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Joseph and David Zellnik

JOSEPH and DAVID ZELLNIK are best known as the composer and lyricist/librettist (respectively) of Yank! which premiered Off-Broadway in 2010, received 7 Drama Desk nominations (including Best Musical and Best Score) as well as Best Musical nominations from the Outer Critics’ Circle, and Lucille Lortel Foundation. An Original Cast Album is available from PS Classics. The show has also had award-winning regional runs in the US, in Chicago, San Diego, Columbus, Richmond, and Louisville and more, and wen international in 2017, with productions in Manchester, London and (in Portuguese!) Rio de Janeiro.

Joseph and David’s previous musicals include First in Flight for TheaterworksUSA, and City of Dreams which won the 2002 Nat’l Music Theatre Network competition and was performed at the first Int’l Music Theatre Festival in Cardiff, Wales and the New York Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival. Two songs from City of Dreams are featured on Alison Fraser's 2000 album Men in My Life.

Their newest musical is Ruth and the Panda tells the story of a New York dressmaker who became a celebrity and then activist when she brought the first live panda out of China in 1935 (currently in development…stay tuned!).

Yank! Vocal Selections

Music by Joseph Zellnik Lyrics by David ZellnikIncludes:Rememb'ring You  Yank  The Saddest Gal What Am  Betty  Click  Blue Twilight  You, You  A Couple of Regular Guys  Your Squad Is Your Squad  Light On Your Feet  Just True  My Soldier  Howd'ja Like A Little More Of Me?     (please note all songbooks are digital download only)

New York Day

From the album Artists In Residence (Broadway Records)  Music by Joseph Zellnik Lyrics by David Zellnik This lush, melodic ballad was written for the album Artists In Residence, a collection of brand-new songs written and performed by members of the theatre community (all from their homes) about aspects of life during the Covid-19 lockdown. When we were considering what sort of song we...

The Toolbox

Music by Joseph Zellnik Lyrics by David Zellnik This sweet and uplifting ballad was written for the TheatreWorks USA musical First in Flight: The Wright Brothers. In this song, the boys’ mom – knowing she doesn't have much longer to live – bequeaths to her sons her most prized possession: her toolbox… along with some maternal advice. The song is...