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Billy Recce

Billy Recce is a writer, composer and performer living in New York City.

 His show “Balloon Boy: The Musical” has been presented at the Kraine Theatre (NYC), The International Thespian Festival (Lincoln, NE), Monarch High School (Fort Collins, CO) and Theatre Row (NYMF). It has won the 2014 Thespian Musicalworks Award (sponsored by Theatrical Rights Worldwide), and its world premiere production, at a high school just a few miles away from where the “Balloon Boy” event actually occurred, was featured on CBS, NBC, FOX News, NPR, Colorado Public Radio,, the LA Times and beyond. At 17, he was the youngest writer to ever get selected for the prestigious New York Musical Theatre Festival, a production that was featured on Timeout’s “11 Shows You Should Catch at NYMF” and Playbill’s “Top Ten Shows Not To Miss At NYMF”. In October 2017, Green Room 42 launched their New Writers Series with a concert version of the show.

 His musical “Wally Weasel’s G.O.P Jamboree!” recently had its world premiere production at Fordham University in October 2016. His next musical, “The Charlatans“, premiered at Fordham University in February 2018.

As a singer-songwriter, his concert “Songs To Pop Balloons To: The Music of Billy Recce” played at the York Theatre Company in August 2016. In July 2017, he made his 54 Below Debut with “The Perks of Being A Snowflake: Songs by Billy Recce“, a show that he also presented in September 2017 at The Metropolitan Room. He is currently the Head Writer and Composer of BroadwayWorld’s award winning, musical web-series “Rachel Unraveled”. His songs have also been heard at other various venues across Manhattan, including The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama’s, and Tune In Time.

In 2017, Recce was the recipient of the York Theatre Company’s NEO Award. In 2018, his song “Go Into Finance” received the MAC Award for Best Comedy/Novelty song.

As a playwright, he is the winner of the 2014 VSA Playwright Discovery Award for HAPPY, and his other plays have been performed at the Kennedy Center, the Cherry Lane Theatre and the 2014 NYSTEA conference. In addition, his other works extensively cover social justice, have been recognized by the United Nations, and were performed at various venues and social justice events across New York.

Billy is currently a Junior in the prestigious playwriting program at Fordham University, Lincoln Center. He is represented by The Paradigm Agency. Currently, he is working on a musical about the life of Rudolph Valentino, an album, and some other cool things that he can’t talk about, so don’t ask.


Pain (Gwyneth Paltrow)

Music & Lyrics by Billy RecceA musical ode to the American tradition of celebrity hating.Female key of D (A3-C5) (Video is in D)Male key of G (D3-F4)Lindsay Nicole Chambers at 54 Below on July 7, 2017.

When I'm Old

Music & Lyrics by Billy RecceFrom BALLOON BOY: THE MUSICAL Falcon, the young boy dubbed “Balloon Boy” in the press after his family’s media stunt goes viral, dreams of what life will be like when he can finally tell the world his side of the story. Key of Bb (Eb3-F4)Roger Dawley at 54 Below on July 7, 2017.

Normal (Enough) For Me

Music & Lyrics by Billy RecceFrom BALLOON BOY: THE MUSICAL Just before a highly public trial, Richard, the patriarch of a family of Reality TV wannabes, pleads that one court case doesn't need to be the end of his family. Key of Eb (Eb3-F4) Feat. John Hemphill, Laura Laureano, Zachary Noah Piser, Michael Kushner, Nick Selting at the Green Room