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Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer and performer. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, two Drama Desk Awards and a Lucille Lortel Award, is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, Jonathan Larson Award and Richard Rodgers Award. Joe’s musical Be More Chill (with Joe Tracz) opened this season at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, following a sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Pershing Square Signature Center and a world premiere at Two River Theatre.

He is the author of Broadway Bounty Hunter (with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams; Barrington Stage Company and Greenwich House Theater Off-Broadway), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova, NAMT), The Black Suits (Center Theater Group, Barrington Stage Company), ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House), Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People. Musicals currently in development include The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical (for La Jolla Playhouse), Punk Rock Girl, and Love In Hate Nation.

His music appeared on Season 2 of NBC’s “Smash,” with his song “Broadway, Here I Come!” hailed by The New York Times as a new entry in The Great American Songbook. Albums: Be More Chill (OCR), which has been streamed over 220 million times; Things To Ruin (OCR); Two-Player Game; and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.

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.

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.

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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

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Exclusive: Watch the Opening Number from THE UNTITLED UNAUTHORIZED HUNTER S. THOMPSON MUSICAL at Signature

Signature Theatre in Washington DC will present the second production of The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical by Joe Iconis as part of their 2024/2025 season. Watch Gabriel Ebert and company perform the opening number from the show in this exclusive video.
IN THE HEIGHTS, SOFT POWER & More Set for Signature Theatre 2024-25 Season

Signature Theatre has unveiled its 2024-2025 Season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
Jennifer Ashley Tepper's 'Women Writing Musicals' Book Will Get November Release

Jennifer Ashley Tepper, writer of BroadwayWorld's Broadway Deep Dive series, has revealed that her next book is in the works. Titled 'Women Writing Musicals: The Legacy That the History Books Left Out', the book will be published by Applause on November 19, 2024.
Cast Set For JERSEY BOYS at Weston Theater Company

 Weston Theater Company will take audiences for a musical ride chronicling the rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons inJERSEY BOYS: THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS, playing at Weston’s Walker Farm Theater from June 12 - July 13. 
North American Tour of MYSTIC PIZZA to Launch in January 2025

The highly-anticipated musical adaptation of the 1988 classic movie MYSTIC PIZZA, which recently completed a critically hailed run at LA Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts this past January, will embark on a North American Tour in January 2025.
Joe Tracz to Serve as Writer and Co-Showrunner on ONE PIECE

Joe Tracz, writer of Be More Chill and The Lightning Thief musical, has joined the second season of the Netflix series One Piece. Tracz will be working with Matt Owens, co-showrunner and writer of Season 1, as writer, executive producer and co-showrunner. Tracz previously worked with Netflix as a writer and producer on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Dash & Lily. Most recently, Tracz worked as a writer for the Disney+ adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Joe Iconis and Lauren Marcus Welcome Their First Child

Be More Chill composer Joe Iconis and writer/actress Lauren Marcus have welcomed their first child!
Feature: Meet 54 Below's Newest Board Members

54 Below recently welcomed six new members to their distinguished board of directors. We asked them a few questions to get to know them a bit better. Meet James Gunderson, Tom Hood, Howard Lee Morgan, Brian Kaltner, Lee H. Perlman and Susan L Raanan!
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Cast Album Will Be Recorded Next Week; Released on Ghostlight Records

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced plans for an original cast recording of the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants. Learn more here!
Barrington Stage Company Will Offer Tuition-free Musical Theatre Conservatory To College Students

Barrington Stage Company has announced that the 2024 BSC Musical Theatre Conservatory will be tuition-free. 
Broadway Podcast Network Debuts THE DRAMA BOOK SHOW! Podcast

Broadway Podcast Network introduces a new podcast, THE DRAMA BOOK SHOW! Tune in for engaging discussions on drama literature and insightful interviews with industry professionals.
Liz Callaway, Billy Stritch & More Nominated for 2024 MAC Awards - See the Full List!

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets has revealed the 2024 MAC Award nominees. See who was nominated!
Ford And Campbell Join Workshop Of New Edward Kleban Musical GALLERY

Join the Weathervane Theatre for a workshop presentation of the new Edward Kleban musical, GALLERY, starring Sara Jean Ford and Ta’Rea Campbell.
Sara Jean Ford and Ta'Rea Campbell Join Workshop of Ed Kleban's GALLERY

The Weathervane Theatre will offer a workshop presentation of GALLERY by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Ed Kleban. We have all the details!
Work by Rachel Bloom, Sara Porkalob & More Set for 2024 Williamstown Theatre Festival Summer Season

The 2024 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season has revealed its lineup. See the shows being presented and learn how to purchase tickets.
Maggie Kneip Will Return to Laurie Beechman Theatre in May With STUCK IN A MOMENT

fter a sold-out debut performance in February, Maggie Kneip will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with her show “Stuck in a Moment.” The show returns Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 7 pm.
Sam Primack, Kyle Scatliffe & More To Lead BOHEMIAN PROGENY Industry Readings

BOHEMIAN PROGENY, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Julian Rosenblum and additional story development by Sabrina Karlin, will present industry readings at Ripley Grier Studios. Learn more about the show here!
Tickets On Sale For World Premiere Comedy A THOUSAND MAIDS At Two River Theater

Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere comedy 'A Thousand Maids' at Two River Theater. Written by Tony Meneses and directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar, the show will run from April 6 to April 28, 2024 in the Marion Huber Theater.
Mary Testa to Star in GALLERY Workshop Presentation at The Weathervane Theatre

The Weathervane Theatre will offer a Workshop presentation of GALLERY by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Ed Kleban (A Chorus Line). Learn more about Gallery and see who is starring!
L Morgan Lee Will Perform at Branford's Legacy Theatre This Weekend

Join Tony Award Nominee L Morgan Lee-most recently known for her breakout performance in 'A Strange Loop' on Broadway-in a concert filled with Broadway classics, gems by new writers, and unexpected deep-cuts that explore her dreams about love, life, and a world of possibilities.


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?

Joe Iconis has been nominated for the following awards: - 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! - Most promising musical theatre lyricist for Be More Chill

What awards has Joe Iconis won?

Joe Iconis has won the Kleban Award for Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist.

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