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Schmuckler, Alan

Alan Schmuckler is an actor, composer/lyricist, and singer/songwriter.

He is the composer and co-lyricist of We Three Lizas (book and lyrics by Scott Bradley), which was commissioned by About Face Theatre, premiered at the Steppenwolf Garage, and has since been seen at Joe's Pub (NY) and Stage 773 (Chicago). His new musical The Emperor’s New Clothes (book by David Holstein) enjoyed a critically acclaimed premiere production at the Tony-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater; an expanded two-act version made its international debut with Stage Artz Theatre Company/Stage Artz Performing Arts School in Sydney, Australia. He and Michael Mahler co-wrote book, music and lyrics for How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?, which premiered and remounted at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and has since been produced nationwide, including at the Chicago Humanities Festival, the National Alliance for Music Theatre’s 21st Annual Festival of New Musicals, the Marriott Theatre, the Spirit of Broadway Theatre, Stages Theatre Company, and at numerous colleges, including Northwestern University. They co-wrote music and lyrics and (with Blake Silver and Jarrod Zimmerman) co-developed musical pilot Boyfred for Shoe Money Productions, Sony Television and ABC.

Alan's concert credits include Alan Schmuckler: I Miss the City at Joe's Pub; and, with Michael Mahler, the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, and numerous gigs with their band, the Lincoln Squares, whose debut EP, The Lincoln Squares!, is available for purchase. His music and lyrics have been featured in Stars of David (DR2 Theatre), the National Alliance for Music Theatre’s New Works Summit and Songwriters’ Showcase; in Chicago’s “Monday Nights, New Voices” series; at the York Theatre Company’s NEO6 Benefit Concert; and at the 4th Annual Broadway in South Africa Gala.

Upcoming projects include Days Like Today, a new musical inspired by the works of Charles L. Mee, with book by Laura Eason. Commissioned by Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL, it premieres May 2014.

Alan is a three-time Joseph Jefferson-nominated actor, for “Jerry/Daphne” in Sugar(Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace – Actor in a Lead Role, Musical); “Officer Marcus Moscowicz” in Murder For Two (Chicago Shakespeare Theater – Actor in a Lead Role, Musical); and “Marchbanks” in A Minister’s Wife (Writers’ Theatre – Actor in a Supporting Role, Musical).

His New York credits include Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center Theater) and Stars of David (DR2 Theatre), as well as work with the York Theatre and the National Yiddish Theatre. Chicagoland credits include "Mark Cohen" in Rent(American Theater Company/About Face Theatre, directed by David Cromer - Jeff nomination, Best Production, Musical); "Jamie" in The Last Five Years and “Charley Kringas” in Merrily We Roll Along (The Music Theatre Company - Jeff nomination for the latter, Best Production, Musical); as well as work with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Marriott Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, TimeLine Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Drury Lane Water Tower Place, Noble Fool Theatricals, Provision Theater, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago Humanities Festival (FolliesAssassins). His regional credits include work at Indiana Repertory Theatre and Wagon Wheel Theatre.

Alan is a member of AEA and ASCAP, and a proud graduate of Northwestern University and the School at Steppenwolf. He participated in the inaugural Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project.

For more: http://alanschmuckler.com/

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