Jeremy Desmon

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Jeremy Desmon

Jeremy Desmon is an award-winning musical theatre bookwriter whose stories have played around the world.

The Girl in the Frame, seen in over a dozen productions, earned him the prestigious Edward Kleban Prize as America’s most promising Musical Theatre Bookwriter. His “revisal” of Good News recently opened The Goodspeed Opera House’s 50th Anniversary Season. Pump Up The Volume, his rock musical adaptation of the 1990 Christian Slater film, is currently being developed for Broadway under the direction/choreography of Christopher Gattelli.

Other notable credits: Surviving The Avalanche (Barrington Stage), Virtually Me (TheatreworksUSA) and the non-musical comedy, 7 1/2 Wondrous Act(s) of True Love(Midtown Direct Rep).

In addition, Mr. Desmon has written numerous “family theatrical” touring arena shows, as well, including Universal’s Curious George Live!, Disney Live’s Mickey’s Music Festival!, Sesame Workshop’s Elmo Rocks! and multiple editions of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Only one of these shows was on skates (Disney On Ice’s Rockin’ Ever After).

Mr. Desmon is an alumnus of Stanford University (BA) and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (MFA). He teaches a musical theatre workshop at Princeton University and is a former Jonathan Larson Fellow with the Dramatists Guild for his work as a lyricist.

Mr. Desmon lives in Manhattan, right by that Starbucks.