A composer, lyricist, bookwriter, producer, educator, and performer, JOEL B. NEW is the proud recipient of the American Theatre Wing’s Jonathan Larson Grant and MAC's John Wallowitch Award for his songwriting. 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 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 musical comedy 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,” which was named one of the Top 20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans by BroadwayWorld.com.
Joel’s first solo EP Cabot Cove -- a collection of “theatre pop” songs inspired by the classic TV series Murder, She Wrote -- is available on Broadway Records. He is currently hard at work on his second album, sardonically entitled Joel B. New Is Trying Too Hard.