On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2000
Their songs have been performed at Carnegie Hall (Michael Feinstein: Now and Then Series), Lincoln Center (American Songbook Series), Joe’s Pub, Birdland, Symphony Space, The Kennedy Center, and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Their songs have been premiered by Kristin Chenoweth (Carnegie Hall), Rebecca Luker (The Kennedy Center), Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Stephanie J. Block, Susan Egan, and Liz Callaway. Together they have received the Jonathan Larson Award, and as a composer, Paul is the recipient of the 2010 Burton Lane Award. Recordings of their work appear on Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley’s Opposite You, Stephanie J. Block’s This Place I Know, and Rebecca Luker’s Greenwich Time. (Sorta) Love Songs, their debut CD, will be released in November 2010 on the Sh-K-Boom Records label. Their musical Six of One, (re-titled The Extraordinary Ordinary), received a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, an ASCAP workshop, a CAP21 workshop, and a production in the Philly Fringe Festival. Musical revues include Love Songs and Other Crap (MAC Award nomination) and Sorta Love Songs (Birdland). Ella Minnow Pea, their new musical, received a production at the University of Michigan.