Joel B. New

Musical Theatre Artist



A composer, lyricist, bookwriter, producer, educator, and performer, JOEL B. NEW is the proud recipient of an American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant and MAC's 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" (

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,” which ran successfully for 5 consecutive seasons and was named one of the Top 20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans by

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.