On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2007
Mike Pettry is a New York based composer/lyricist and musician. He is a 2012 ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Lyric Award winner and a 2007 Jonathan Larson Award winner. Musicals written include Hardcore West Virginia (2012 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop), The Time Travelers Convention (album with Phoebe Strole and Nick Blaemire available on iTunes), World of Heroes, The Wonderful World of Zidney (commissioned, featured highlight at Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival), and Flipside (2007 NYU Frederick Loewe Award winner). Muzz Skillings (of Living Colour) produced several of Mike’s songs for the Lin McEwan album “When I Wake…” Mike’s solo album “The Voices In My Head” is available on iTunes. He also wrote and produced music for the film The Promise of New York (Big Muddy Film Festival Audience Choice Best Documentary).
As a musician, Mike frequently subbed on the Broadway revival of Godspell. He toured the country with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2007-2008) as assistant conductor, and appeared off-Broadway in Signs Of Life (music director) and Rooms: A Rock Romance (Time Life cast album). He orchestrated and music directed the world premiere of Fly By Night at Theatreworks in Palo Alto, CA. Other NYC performances include The Black Suits (Public Theater) and Things To Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis (Second Stage, Sh-K-Boom cast album). Mike is a songwriting teaching artist with Lincoln Center Theater. BA in piano and composition from Shepherd University, MFA in musical theatre writing from NYU/Tisch.