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Will Van Dyke Biography

 
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Will Van Dyke is a New York based composer/lyricist and music director. Will most recently penned the original score for the Off-Broadway play THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY. Compositions include WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR (Village Theatre), WINNIE THE POOH, KIDS (Disney), THE LION KING EXPERIENCE titles ... (read complete bio)
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Will Van Dyke is a New York based composer/lyricist and music director. Will most recently penned the original score for the Off-Broadway play THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY. Compositions include WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR (Village Theatre), WINNIE THE POOH, KIDS (Disney), THE LION KING EXPERIENCE titles ... (read complete bio)

Will Van Dyke is a New York based composer/lyricist and music director.



Will most recently penned the original score for the Off-Broadway play THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY. Compositions include WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR (Village Theatre), WINNIE THE POOH, KIDS (Disney), THE LION KING EXPERIENCE titles (Disney). Currently in development: MAGNIFICENT CLIMB (with Rick Elice), IMAGINE HARRY, WINTERSONG, SEVEN BROKEN HEARTS, and THE CIRCLE & THE WHEEL (with Jeff Talbott), as well as a theatrical adaptation of his debut album CHASING THE DAY highlighting his work with all of his collaborators. Will has also contributed music for THE DEVIL'S BITCH (Playbill), ONE SMALL STEP FOR MELVIN (Wine & Cheese Club Prod.), and THE GIRLS I'VE LIKE LIKED (Ars Nova). His songs have been performed at venues all over the country.



Will currently serves as the Music Supervisor/Arranger/Orchestrator for PRETTY WOMAN. Other MD credits include KINKY BOOTS, the Off-Broadway Revival of RENT (Music Director), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Keyboards), Kathleen Marshall's revival of GREASE (Associate Music Director), and the 1st National Touring Company of WICKED (Keyboards). Will orchestrated Andrew Lippa's shows THE MAN IN THE CEILING (Bay Street), and THE LIFE OF THE PARTY that debuted in May of 2014 at The Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Will is also the Music Director of The Whiskey 5 a band he assembled in 2014. Together they work with many New York City based artists including Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle and Jackie Hoffman.



Will's albums, CHASING THE DAY and WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR (2013 Concept Cast Recording), featuring a variety of Broadway performers, are available wherever digital music is sold. His newest album, an EP with Jeff Talbott, A VIEW OF THE RIVER was released in the fall of 2015.



With Annaleigh Ashford, Will helped create and Music Directed her critically accalimed show and live recording LOST IN THE STARS (MAC nomination). He also wrote and produced ANOTHER TIME (MAC nomination). Mostly recently they filmed and performed her one woman show for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER on PBS.



With Matt Doyle, Will co-wrote and produced his albums DAYLIGHT, CONSTANT, MAKE THE SEASON BRIGHT, and UNCONTROLLED.