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.