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.