Benj Pasek Biography

Gender: Male

Pasek & Paul's musical Dogfight had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre, where it won the Lortel Award for Best New Musical. Theater credits include A Christmas Story, The Musical on Broadway, which received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Edges. TV credits include "Smash," "Sesame Street," "Johnny and the Sprites."

Pasek and Paul created the song "Unlimited" for Old Navy's 2014 back-to-school campaign, which earned them a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. Upcoming film projects include La La Land (Lionsgate); The Greatest Showman (FOX); Trolls (Dreamworks Animation); Medusa (Sony Pictures Animation); Tom and Jerry Return to Oz (Warner Bros Animation). Honors: Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (American Academy of Arts and Letters), ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, Jonathan Larson Award.

Both are B.F.A. Musical Theatre graduates of the University of Michigan and members of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

Benj Pasek Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Benj Pasek, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Lyrics
Benj Pasek, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway)
Benj Pasek, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Music
Benj Pasek, A Christmas Story, The Musical!
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Benj Pasek, A Christmas Story, The Musical
 
Richard Rodgers Award - 2011 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award
Benj Pasek