Drew Brody

Producer, Music and Lyrics

In 2007, Drew released his first solo record of mostly original songs and a few covers.

Available on iTunes. Listen to tracks


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Drew Brody – Ember

Music and Lyrics

EP released in 2015 featuring recordings of Drew’s singer/songwriter material.

Available on iTunes. Listen to tracks


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Curvy Widow

Music and Lyrics, with Book by Bobby Goldman

Based on a true story, CURVY WIDOW is a sassy, frank and witty musical comedy that follows the daily exploits of a fifty-something widow whose adventures in the least expected places reveal unexpected truths about life, love, survival and sex. Featuring a book by Bobby Goldman, music & lyrics by Drew Brody and direction by Peter Flynn, Curvy learns the hard way what it means to start life over in the modern age.

First production: NC Stage Company, Asheville, NC, starring Nancy Opel. Previews began November 2, 2016 and opened on November 12, 2016.

Second production: George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick NJ. Previews began May 2, 2017 and opened on May 5, 2017


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Oh, Hello on Broadway

Original Music

Oh, Hello opened on Broadway in October 2016 at the Lyceum Theater, starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney and directed by Alex Timbers. Drew created the “Too Much Tuna” jingles and other incidental music for the production.



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A Little Single

Music and Lyrics by Drew Brody and Lance Horne

“A Little Single”, the new EP from Drew Brody and Lance Horne, is a collection of personal and poignant new songs performed by the composers themselves. Horne contributes the hilarious number “The Grindr Song” and the poignant title track, a paean to friendship and the great personalities of downtown New York. Brody introduces two compositions of his own, the romantic “Do You Think We Can Dance Now” and the rueful “Saying No To Love.” They collaborate on the exuberant song “Wingman,” a new twist on the curious and caring nature of the gay community.

A Yellow Sound Label release, available at Broadway Records and on iTunes.


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Stephen Winter’s Jason and Shirley

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Jason and Shirely had its NYC Theatrical Premiere at the MoMA in October 2015. Based on historic events, the film thrillingly recreates the dark, electrifying, take-no-prisoners 1966 power struggle between Jewish, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Shirley Clarke and her subject, Jason Holliday, a fierce black gay queen over a 12-hour marathon filming session which gave rise to Clarke’s iconic documentary Portrait of Jason.


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Grind

Vocal Arrangements, Cameo Appearance

A short film musical written by Zachary Halley with music and lyrics by Derek Gregor and Selda Sahin. Grind takes a sexy and artistic look at the ways we connect in today’s multi-screened hookup culture and asks, “Do you really know who you’re talking to?” Starring Anthony Rapp, Claire Coffey, and Pasha Pellosie.


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WILSHIRE

Book by Bobby Goldman
Music and Lyrics by Drew Brody

An ambitious developer has turned an old age home into a hip hotel in the heart of modern-day West Hollywood, but an egotistical rock god, his scheming agent, a vegan waitress and, of course, the ghosts of the former residents all threaten to ruin the grand opening of WILSHIRE.

An original musical about life, death, and everyone in between.

A stage reading for Wilshire in April 2013 was directed by Rob Ashford, featuring a cast of 16, including: Rob Bartlett, Ray Bokhour, John Dossett, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Harriet Harris, Richard Poe, Justin Matthew Sargent, Chris Sieber, and Adrienne Warren. This show is currently in development for a commercial run.


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The Mudge Boy

Book/Director Brett Smock
Music and Lyrics by Drew Brody

Duncan Mudge has just lost his mother and is grappling with the emotional vacuum and a despondent, grief-stricken father. A small town in Vermont and its close-knit inhabitants weave in and out of his journey, creating a gripping portrait of family, loss, acceptance, and what lies beneath in rural, adolescent America. The Mudge Boy addresses issues of teen and family violence, bullying and cruelty while deconstructing the voyage to identity faced by every teenager.

Based on an original Showtime movie with a screenplay by Michael Burke.

Listen to demo excerpts


Cutman: A Boxing Musical

Music/Lyrics

All his life, Ari Hoffman has dreamed of being the Welter-Weight Boxing Champion of the World. After years of being sheltered and trained by his father in the basement of their synagogue, Ari finally turns pro, taking the boxing world by storm. However, when his promoter orchestrates a title fight on the eve of Yom Kippur, Ari chooses to fight, defying his faith and his family. Cutman chronicles the story of a young Jewish boxer’s sturggle between his ambition and his religion. The music follows the characters and settings, mixing contemporary sounds and styles with traditional Jewish modalities. Book by Jared Coseglia and Cory Grant. www.cutmanthemusical.com

Listen to demo excerpts


M-LAB

Singer, Lyrics

Drew fronted the NYC-based dramatic rock band, M-LAB, from 2001 until the band broke up in 2012. M-LAB’s second album, a bold and hopeful spark, is a larger-than-life music experience with sonic elements reminiscent of new bands like The Fray and The Killers alongside influences of iconic bands like U2 and Queen.

www.m-labmusic.com

Listen to tracks


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Co-Producer, Mixing and Recording

Jay’s second album spent weeks at #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts and broke the top 10 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts. One of the songs was featured on So You Think You Can Dance (Canada).

www.jaybrannan.com


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Derma

Music and Lyrics

Derma is a journey through the life of the central character, Joan. It follows her from her first day of college and finding her first love, through the ups and downs of a difficult marriage, her struggle with a rare skin disease called scleroderma, her battles with depression, and her eventual triumph of spirit. The music of the show is influenced by the era of each of the scenes, referencing 50s girl groups, 60s folk singers, and 70s singer/songwriters. Book by Jared Coseglia and Cory Grant.

Derma made its world premiere at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in 2013, with a run at the Woolfe Street Playhouse in Charleston, SC. The show starred Megan Lewis, Alex Hoeffler, and Jenny Rose Baker.

Listen to demo excerpts


The Lightning Field

Music and Lyrics, Music Production, Orchestrations

Drew created the underscoring and songs used in this play, winner of the Outstanding Play Award at the New York International Fringe Festival 2005, GLAAD Media Best Off-Off Broadway Play of 2005, TheaterMania Best of 2005 Top 10. A BannerNY production written by David Ozanich.

http://www.lightningfieldtheplay.com/

Listen to excerpts


Drew Brody’s Baskethouse Song-a-Week Challenge.

Producer, Host, Songwriter

Drew created the Baskethouse Song-a-Week Challenge podcast, which ran for six months in 2006-2007 and challenged 12 independent, do-it-yourself singer/songwriters to record a new song each week. Over the course of the podcast, which lasted 6 months, 185 songs were recorded.


Baskethouse Records.

Drew’s independent record label.

www.baskethouserecords.com


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