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Joe Iconis

 
Bio:
Joe is a writer and performer. As a composer - lyricist - book writer, he has authored the musicals Be More Chill (Two River Theater), Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Company), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), The Black Suits (Center Theater Group), ReWrite (Urban Stages), Theaterworks USA's ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Joe is a writer and performer. As a composer - lyricist - book writer, he has authored the musicals Be More Chill (Two River Theater), Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Company), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), The Black Suits (Center Theater Group), ReWrite (Urban Stages), Theaterworks USA's ... (read complete bio)
 

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Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter

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Joe Iconis and Lorinda Lisitza

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Writing
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Music
Bookwriter
Composer
Composer & Lyricist
Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter

Joe Iconis Biography

Joe is a writer and performer. As a composer - lyricist - book writer, he has authored the musicals Be More Chill (Two River Theater), Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Company), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), The Black Suits (Center Theater Group), ReWrite (Urban Stages), Theaterworks USA's The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People, and the currently in development Hunter S. Thompson Musical (for La Jolla Playhouse) and Love In Hate Nation. Albums: Be More Chill (Original Cast Recording), Things To Ruin (Original Cast Recording) and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. Joe's songs appeared on Season 2 of NBC's "Smash" and the New York Times called him "the future of musical theater." His concert act, Joe Iconis and Family, frequently plays Feinstein's/54 Below, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Weston Playhouse, and other venues around the country. He has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, an ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, a Doris Duke Grant, and a MAC John Wallowitch Songwriting Award. Joe is deliriously inspired by Robert Altman, Dolly Parton, Martin Scorsese, Sardi's, The Rolling Stones, whiskey, The Muppets, and The Family of artists he frequently surrounds himself with.

Joe Iconis Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Lyrics
Joe Iconis, Be More Chill
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Music
Joe Iconis, Be More Chill
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding New Score
Joe Iconis, Be More Chill
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Joe Iconis, Be More Chill
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Musical
Joe Iconis, We the People: America Rocks!
 
- 2007 - Most promising musical theatre lyricist Gold Star
Joe Iconis

Joe Iconis News

Joe Iconis, George Salazar, Teal Wicks & More to Take Part in Two River Theater Event Photo Joe Iconis, George Salazar, Teal Wicks & More to Take Part in Two River Theater Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Theater enthusiasts are invited to join Two River Theater Founder and Event Chair Joan Rechnitz on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in celebrating the launch of the ‘Dias/Hurst New Musical Fund’ in honor of Two River Theater’s outgoing leaders John Dias, Artistic Director, and Michael Hurst, Managing Director.   

A STRANGE LOOP Original Broadway Cast Recording To Be Released in June Photo A STRANGE LOOP Original Broadway Cast Recording To Be Released in June
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

​Ghostlight Records and Yellow Sound Label have announced that the original Broadway Cast Recording of A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning musical will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 10.

Eleri Ward to Release Special Vinyl Edition of A PERFECT LITTLE DEATH Photo Eleri Ward to Release Special Vinyl Edition of A PERFECT LITTLE DEATH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS will release a special vinyl edition of Eleri Ward album A Perfect Little Death on Friday, June 17. It’s currently available for pre-order. She will celebrate the release with a special sold-out concert at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street) in New York on June 7, which follows two sold-out shows earlier this year.

Reed Birney, Terence Archie, Nikki M. James & A.J. Shively to be Honored at Urban Sta Photo Reed Birney, Terence Archie, Nikki M. James & A.J. Shively to be Honored at Urban Stages' 38th Annual Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

This year’s honorees have all starred on the Urban Stages stage during their careers and include Tony Award winner Reed Birney will be presented with Urban Stages’ Luminary Award and Terence Archie, Nikki M. James, and AJ Shively will receive a mid-career award.

BWW Exclusive: Heidi Blickenstaff Sings 'Ammonia' from Joe Iconis' ALBUM Photo BWW Exclusive: Heidi Blickenstaff Sings 'Ammonia' from Joe Iconis' ALBUM
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2022

Joe Iconis's mega-record Album is on the way and BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen of the lead single 'Ammonia' sung by Tony-nominee Heidi Blickenstaff!

BWW Review: Tom Kitt Shines During REFLECTIONS: A SOLO CONCERT at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: Tom Kitt Shines During REFLECTIONS: A SOLO CONCERT at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - May 3, 2022

The former frontman for the Tom Kitt Band was on stage on his own this weekend, and it's a place he should be more frequently.

Murphy Taylor and Emerson Mae Smith to Star in NEW WRITERS AT 54! Photo Murphy Taylor and Emerson Mae Smith to Star in NEW WRITERS AT 54!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Murphy Taylor and Emerson Mae Smith with special guests in New Writers at 54! Identical twin transgender women and musical theatre writing duo, Murphy Taylor and Emerson Mae Smith are well versed in idiosyncrasy.

A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Be Photo A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Canceled Production of BE MORE CHILL Revived at Turlock High School Photo Canceled Production of BE MORE CHILL Revived at Turlock High School
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2022

A previously canceled production of Joe Iconis' teen sci-fi musical, Be More Chill, has been reinstated at Turlock High School in California.

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May Photo Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Joe Iconis Videos

VIDEO: Joe Iconis Celebrates West End Debut with BE MORE CHILL VideoVIDEO: Joe Iconis Celebrates West End Debut with BE MORE CHILL
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Jul 7, 2021

Last night the West End premiere of Be More Chill celebrated its official opening at London's Shaftesbury Theatre, so our very own @WestEndReporter Tom Hayden Millward caught up with the show's Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Joe Iconis to get his thoughts on his West End debut.

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE VideoVIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical, RENT, opened at New York Theatre Workshop. From its humble beginnings at NYTW, this rock musical went on to shape a generation. What began in the East Village traveled to Broadway, across the nation and around the world. While we await showtime, check out a trailer for the big event!

VIDEO: The Playbillies Cover 'Elephant Love Medley' From MOULIN ROUGE! Featuring Joe  VideoVIDEO: The Playbillies Cover 'Elephant Love Medley' From MOULIN ROUGE! Featuring Joe Iconis, Lauren Marcus, and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2021

The Playbillies have released a cover of the 'Elephant Love Medley' from Moulin Rouge in collaboration with many of their friends from the Broadway community. 

VIDEO: ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser! VideoVIDEO: ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser!
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2021

Notables from President Bill Clinton and Whoopi Goldberg to musicians Wynton Marsalis and Sting joined together on Sunday, Jan 24th to 'Save Birdland'.

VIDEO: Two River Theatre Celebrates ASL Day with Theatre Signs! VideoVIDEO: Two River Theatre Celebrates ASL Day with Theatre Signs!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

In celebration of National ASL Day, Two River Theatre patron Lori Timney guides you through some theater-related signs!

Living Room Concerts: Lauren Marcus and Joe Iconis Perform a Tune From COMPANY! VideoLiving Room Concerts: Lauren Marcus and Joe Iconis Perform a Tune From COMPANY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2020

For today's performance we've got Be More Chill's Lauren Marcus and Joe Iconis singing '(Not) Getting Married Today' from Company!

VIDEO: Watch the Full HIT LIST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, Featuring Jeremy Jord VideoVIDEO: Watch the Full HIT LIST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2020

SMASH fans, rejoice! The full Hit List concert, which premiered at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2013, is now available on YouTube!

VIDEO: Carl Hendrick Louis Performs From RADIO GOLF as Part of Two River Theater's Sc VideoVIDEO: Carl Hendrick Louis Performs From RADIO GOLF as Part of Two River Theater's Scene at Two River Series
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2020

Carl Hendrick Louis performs from Two River's recent production of August Wilson's RADIO GOLF in this new Scene at Two River video!

VIDEO: Two River Theater's Literary Manager Taylor Barfield Shares Context For The Am VideoVIDEO: Two River Theater's Literary Manager Taylor Barfield Shares Context For The American Century Cycle by August Wilson
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020

Two River Theater's Literary Manager Taylor Barfield shares some context for the American Century Cycle by August Wilson, through the company's recent production of Radio Golf.

VIDEO: Joe Iconis Performs 'Solitary' From LOVE IN HATE NATION VideoVIDEO: Joe Iconis Performs 'Solitary' From LOVE IN HATE NATION
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020

As part of Two River's #SceneatTwoRiver series, Joe Iconis performed 'Solitary,' the Act 2 opener of his musical, Love in Hate Nation.


Joe Iconis Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Joe Iconis written?
Joe Iconis has written 5 shows including The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Bookwriter), We the People: America Rocks! (Bookwriter), Be More Chill (Composer & Lyricist), Broadway Bounty Hunter (Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter), Love in Hate Nation (Composer).

What awards has Joe Iconis been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Be More Chill , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Be More Chill , Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Be More Chill , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Be More Chill Outstanding Musical (The Lortels) for We the People: America Rocks! and Most promising musical theatre lyricist () for .

What awards has Joe Iconis won?
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