Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer and a fixture on the New York cabaret scene. 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. The original cast recording of his musical phenomenon Be More Chill has been streamed over 95 million times, and his song “Broadway, Here I Come!” was hailed by the New York Times as a new entry in the Great American Songbook. He is the author of Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Company), Be More Chill (Two River Theater), The Black Suits (Center Theater Group), the rock and roll Spaghetti Western musical Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), ReWrite (Urban Stages), Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People. Albums: Be More Chill (Original Cast Recording), Things To Ruin (Original Cast Recording) and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. In development: The Hunter S. Thompson Musical for La Jolla Playhouse, and Love in Hate Nation, for Penn State School of Theater. Joe is deliriously inspired by Robert Altman, Dolly Parton, Martin Scorcese, Sardi’s, The Rolling Stones, whiskey, The Muppets, and The Family of artists he frequently surrounds himself with.