, except that one that was on tour. View sheet music by Carner & Gregor.
Dave Malloy is a composer/writer/performer/sound designer. He has written ten musicals, including Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, an electropop opera based on War & Peace. Comet premiered at Ars Nova in the fall of 2012, before transferring Off-Broadway to Kazino, a Russian supper club built specially for the show; the show won the Richard Rodgers Award, an OBIE, and 11 Lortel nominations. It remounts at ART this fall.
His next musical, Ghost Quartet, premiered at the Bushwick Starr in October 2014, and then transferred to The McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More, for a twice extended run.
Other shows include Three Pianos; Black Wizard/Blue Wizard; Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage; Beardo; Sandwich; and Clown Bible. He has won a Jonathan Larson Grant and an ASCAP New Horizons Award. He lives in Brooklyn.
Upcoming: Preludes, a piece about Rachmaninov and hypnosis at LCT3, and an adaptation of Moby Dick.View sheet music by Dave Malloy.
DREW FORNAROLA is a songwriter and playwright living in New York City. He is currently developing projects for both stage and screen for DreamWorks Theatricals and DreamWorks Animation. Other theater: CLAUDIO BROS: A Videogame Musical (Best Musical DC Fringe '10); COLLEGE The Musical (pub Dramatic Publishing Company); THUCYDIDES (Winner of the Samuel French Play Festival, pub by Samuel French); and the children's musicals UNCLE PIRATE (based on the novel by Doug Rees, pub Samuel French) and AWESOME ALLIE: First Kid Astronaut (pub Theatrical Rights Worldwide). His new play STRAIGHT is under option by Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg (HAIR). Awards: NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyrics, John Wallowitch Award for songwriting, 2 MAC Award nominations, and a Richard Rodgers Award Nomination. A.B. Politics, Princeton University; BMI Musical Theater Workshop; J.D. Fordham Law (expected May '13). Drew is represented by Buddy Thomas at ICM Partners. View sheet music by Drew Fornarola.
Named one of Playbill.com's "Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know," Drew is currently developing a number of new stage musicals including a commission for Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, an adaptation of the film It's Kind of a Funny Story for Universal Stage Productions (music & lyrics, book by Alex Brightman), an adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning children's book The Whipping Boy (also with Brightman), and #UntitledPopMusical, a wholly-original piece that shines a spotlight on our celebrity obsession (music & lyrics, book by Michael Kimmel). Everything in its Place: The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers, a one-man-show starring Marc Summers written by Brightman with music by Drew, premiered at Bloomington Playwrights Project in April 2016. Other full-length musicals include Crazy, Just Like Me (book, music & lyrics; 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival "Best of Fest" winner and runner-up for "Best Book"), Make Me Bad (also with Brightman; world premiere April 2015 at Bloomington Playwrights Project), and Turn of the Screw (also with Kimmel; commissioned by Fordham University, 2012 workshop at Lincoln Center). Drew was a contributing composer for the fictional musical Hit List on the NBC television series "SMASH", for Oxygen's "The Next Big Thing" (on which he could also be seen and heard), for the children's cooking program "Monica's Mixing Bowl", and for the popular one-woman off-Broadway show Hot Mess in Manhattan ("The Text Message Song"). "The Music & Lyrics of Drew Gasparini" was presented at Lincoln Center in 2015 and at the Kennedy Center in 2012, and Drew's unique brand of musical theatre concerts are performed regularly to sold-out houses around the world. Drew is an alum of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre workshop and his sheet music is available for purchase at www.NewMusicalTheatre.com, where he is a top-10 best selling artist.View sheet music by Drew Gasparini.
Gaby Alter is the composer and co-lyricist of Nobody Loves You, a New York Times Critics Pick and "The Best Musical of 2012" (Wall Street Journal). Nobody Loves You was produced Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theater in 2013, and was called "zesty, perky and fun" (New York Times), "Delightful" (Newsday), and "silly, smart and wonderful" (New York Post). Gaby also wrote music and lyrics for BAND GEEKS! which premiered at Goodspeed Musicals and is now licensed through Music Theatre International. Gaby has won both the San Diego and San Francisco Theater Critics' Circle Awards for best original score, a Jonathan Larson grant and a MAC nomination. His film and TV work includes songs for the upcoming Disney film Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy starring Christina Hendrix, PBS Kids Block, and music for 16 and Pregnant and other reality TV shows.View sheet music by Gaby Alter.
GEORGIA STITT (composer/lyricist) is currently writing Snow Child for Arena Stage, A.Jax for Waterwell and Tempest Rock with Hunter Foster. Her other shows include The Danger Year; Big Red Sun; Samantha Spade: Ace Detective; Mosaic; and The Water. She has three albums: This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs Of Georgia Stitt (2007), Alphabet City Cycle (featuring Kate Baldwin) (2009) and My Lifelong Love (2011). Her songs and arrangements are represented on the solo albums of Susan Egan, Lauren Kennedy, Kate Baldwin, Robert Creighton, Stuart Matthew Price, Caroline Sheen, Daniel Boys, Kevin Odekirk and composer Sam Davis, as well as several Broadway Cares albums. Her choral piece with hope and virtue (using text from US President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration speech) was featured on NPR as part of Judith Clurman’s Sing Out, Mister President cycle, and her most recent orchestral piece, Waiting for Wings, co-written with husband Jason Robert Brown, was commissioned by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and premiered there in 2013 with conductor John Morris Russell. Georgia has degrees from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music and NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She is on the Board of Directors for The Lilly Awards Foundation, a not-for-profit group that celebrates women in theater, and has taught theater at Pace University and the University of Southern California. Other fun credits include being the music supervisor of the Anna Kendrick/Jeremy Jordan film The Last Five Years, contributing two songs to the MTV movie musical The American Mall, conducting Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway, writing arrangements for Tony Bennett’s 80th birthday party, serving as the vocal coach for America’s Got Talent, and playing a nun in The Sound Of Music Live! on NBC with Carrie Underwood and Audra McDonald. georgiastitt.com View sheet music by Georgia Stitt.
GOLDRICH and HEISLER are thrilled to be the first women ever honored as recipients of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting. They are likewise delighted to have been nominated for 2009 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Lyrics and Music for Dear Edwina and to have earned Lucille Lortel Award nominations for their Junie B.Jones. Goldrich and Heisler have provided original songs for The Disney Channel, Disney Interactive and Feature Animation projects, Disney Theatricals, PBS, and Nickelodeon. As performers, they have toured domestically and internationally, presenting their music at some of the finest venues, including Carnegie Hall, Canada's “Juste Pour Rire” comedy festival and the Kennedy Center. Raved The Village Voice, “[They] have been turning out smart lyrics and sophisticated melodies for some time. Keep in mind they're the ones whose nifty love song rhymed 'quesadilla' with 'IKEA.'” Kristin Chenoweth popularized their song, “Taylor, the Latte Boy,” performing it on The Today Show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and in concert at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, and the White House. November 2009 marked the release of MARCY AND ZINA: The Album on Yellow Sound Label, and their Songbooks Volumes 1 and 2 are available from Hal Leonard. A number of new theatrical projects are in the works, including an adaptation of the tale of Snow White and Rose Red and a musical version of Freakin Fabulous, based on the bestselling book by author and stylemaker Clinton Kelly of TLC's What Not To Wear. For more information, please visit www.marcyandzina.com. View sheet music by Goldrich & Heisler.
Jake Wilson is the creator and star of the musical web series "The Battery's Down," which can be seen at www.TheBatterysDown.com. The series’ two seasons were filled with A-list guest appearances and original musical numbers written by Broadway's best, including Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winners. Since the series finale, Jake has continued to create viral videos, with over 8 million video views to date. They have been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Nylon Magazine, and seen on “Tosh.0,” “Attack of the Show,” CBS, E! and CNN. Jake has produced television shows for MTV, Bravo and OWN and written for "Out of Character" (USA) and "VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live" (VH1). As an actor, he can be seen on the pilot of NBC's "Smash" sporting a fierce Justin Bieber haircut. Jake is a proud Musical Theatre graduate of the University of Michigan and has continued his training at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. View sheet music by Jake Wilson.
JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ is the recipient of the 2011 Fred Ebb Award, as well as a Best Original Score Tony® nominee for his songs in Urban Cowboy. His one-act pieces, Woman with Pocketbook and Precious Little Jewel, have been performed at several regional theatres, and he has received song commissions from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Guggenheim’s Works and Process program. His songs have been recorded by Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Megan Mullally, Victoria Clark, Rebecca Luker, Lauren Kennedy, and most recently Alysha Umphress on I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz.
He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a longtime member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. In 2005, he published a songbook of his music and produced The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Podcast, which featured live performances of those songs. The podcast episodes can still be heard by visiting iTunes or jeffblumenkrantz.com. Jeff also produced and hosted The BMI Workshop Songbook Podcast, featuring never-before-available music by members and alumni of the acclaimed musical theatre writers’ workshop. It, too, can be found on iTunes.
Also an actor, Jeff has performed on Broadway in Into the Woods (1987), Threepenny Opera (1989), Damn Yankees (1994), How to Succeed in Business… (1995), A Class Act (2001), and Bright Star (2016), Off Broadway in Murder for Two, Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!) and Forever Plaid, and on TV/film in Joseph … Dreamcoat, Will and Grace, all three Law and Order series, and the PBS telecasts of Candide and Sweeney Todd with the New York Philharmonic.View sheet music by Jeff Blumenkrantz.
Jenny Giering's shows include The Mistress Cycle, which received three Jeff Award nominations and has a Broadway option; Crossing Brooklyn, which was produced by the Transport Group and was part of Bristol Riverside Theater's 2010 America Rising Series. She's working on Saint-Ex with Sean Barry, which was developed at Sundance's White Oak residency and Theatreworks/Palo Alto. It won the 2010 Weston Playhouse Award and will have its world premiere in Weston next summer. Jenny's awards include the Jonathan Larson Award, the Klinsky Prize from Second Stage Theatre Company and the National Art Song prize. She's working on a commission from Playwrights' Horizons and a new song cycle. Jenny's solo album, Look for Me, is available at www.jennygiering.com. View sheet music by Jenny Giering.
JEREMY SCHONFELD is a singer/songwriter/composer/lyricist. The recent production of his musical Drift at North Carolina’s “Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy” (September 2009), garnered Schonfeld several “Best of …” honors including “Best Show of 2009” from Triangle Arts & Entertainment, and “Best Original Music” from Indy Week. Drift was previously presented as a benefit concert at BB Kings; and as part of the 2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF).
Other projects include the development of a new musical inspired by Schonfeld’s song “Greta” from the album 37 Notebooks, the new holiday musical It Happened One Christmas for the Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina, and a new studio album.
Other recent projects include the album 37 Notebooks, featuring a who’s who of top Broadway talent, and the film Clear Blue Tuesday.
Jeremy lives in Brooklyn with his Kiwi wife Sarah-Jane, sassy daughter Alexandra, and hyper dog Byron.View sheet music by Jeremy Schonfeld.
JOE ICONIS is a musical theater writer and concert performer. He has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, an ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, and a MAC John Wallowitch Songwriting Award. He is the author of Bloodsong of Love (Directed by John Simpkins; Ars Nova and NAMT Festival of New Musicals), The Black Suits (book co–written with Robert Maddock; Barrington Stage Company, SPF @ The Public Theater), ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House Festival of New Artists), Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People (The Lortel, National Tour). The original cast recording of his theatrical rock concert Things To Ruin is available now on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. He is currently working on a musical adaptation of Ned Vizzini’s Be More Chill for Two River Theater (with Joe Tracz), a musical about Hunter S. Thompson for La Jolla Playhouse/Broadway Across America (with Gregory S. Moss), and a Blaxploitation musical about a well-known musical theater actress who leads a double life as a bounty hunter. Joe is greatly inspired by Robert Altman, Dolly Parton, The Muppets, and The Family of artists he frequently surrounds himself with. www.MrJoeIconis.com. View sheet music by Joe Iconis.
John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop, theatre, cabaret and classical artists including Liza Minnelli, Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Judy Collins, Yo Yo Ma, Art Garfunkel, Patti LuPone, Deborah Voight, Michael Feinstein, Audra McDonald, The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House and The White House.
Among his honors are The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles Ovation Award (for the revue IT’S ONLY LIFE), The DVD Premiere Award (for the song “Better Than I”), and the first annual Fred Ebb Award.
He has written scores for the musicals URBAN MYTHS, LAVENDER GIRL, Broadway’s A CATERED AFFAIR (winner of the Drama League Award for Best Musical, with a book by Harvey Fierstein), IT’S ONLY LIFE, and the Dreamworks animated film JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and lyrics for the children’s musical SIMEON’S GIFT (with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser). Some recordings of his work are: GRATEFUL, THE SONGS OF JOHN BUCCHINO (with companion songbook), SOLITUDE LESSONS (another collection of original songs), ON RICHARD RODGERS’ PIANO (solo piano interpretations of Rodgers songs on the composer’s own Steinway), and the PS Classics releases of the IT’S ONLY LIFE (with companion songbook) and A CATERED AFFAIR cast albums. As part of their Julie Andrews Collection, Harper Collins published a children's book, based on John’s song, called “Grateful, A Song of Giving Thanks” which was awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.View sheet music by John Bucchino.
Jonathan, a graduate of The Boston Conservatory’s Musical Theater Department, is currently working on 3 musicals, 2 screenplays, and is a member of the advanced BMI Theater Writing Workshops. He is at work adapting the Novel “Dust and Shadow” which is gearing up for its third reading in the summer of 2013. Jonathan's second album “Here For You - Ballads for Broadway Impact” was released worldwide on April 30th, 2013 and a portion of all sales will go to benefit Broadway Impact. Jonathan's debut album, ‘Thirteen Stories Down,’ was released in 2011 on Sh-k-Boom/Ghostlight Records. His music has been performed in sold out venues around the world and his online videos (via YouTube) have, collectively, around a million views. (Photo Credit: Kat Hennessey) View sheet music by Jonathan Reid Gealt.
David (lyrics) and Joe (music) wrote their first song together at 11 and 13, respectively. More recently, their musical Yank! debuted off-Broadway in 2010, earning Best Musical and Best Score nominations from the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle and a Best Musical nomination from the Lortels. Previously, Yank! also had award-winning runs at NYMF, Brooklyn's Gallery Players and San Diego's Diversionary Theatre. An Original Off-Broadway cast album was released in 2014 by PS Classics. Joe and David's previous musicals include First in Flight: The Wright Brothers for TheatreworksUSA (national tour 2003 – 4) and City of Dreams (2002; two songs are included on Alison Fraser's album "Men In My Life"). David's plays include Orville and Wilbur Did It!, Hunters and Thieves, Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom and Serendib, which premiered off-Broadway at EST in 2007. Outside of music, Joe is co-author of two Libby Seale mystery novels, and is currently working on a new mystery series called Musicals Are Murder. View sheet music by Joseph and David Zellnik.
Full Length Musicals: THE FISHER KING (with Steve Routman): 2007 Jerry Harrington Award and 2006 Shelley Pinz Prize from BMI, Inc. LITTLE MISS FIX-IT (with Kirsten Guenther) received workshop and readings at The Roundabout Underground, CAP 21, Emerson College and Pace University “Pace New Musicals.” also featured in NBC’s The Apprentice. THE UNITED STATES OF US (with Alan Gordon) won 2014 American Harmony Prize from Curtain Call, Inc. Also with librettist Alan Gordon, Ms. Son is currently developing BETTER THAN DREAMING, loosely based on Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 2014 IMEA Awards for Outstanding Original Score of a Musical, 2015 Wide Eyes Production WINK reading series, 2015 Santa Fe Musical Theatre Festival. Along with her U.S. career, Ms. Son’s Korean musical LOVERS IN PARIS (with Heejoon Lee) received a production in Seoul (D-Cube Theater, 2012). Her second Korean musical RUNWAY BEAT (w. Heejoon Lee), based on a Japanese novel and a film with the same title, received a developmental production in Seoul, presented by Arts Council Korea (Arko Arts Theater, 2015). Most recently, Ms. Son is commissioned to compose the music for Takarazuka Revue Company’s 2015-2016 production of MANON with Keiko Ueda, based on Abbé Prévost’s novel Manon Lescaut.
Short Musicals and Revues: FREE RIDE (with Masi Asare & Brooke Pierce), A SUPPER AT ELSINORE (with Tom Gualtieri), OFF-BEAT (with Amanda Yesnowitz, for Raw Impressions), HEE-HAW, IT’S A WONDERFUL LI*E (with Daniel F. Levin, Nuyorican Poets Cafe), EVERYTHING ABOUT A FAMILY (Almost) (for TADA! Youth Theatre, LOVE, BEN, LOVE, EMMA (Studio Tisch), GOLDILOCK AND THREE BEARS (Northeast Children's Theatre Company) and many more. Publication: “Happy” (with Jill Abramovitz): The BMI Workshop Songbook, Vol.1. Ms. Son was also featured as a subject for a Korean non-fiction book Pincess La Brava (Wisdom House, 2010). A proud alumna of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Workshop and a member of Dramatists Guild of America, Ms. Son is affiliated with BMI. Ms. Son holds a M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing (Tisch, NYU), a M.A. in Composition (Steinhardt, NYU) and a B.M. in Composition (Ewha Womans University). Born and raised in Seoul, Ms. Son resides in New York City. http://soundcloud.com/joy-son-1/View sheet music by Joy Son.
Kait Kerrigan (words) and Brian Lowdermilk (music) made their off-Broadway debut in 2006 with their adaptation of Henry and Mudge, still touring nationally. In 2011, they released their first album, Our First Mistake, which charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Their new album, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live, documents a concert tour that resulted from their breakout $35K kickstarter campaign and released this spring. Other musicals include The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Tales from the Bad Years, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment, Republic and Flash of Time. Their songs have been recorded and performed internationally and their musicals have been developed at the Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, La Jolla Playhouse, Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, the Lark Playwrights Development Center, and Primary Stages. Together, they received the 2006 Larson Award, 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and have held residencies at the Orchard Project and the MacDowell Arts Colony.
Kerrigan received the 2009 Kleban Award for libretto-writing. As a playwright, she has written Disaster Relief (developed by Page 73), Imaginary Love, Transit (Lark Playwrights Week 2010) and she is a member of Interstate 73. She teaches libretto writing at Primary Stages.
Lowdermilk composed music for The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog (with playwright Lauren Gunderson at the Kennedy Center 2011) and Red (with librettist Marcus Stevens), which received the Alan Menken Award and 2005 Richard Rodgers Award. He was the writer-in-residence at Temple Shalom, during which he scored a full Shabbat service.
Both are alumni of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, co-founders of NewMusicalTheatre.com, and proud members of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.View sheet music by Kerrigan-Lowdermilk.
KIRSTEN GUENTHER (Book and Lyrics) appeared on the cover of Insight for Playwrights, was named one of “50 writers to watch” by The Dramatist and was recently selected to be the subject of The Dramatist’s “Ten Questions” series. She wrote the book for Mrs. Sharp (2008 Richard Rodgers Award) which was workshopped at Playwrights Horizons this July starring Jane Krakowski and directed by Michael Greif . Kirsten’s other projects include book and lyrics for Little Miss Fix-It (Collaborative Arts Project 21), Soon Never (Directors’ Lab Workshop at Lincoln Center) and The Birthday Present. Her lyrics have been heard on the hit YouTube series The Battery’s Down (Ghost Light Records) and TADA’s off-Broadway production Everything About A Family (Almost). Previously, Kirsten wrote in Paris for USA Today and authored the Parisian weekly dating column, "The Sexy Expat." She is currently developing a new musical with Joy Son based on her weekly columns. Kirsten is the recipient of the 2006 Lincoln Center Honorarium, 2007-8 Dramatist Guild Fellowship, Marge Goldwater Scholarship and was a 2007 Disney/ASCAP workshop participant. Her work has been performed throughout Greater New York including the Public Theatre, Lincoln Center, Goodspeed, Barrington Stages, the York Theatre, NY City Center (Encores!), Joe’s Pub and recently at the Palace Theatre where she wrote the opening number for a Queen Latifah tribute (prod. Rosie O’Donnell). Kirsten has been a guest speaker at NYU, Harvard and Yale and her work has been produced on college campuses across the country. Upcoming projects include book for Stop Talking (prod. Amanda Lipitz). BFA Acting, USC; MFA Musical Theatre Writing, NYU (Tisch). Proud member of ASCAP and The Dramatist Guild. View sheet music by Kirsten Guenther.
Michael Kooman (music) and Christopher Dimond (book & lyrics) met while students at Carnegie Mellon University. Their most recent musical, GOLDEN GATE, premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Their musical DANI GIRL has been workshopped at the Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop, CAP-21, and was awarded the KC/ACTF Musical Theatre Award. JUNIOR CLAUS, a family-friendly holiday musical, debuted in Minneapolis this winter, and is slated for a midwest tour next year. The duo’s song cycle HOMEMADE FUSION has been produced at CMU, the Pittsburgh CLO’s Late Night Cabaret, the Zipper Theater, Monday Night New Voices: Chicago, and has been featured in several NAMT showcases. Michael and Chris are 2009-2010 Dramatists Guild Fellows, were recently Fellows at the O’Neill Music Theater Conference, and were finalists for the 2009 Fred Ebb Award. They have been invited to perform a concert of their music at the Kennedy Center as part of the “Broadway: Today and Tomorrow” celebration. Last August, they attended the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop with mentors Andrew Lippa and Craig Carnelia. They are proud members of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP, and are currently working on a CD to be released later this year. Visit them online at www.koomandimond.com View sheet music by Kooman & Dimond.
Lewis Flinn recently wrote the music and lyrics for the acclaimed Braodway musical, Lysistrata Jones. Other musicals include On Girl with Steven Sater and Like Love with Barry Jay Kaplan. He has written numerous themes for TV shows and film scores. View sheet music by Lewis Flinn.
Lyons and Pakchar’s collaboration began in 2012 when the two met touring on the 1st National Tour of The Book of Mormon. Douglas Lyons was an actor onstage and Ethan Pakchar was a guitarist in the pit. What began as a friendship bloomed into writing sessions in hotels, dressing rooms and theatres around the country. Since then, the two have recorded their debut record #Love (Live), an 11-song album that mixes pop, R&B and theatre to explore “the good, bad and the awkward roller coasters of human relationships.” They've played to sold-out audiences at Lincoln Center, Rockwood Music Hall, The Cutting Room and 54 Below, and most recently they were selected for the 2014 Johnny Mercer Songwriting Project.
Douglas Lyons, who tackles lyrics and music, can currently be seen in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. His other credits include Pageant, The Book of Mormon Broadway/1st Nat'l & tours of Dreamgirls and Rent. Ethan Pakchar, who crafts music and orchestration, currently holds the guitar chair for the First National Tour of the Book of Mormon and has played for Broadway productions of Wicked, Book of Mormon & Newsies. The duo have two new musicals in development and hope to diversify the sound of music theatre. View sheet music by Lyons & Pakchar.
Michael has written music and lyrics for the musicals The Fortress of Solitude, Love's Labour's Lost, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Saved, and The Brand New Kid, and for The Civilians’ The Great Immensity, In the Footprint, [I Am] Nobody’s Lunch, Canard, Canard, Goose? and the long-running Gone Missing. He also wrote music for Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns: A post-electric play. With Steve Cosson, he co-wrote Paris Commune, which was produced as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival in 2012. He is currently working on shows about World War 1, the adult film industry, ice hockey, a version of Wedekind's Lulu, a version of Lewis Carroll's Alice stories, and the history of American Pop music from 1846-1923. An evening of his songs was featured in Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. His Tedx talk, "The Song Makes a Space," is available on youtube. He has been Barron Visiting Professor of Environmental Science at Princeton University, a MacDowell fellow, a Hodder Fellow, and received a 2007 Obie Award for sustained achievement. View sheet music by Michael Friedman.
Michael Patrick Walker is an award-winning composer/lyricist who The New York Times hailed as "a skilled songwriter" and The Huffington Post dubbed one of today's "must-know songwriters". Best known as one of the creators of the smash-hit musical Altar Boyz, Michael received two Drama Desk nominations (shared with Gary Adler) for both Outstanding Music and Lyrics and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Musical for his work on the show. His other musicals include: the upcoming Dog and Pony (with book writer Rick Elice), being theo, The Distant Bells, and an untitled song cycle based on his debut album. His songs can be heard on the Disney Channel's Johnny and the Spites and Nick JR's Olivia, and he composed the Rockette dance number Humbugged! for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Recordings include: Out of Context: The Songs of Michael Patrick Walker, the Altar Boyz cast album, the Johnny and the Sprites album and several editions of BC/EFA's Carols for a Cure. Michael is a proud Carnegie Mellon graduate.
View sheet music by Michael Patrick Walker.
Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics) have written The Burnt Part Boys (2010 Lucille Lortel Nomination, Best Musical) and Fugitive Songs (2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Revue). The Burnt Part Boys cast album is available from Yellow Sound Label on iTunes and Amazon, and the Fugitive Songs cast album can be found on iTunes and Amazon as well. Current projects include the Broadway-bound adaptation of the popular novel Tuck Everlasting (Direction by Casey Nicholaw, Book by Claudia Shear), a song for the new revue Stars of David, plus commissions from Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons/Theatreworks Silicon Valley. Other work includes an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s picture book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Boston Globe Top Ten Pick of 2008). Television work includes songs for Sesame Street (2012 Daytime Emmy Award) and The Electric Company. Chris and Nathan apply for many awards and grants, and sometimes even win (Thank you Jonathan Larson, Richard Rodgers, Daryl Roth, Kitty Carlisle Hart, ASCAP, and the NEA). They began their collaboration together at NYU where they received their MFAs in musical theatre writing.View sheet music by Miller & Tysen.
Mindi Dickstein wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical LITTLE WOMEN, which received Tony and Drama Desk nominations and continues to be produced worldwide through Music Theater International. Her songs have been performed widely, most notably as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook ("Hear and Now: Contemporary Lyricists”) and in concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She has a number of new projects in the works including lyrics for a musical based on the movie BENNY & JOON, with music by Nolan Gasser and book by Kirsten Guenther, and lyrics for a musical based on the novel SNOW IN AUGUST, with music by Peter Melnick and book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Recent work includes the book for A WIND IN THE WILLOWS CHRISTMAS, with music by Mike Reid and lyrics by Sarah Schlesinger, commissioned and produced by the Two River Theater and named one of the top holiday musicals in the country by BroadwayWorld.com, and book for TOY STORY -- THE MUSICAL, with songs by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda (Groovelily), for Disney Creative Entertainment.
Mindi has written book and lyrics for a number of shows with music by long-time collaborator Daniel Messé, including the original musicals TRIP, commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, BEASTS AND SAINTS (Boston Music Theater Project, ASCAP Workshop, MTW's Fresh Voices) and THE MAGIC COOKIE, a ten-minute musical (New York Theater Workshop), as well as several musicals commissioned and produced by the nationally acclaimed Theatreworks USA, including NATE THE GREAT and THE MYSTERY OF KING TUT. She also wrote book and lyrics for NOTES ACROSS A SMALL POND (The Bridewell Theater, London), libretto for THE FALLING MAN, an opera in 13 minutes (Cucaracha Theater); and the plays THE EXISTENTIAL GOURMET, a tragicomedy (The Women's Project) and GUADELOUPE, a farce (Westbeth Theater Center).
Among the awards and honors Mindi has received are the Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, Massachusetts Artists Foundation Playwriting Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowships, ASCAP Bernice Cohen Award, Second Stage Constance Klinsky Award for Excellence in Musical Theater, and a PEN International New Playwright Award (selected by Wendy Wasserstein). Mindi received her MFA from New York University's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, where she was an Oscar Hammerstein Fellow and where she now serves on the faculty. LITTLE WOMEN is available through Cherry Lane Music; the original Broadway cast album, released by Ghostlight Records, is available from Amazon.com and other music retailers.View sheet music by Mindi Dickstein.
NICK BLAEMIRE is a performer and songwriter living in New York City. His first musical GLORY DAYS, which he began working on with his friend James when they were 18, had a critically-acclaimed run at the prestigious Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA (under the direction of Eric Schaeffer), and then moved to the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway in the spring of 2008. It also closed in one day – but it was still very fun and he wouldnt trade it for anything. The Original Cast Recording of GLORY DAYS is available on Sh-K-Boom Records. He is currently at work on a new original musical, FINDING ROBERT HUTCHENS, with bookwriter Paul Downs Colaizzo, which was commissioned by Broadway Across America. Nick continues to perform around the country, and says funny-sounding stupid things when he’s nervous. He’s really thankful for your support, cuz when you buy his music, he can write more musicals. View sheet music by Nick Blaemire.
Niko Tsakalakos is a singer/songwriter whose debut solo album, The First Snow, was released on March 5, 2013. As composer-lyricist, his works include Into the Wild (Worskhop to be announced soon), Pool Boy (Provincetown Playhouse, NYU Steinhardt Production, 2012; Barrington Stage Company [BSC], World Premier, 2010), Litter: The True Story of the Framingham Dodecatuplets (A.C.T., 2011), Duck for President (TheatreworksUSA, Co-composer, Spring & Fall Tours, 2010-2012), Driving West (Ars Nova, Concert Reading, 2011), The Niko Songbook (BSC, 2012; Birdland, 2012; Walter Bruno Auditorium, 2011), Songs of a Night Owl (Ars Nova, ANT Fest, 2009; BSC, Word Premier, 2008), and Late Nite with Niko (Zipper Factory, 2007; BSC, World Premier, 2007). His songs have been heard at Joe's Pub, Lincoln Center, and Birdland. He is a two-time recipient of UCLA Barry Manilow Scholarship for "excellence in the art and craft of lyric writing." He is an inaugural artist of the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat as well as a resident of Ars Nova at the Vineyard Arts Project (2012). He received an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU in 2008 under the mentorship of William Finn. http://www.nikosongs.comView sheet music by Niko Tsakalakos.
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical A Christmas Story (dir. John Rando, chor. Warren Carlyle), which opened in November of 2012 and enjoyed a critically-acclaimed, record-breaking run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The holiday musicalwas named one of the Top 10 Shows of 2012 by Time Magazine, shared recognition as the #1 Musical of 2012 in USA Today and received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Broadway Musical. Their cast album for the show was recorded and produced by Sony Masterworks and is published through Warner/Chappell Music. Benj & Justin are also the composers behind the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight, (dir. Joe Mantello, chor. Christopher Gattelli), a Best New Musical nominee for the Drama League, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle awards. Benj and Justin received a Outer Critics Circle Best Score nomination for their work on the show. Dogfight premiered in July of 2012 at Second Stage Theatre, and a cast album, produced by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, will be released in May of 2013. Their original songs are featured on Season 2 of NBC’s Smash, and have risen to the Top 25 on the iTunes Pop Charts.
The duo made their debut as songwriters with their widely-acclaimed song cycle Edges, which is licensed by Music Theatre International and has had hundreds of productions worldwide, including South Korea, Australia, China, South Africa, the Philippines, Denmark and more. Other theatrical works include James & the Giant Peach (Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Musicals, dir. Graciela Daniele, chor. Pilobolus), and Duck for President and If You Give a Pig a Pancake (Theatreworks USA). Their musical work for TV can also be seen on Sesame Street and Johnny & the Sprites (Disney TV series). Performances of their songs have beenfeatured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The View, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, VH1 Morning Buzz, The Rosie Show, Fox & Friends, and more.
Benj & Justin are the recipients of the 2011 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2011 Sundance Institute Fellowship, the 2011 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the 2011 ASCAP Songwriters Fellowship Award, and a 2007-2008 Dramatists Guild Fellowship. They are the youngest recipients of the Jonathan Larson Award (2007) in the foundation’s history. They have participated in ASCAP’s Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project and were named one of Dramatist Magazine's "50 to Watch" incontemporary theatre.
As performers, Benj & Justin have traveled throughout North America, Europe & Australia performing concerts of their work. They also teach master classes in songwriting and performance at universities around the world. They are proud graduates of the University of Michigan BFA Musical Theatre program and members of the Dramatists Guild of America.
They are currently at work on a new original musical with playwright Steven Levenson.View sheet music by Pasek & Paul.
Paul Gordon was nominated for a 2000 Tony Award for composing the music and lyrics to the Broadway musical Jane Eyre directed by John Caird and Scott Schwartz. Mr. Gordon's musical, Emma, based on the novel by Jane Austen, premiered at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto in September 2007, breaking box office records. Emma has since had successful regional productions at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Repertory Theater of St. Louis. Daddy-Long-Legs, written with John Caird, had its world premiere at The Rubicon Theater in Ventura, California in the fall of 2009. His other works include Lucky Break, written with Jay Gruska and Seth Friedman, based on the 1976 film "The Front", Death: The Musical, and Analogue and Vinyl. Mr. Gordon is currently working on Little Miss Scrooge, a contemporary retelling of the Dickens classic. Mr. Gordon has written several number one pop songs and is the recipient of nine ASCAP awards. View sheet music by Paul Gordon.
Peter Mills is a composer/lyricist whose shows include ILLYRIA, THE TAXI CABARET, THE FLOOD, and GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE—original cast album on iTunes. He has written lyrics for IRON CURTAIN, (book by Susan DiLallo, music by Stephen Weiner) and MARCO POLO (music by Deborah Abramson). Peter won the Cole Porter Award, the Kleban Prize for lyrics, the Ebb Award, the Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, a grant from the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation, and received two Drama Desk Award nominations for his show THE PURSUIT OF PERSEPHONE (Best Music and Best Orchestrations). He has an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program. He is currently writing lyrics for THE HONEYMOONERS. Visit www.pcmills.com.View sheet music by Peter Mills.
Rob Rokicki is a songwriter, performer and music director in NYC. He's a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, AFM, and alum of the Tony Award-winning BMI workshop. Broadway veterans to students internationally have sung his brand of smart and sometimes silly pop/rock. His musical, Love, NY (co-written with Mike Ruby) won the 2009 American Harmony Award and presented at New World Stages. Songs featured in the York's NEO series, Songbook at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova. Also with Ruby: Relativity (Theatre Row), 20 to Life (American University), Polly, Want a Mortgage? / Hams on the Lam (both swept the West Village MT Festival; Best Musical, Best Lyrics, Best Score, Best Book). Composer/lyricist for Martha & Me and Samson's Fire. As an actor: national tours, performed at Carnegie Hall, Off-Broadway, regional credits (Carbonell Nomination). Music Directing: Departure Lounge, Public Theater; Joe Iconis' ReWrite (also arranged), Goodspeed; Hairspray, Engeman Theater.View sheet music by Rob Rokicki.
RYAN SCOTT OLIVER is a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient and wrote the music and lyrics for Mrs. Sharp (2008 Richard Rodgers Award Winner, at Playwrights Horizons July 2009 starring Jane Krakowski, dir. by Michael Greif), Darling (Pace New Musicals 2009), the song cycle Out of My Head, Quit India (commissioned by UCLA), and the music for Angus Oblong's The Debbies.View sheet music by Ryan Scott Oliver.
A collection of his work, Rated RSO, was recently seen at Joe's Pub, where it will return January 2010 following an engagement at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF).
His work has also been heard on the hit YouTube TV show The Battery’s Down ("This is Your Life" among others) and in showcases presented by Summer Play Festival (SPF), The York Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, William Finn & Barrington Stages, New York Theatre Barn, Monday Nights New Voices, and the Festival of New American Musicals in Los Angeles.
He is a 2007 Dramatists Guild Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards including the first-ever ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing, the Margo Lion Award for Excellence in Adaptation (Mrs.Sharp, with Kirsten A. Guenther), the Looking Glass Theatre Favorite Production Award (Out of My Head) and the John Denver New Composers Award.
Currently he is the Executive Director of the Pasadena (PUSD) Musical Theatre Program in California, produces The Spotlight Cabaret in New York City, and is at work developing a commission by Broadway Across America as well as We the People for TheatreWorksUSA, directed by Alex Timbers, which will premiere Off-Broadway in 2010.
B.A. Music Composition, UCLA; M.F.A. Musical Theatre Writing, NYU-Tisch, a proud member of A.S.C.A.P.
He is currently represented by Jessica Sarbo at The Gersh Agency.
Joshua Salzman (music) and Ryan Cunningham (book and lyrics) are Drama Desk and MAC Award-nominated writers. Their Off-Broadway musical, I Love You Because, has been produced all over the world in five different languages. Their new musical, Next Thing You Know, has been produced at CAP 21 in New York, across America and in Europe. Their song Just Not Now was featured on Lauren Kennedy's solo album Here and Now. Ryan and Joshua are graduates of the NYU graduate musical theatre writing program and are both members of ASCAP and the Dramatist Guild. View sheet music by Salzman & Cunningham.
Broadway credits as conductor include Curtains, The Apple Tree, Follies, and Cabaret. Other theater work includes music supervisor for Dreamgirls (national tour, Korea, Japan, and South Africa), The Trumpet of the Swan, and Radio Girl. As composer: The Scottish Musical, Dysfunctional Fables, and A Good Boy. Sam recently recorded Love on a Summer Afternoon, an album of his music released by P.S. Classics. He is also the composer of the title song for Rebecca Luker's Greenwich Time. He is a founding member of the New Voices Collective at Symphony Space, and a winner of the Jonathan Larson Award. Sam is a 1998 graduate of the University of Michigan. View sheet music by Sam Davis.
Scott Evan Davis is an actor/turned composer/lyricist. He started composing in 2010, and since then has gained a lot of recognition in the musical theatre/cabaret world. Scott has performed concerts of his music in NYC, Boston, Alabama and most recently Asbury Park NJ, as well as being featured as a new up and coming composer around the city. He will be making his London Debut as well as his Dublin debut in August. His work has been performed at Feinsteins, Metropolitan Room, Birdland, Don't Tell Mama's and the Duplex. His debut album Cautiously Optimistic, features talents such as Liz Callaway, Faith Prince, Lisa Howard and others. His musical POWERFUL DAY recently won MTI's Courage in Theatre Award.View sheet music by Scott Evan Davis.
As a songwriting team, Jeff and Jordan received a 2008 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, and were 2006-2007 Dramatis Guild Musical Theatre Writing Fellows. Their original musical TRAILS (Book by Christy Hall) was featured in the Los Angeles Festival of New Musicals and was an invited selection for the 2010 NY Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) where it was awarded prizes for Best Music and Lyrics, and a Best Of Fest Audience Choice Award. Their musical Virtually Me (Book by Jeremy Desmon) which deals with teens, technology and cyber-bullying is receiving accolades at schools and performing arts venues across the country. They are currently developing the film Jawbreaker with original writer/director Darren Stein. View sheet music by Thomson and Mann.
Composer. Lyricist. Asian dude. Full lengths include And the Earth Moved (CAP21 2010 residency), Death and Lucky (MacDowell fellowship), LINES: A Song Cycle (NYMF) and the forthcoming Costs of Living.
Timothy is the composer/lyricist of the award winning one-person musical The View From Here (cast album available on iTunes). Other works include: Timothy Huang: Chinese or Crazy? (NYTB at the D-Lounge) Crossing Over (Prospect Theater, National Asian Artists’ Project), Short Story Long: The Songs of Timothy Huang, Changing Times, and 2 to Wakefield (York Theatre). A Relative Relationship (TNT Productions) and Love-Love (with librettist/lyricist Marlo Hunter)
Timothy holds an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from NYU/Tisch GMTWP, is a member of the Musical Theater lab at BMI and a proud fellow of the MacDowell artist colony.View sheet music by Timothy Huang.
WILL REYNOLDS is an actor/songwriter most recently seen in the NY revival of Sondheim's PASSION at Classic Stage Company, dir. by John Doyle. Will is the composer of THE GREENWOOD TREE (NYMF, Kennedy Center "Page to Stage" Festival) and POEMS & MOON SONGS, a song constellation - with the song "Tavern" featured on Audra McDonald's most recent album GO BACK HOME. Will is a Johnny Mercer Project songwriter for ASCAP, and A 2013 Dramatist Guild Fellow. With Eric Price: THE SIXTH BOROUGH (Indiana University "Premiere Musicals"), and AROUND THE WORLD (Utah Festival Opera). Other acting credits include the American premiere of LOVE STORY at Walnut Street, Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Off-Bway at Signature Theater, EMMA and A ROOM WITH A VIEW at The Old Globe, and MAMMA MIA! on the road. CMU graduate. View sheet music by Will Reynolds.
Will Van Dyke is a New York based composer/lyricist and music director. Will is the composer of PAGES (CAP 21), WINNIE THE POOH, KIDS! (Disney), THE GIRLS I'VE LIKE LIKED (Ars Nova). His songs have been performed at venues all over the country from Joe's Pub to Lincoln Center. Upcoming works include MAGNIFICENT CLIMB (with Rick Elice), IMAGINE HARRY (with Jeff Talbott), and WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR (with Josh Halloway).
As a Music Director, Will currently works on KINKY BOOTS (Associate Music Director/Associate Music Supervisor [Korea]). Other credits include the Off-Broadway Revival of RENT (Music Director), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Keyboards), Kathleen Marshall's revival of GREASE (Associate Music Director), and the 1st National Touring Company of WICKED (Keyboards). Will orchestrated Andrew Lippa's show THE LIFE OF THE PARTY that debuted in May of 2014 at The Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Will also works with many New York City based artists including Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle and Jackie Hoffman.
Will's debut album, CHASING THE DAY, featuring a variety of Broadway performers and New York singer/songwriters is available through Sh-K-Boom records or on iTunes. His sophomore album WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR (2013 Concept Cast Recording) is available through CD Baby or on iTunes.View sheet music by Will Van Dyke.
With Annaleigh Ashford, Will wrote and produced ANOTHER TIME (ANDREW'S SONG) available wherever digital music is sold.
With Matt Doyle, Will co-wrote and produced his albums DAYLIGHT and CONSTANT available wherever digital music is sold.
Zack Zadek is a Long Island born composer/lyricist and singer/songwriter. His work has been heard at the Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, 54 Below, (Le) Poisson Rouge and as part of "In The Valley: The Songs of Zack Zadek" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Zack's sold-out musical 6, an intimate telling of six New Yorkers who, by six degrees of separation, unknowingly change each other's lives, was selected by the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festivalt. In addition to writing and performing new musical theatre, Zack is an active solo artist who has banged on pianos across New York, London, and Los Angeles. His current projects include The Crazy Ones, a musical about Steve Jobs and Apple (NYMF 2013), The Party In My Mind - a new immersive EDM song cycle, and upcoming solo EP. Zack is a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatist's Guild of America. View sheet music by Zack Zadek.
ZOE SARNAK is an award winning composer, lyricist and playwright. She graduated from Harvard University in 2009 magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Sarnak’s The Quad was produced at Harvard’s Loeb Experimental Theatre; she was awarded the Ann Radcliffe Trust for her work. Sarnak wrote the book, music and lyrics for Mixtape, featured in Silent Street Productions 2012 season and A Lasting Impression, winner of Pace New Musicals 2012, Off-Broadway at the 4th Street Theatre at NYTW in August 2012, winner of the 2013 NJ Playwright's contest, and produced in concert by Cutting Edge Composers at Joe's Pub in 2013. Her music has been featured by Cutting Edge Composers, New York Theatre Barn, Composers Sing Composers, and New York Musical Theatre Festival and in venues from Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop to Joe’s Pub and the Highline Ballroom. View sheet music by Zoe Sarnak.
- Brad Alexander
- Gaby Alter
- Nick Blaemire
- Beth Blatt
- Jeff Blumenkrantz
- John Bucchino
- Carner & Gregor
- Bobby Cronin
- Sam Davis
- Scott Evan Davis
- Carmel Dean
- Mindi Dickstein
- Lewis Flinn
- Drew Fornarola
- Michael Friedman
- Drew Gasparini
- Jonathan Reid Gealt
- Jenny Giering
- Goldrich & Heisler
- Paul Gordon
- Kirsten Guenther
- Adam Gwon
- Timothy Huang
- Joe Iconis
- Kooman & Dimond
- Lyons & Pakchar
- Dave Malloy
- Miller & Tysen
- Peter Mills
- Alexander Sage Oyen
- Ryan Scott Oliver
- Pasek & Paul
- Will Reynolds
- Rob Rokicki
- Brad Ross
- Salzman & Cunningham
- Zoe Sarnak
- Jeremy Schonfeld
- Joy Son
- Georgia Stitt
- Thomson and Mann
- Niko Tsakalakos
- Will Van Dyke
- Adam Wachter
- Michael Patrick Walker
- Jake Wilson
- Zack Zadek
- Joseph and David Zellnik
- 37 Notebooks
- Alphabet City Cycle
- Band Geeks!
- The Battery's Down
- Bernice Bobs Her Hair
- The Black Suits
- Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
- The Boy Detective Fails
- The Burnt Part Boys
- A Catered Affair
- Chasing The Day
- Click, Clack, Moo
- Crazy, Just Like Me
- The Crazy Ones
- The Danger Year
- Dear Edwina
- Ethan Frome
- Flash Of Time
- Fugitive Songs
- The Freshman Experiment
- A Girl Called Vincent
- Ghost Quartet
- Glory Days
- Gone Missing
- Henry & Mudge
- Homemade Fusion
- Hot Mess In Manhattan
- I Love You Because
- Island Song
- It's Only Life
- James And The Giant Peach
- Jasper in Deadland
- Junie B. Jones
- The Lightning Thief
- Little By Little
- Love's Labour's Lost
- Lysistrata Jones
- Make Me Bad
- Moment By Moment
- Month Upon a Time
- Mrs Sharp
- The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
- Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
- Neo: New Emerging Outstanding!
- Next Thing You Know
- Nobody Loves You
- Old Jews Telling Jokes
- Ordinary Days
- Out of My Head
- Party Worth Crashing
- Picture Perfect
- Poems & Moon Songs - a song constellation
- Rated RSO
- A Relative Relationship
- ...Samantha Brown
- See Rock City & Other Destinations
- Sense and Sensibility
- SMASH on NBC
- Submissions Only
- Tales From the Bad Years
- Things To Ruin
- The Times
- Tuck Everlasting
- The View From Here
- A View of the River
- Vote (for me!): A Musical Debate
- The Water
- We Foxes
- WELCOME TO MY LIFE (formerly BRATT CAMP)
- Whatever I Want It To Be
- The Woman Upstairs
- The Wreck
- Writing Kevin Taylor
- Wrong Number
- Stand-alone song
- NMT Launch Concert
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