A composer, lyricist, bookwriter, producer, educator, and performer, JOEL B. NEW is the proud recipient of an American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant for his music and lyrics. Joel has been praised as one of today’s “most exciting contemporary musical theatre writers” whose songs are "abound with charm and a warm delicacy" (BroadwayWorld.com).
His stage projects include TO HELL AND BACK, MACKENZIE & THE MISSING BOY, AWAKENING (book: Jenny Stafford, music: J. Oconer Navarro), STANDALONE: A SONG CYCLE, AGATHA IN THE ATTIC, RSVP, and the highly anticipated MONKEY TROUBLE UNLEASHED! Joel’s work has been seen and developed at Ars Nova, New York Theatre Barn, Prospect Theater Company, Musical Theatre Factory, Broadway au Carré in Paris, and the New York Musical Festival.
He is also the creator and host of “Something New,” now in its fifth season and named one of the Top 20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans by BroadwayWorld.com.