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Michael Mott

MICHAEL MOTT is an internationally acclaimed musical theatre composer/ lyricist, pop songwriter and vocal producer with over 13 million streams to his name. He has been heralded one of Playbill's "contemporary composers you should know." His original musicals include In The Light, A Faustian Tale (book by Nathan Wright and Justin Silvestri), The Fairy's Tale (book by Gretchen Suárez-Peña), Mob Wife, A Mafia Comedy (book by Corey Skaggs) and the ten minute musical, Riding Out The Storm (book and lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson). He has written, produced and recorded three full length studio albums of his original theatre, pop and jazz material sung by some of the best vocalists from Broadway, television and film. His discography includes Where The Sky Ends, Abandoned Heart, In The Light (Highlights from the World Premiere Studio Cast Recording) [which debuted at #8 on the Billboard charts], plus various dance remix EPs and singles. His full discography is available everywhere music is sold. Sheet music is available at


In The Light, A Faustian Tale - Highlights Vocal Selections

THE LIGHT, A Faustian Tale — the new musical with a contemporary spin on the epic Faustus story of greed, power and lust — features music and lyrics by by Michael Mott (Where The Sky Ends), book by Nathan Wright (Architecting) and Justin Silvestri, orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg (Jekyll & Hyde), and arrangements by Mott and Joshua Zecher-Ross (Be More...

She's Not Me

From In The Light, A Faustian Tale The character establishment song for the female protagonist in IN THE LIGHT, Gretchen Wagner.  Key of B (A3-C5) Performed by Sierra Boggess at 54 Below on August 19, 2017

The Man I Know

From In The Light, A Faustian Tale In The Light follows Dr. Johann Faustus, an astronomer in 16th century Germany. We learn his wife, Ana, is his scribe and collaborator. As the plot thickens, the tension between Johann and Ana becomes very strained and they experience a moment of crisis in their relationship. For the first time we catch a glimpse inside Ana’s heart in...

Dare To Dream (Album version)

From Where the Sky Ends An inspirational anthem from Mott's original musical, Faustus, which has since been rewritten and renamed In The Light, A Faustian Tale. This version of "Dare To Dream" appeared on Mott's debut album Where The Sky Ends and was recorded by TONY Award Nominees Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes. Key of A/C Laura Osnes & Jeremy Jordan at 42 West on...

Dare To Dream (Show version)

From In The Light, A Faustian Tale An inspirational anthem from Mott's original musical, In The Light, A Faustian Tale. "Dare To Dream" has been performed by TONY Award Nominees Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Sierra Boggess, Jason Gotay, Renee Rapp and Antonio Cipriano. Key of A/C Sierra Boggess & Jason Gotay at 54 Below on 8/20/2017

Her Embrace

From In The Light, A Faustian Tale  The eleven o'clock number from In The Light sung by Dr. Johann Faustus. This song has been recorded and performed by TONY Award Nominees Jeremy Jordan and Bobby Conte Thornton.   Key of D (D3-A4) Jeremy Jordan at 54 Below on 8/20/2017 Performed by Bobby Conte Thornton Live at The Green Room 42 on January 25, 2020

Let Go of Me

From In The Light, A Faustian Tale IN THE LIGHT follows Dr. Johann Faustus, an astronomer in 16th century Germany. Traumatized by his trial of being convicted of blasphemy and run out of town by the Holy Church, he is alone in the woods and contemplates suicide in this sweeping, dramatic character establishment song. Key of Gm (D3-A4) Performed by...