Daniel Maté is the recipient of the 2013 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist. He also received the Jonathan Larson Grant and the ASCAP Foundation’s Cole Porter Award in 2010 for his music and lyrics. With composer Will Aronson, he wrote lyrics and co-wrote the book for The Trouble With Doug, a comedic musical inspired by Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” Doug was featured at the 2010 National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival of New Musicals with direction by Tony-winning performer Victoria Clark, and has since been developed at Royal & Derngate (UK) and Theatreworks Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, CA.) Maté and Aronson are currently working with bookwriter Hannah Kohl on a family musical commissioned by Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Daniel’s acclaimed song cycle The Longing and the Short of It was produced in Fall 2013 by the Theatre at Arts Garage in Delray Beach, Florida; previously it has been developed at Barrington Stage (William Finn, dir.,) the Disney-ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop (Stephen Schwartz, dir.,) and Playwrights Horizons (Victoria Clark, dir..) Daniel also wrote book, music, and lyrics for The Story Of Jo-Beth, a modern-day American retelling of the Book of Job (CAP 21, 2011; JCC in Manhattan, 2013.)
Bio as of April, 2014.