Joel B. New is an award-winning composer/lyricist. He is the proud recipient of a 2008 American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant. Joel has been praised as one of today’s “most exciting contemporary musical theatre writers.” (BroadwayWorld.com)
His stage projects include To Hell and Back, Mackenzie and the Missing Boy, Awakening (music: J. Oconer Navarro, book: Jennifer Stafford), Standalone, In Others’ Words, and RSVP.
Joel’s work has been seen and developed at Ars Nova, New York Theatre Barn, Lincoln Center, and more, performed by the likes of Broadway veterans Mary Testa, Donna Lynne Champlin, and Megan McGinnis. In addition to the Larson Award, his honors include receiving an NYU-Tisch Alumni Grant (made possible by the Frederick Loewe Foundation), a Margo Lion Award, and a Blevins-Thrower Encouragement Award.
Joel holds an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is a member of BMI and the Dramatists Guild of America. He is currently represented by Abrams Artists Agency.