Carmel Dean is an award-winning composer/lyricist and Broadway music supervisor, musical director and arranger. Her compositional debut, Renascence, was produced in 2018 and subsequently won the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. Her song cycle, Well-Behaved Women, about bad-ass, game-changing historical women, premiered at Joe’s Pub in January 2020, and later received rave reviews for its production in Sydney, Australia. Current compositions include Maiden Voyage (commission for New Works Provincetown/Mark Cortale) and On Cedar Street (co-composed with Lucy Simon).
As a Broadway Musical Director, Supervisor and/or Arranger, Carmel’s credits include the current revival of Funny Girl (starring Lea Michele), If/Then (starring Idina Menzel), American Idiot, Hands on a Hardbody, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Upcoming Broadway projects include The Notebook (with a score by Ingrid Michaelson), which premiered at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the fall of 2022.
Other roles include Vocal Arranger for jam-band Phish and Trey Anastasio (Madison Square Garden; Las Vegas; Chicago’s Wrigley Field); performer with Green Day on the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards; and former musical director for Broadway legend Chita Rivera.
Born and rasied in Perth, Australia, and now residing in New York, Carmel is a Fulbright Scholar, holds an MFA from New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and is a current member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Workshop.
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