BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS

Bryan Putnam

A NYC-based Writer/ Composer/ Playwright, and proud member of ASCAP & The Dramatist Guild of America,  Bryan's musical The ToyMaker was developed at the 2012 O'Neill National Music Theater Conference, where Bryan received The Georgia Holof Lyricist Award for his work. In 2011, The ToyMaker was awarded Best Original Score Award at WVMTF. The ToyMaker received a critically acclaimed run at The Theatre @ St. Clements as an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project starring Rosena M. Hill (Ragtime, Spamalot, Come Fly Away, Oklahoma), Rob Richardson (Tale of Two Cities), Greg Stone (The Pirate Queen, Urban Cowboy, Oklahoma! and Les Miserables) and Jessica Burrows (Zhivago). Other recent accomplishments include an award-winning FringeNYC production of his musical Trouble in Shameland, starring Evita's Florence Lacey and a staged Reading of the aforementioned  The ToyMaker at the York Theatre starring Christiane Noll, Zachary James, Justin Greer and Joan Barber and an amazingly talented cast. Both shows were finalists in the Richard Rodgers Award competition. More recently Bryan teamed up with orchestrator Josh Clayton for a DEMO recording of The ToyMaker. As a result the demo includes 5 fully orchestrated songs that can be sampled at www.thetoymakermusical.com. New works from Lullaby Street were premiered by invitation of  The Metropolis Opera Project earlier in 2010. Bryan also appeared in a Musical World podcast with Tony nominee Christiane Noll with The Encore Theatre Company. Earlier works include several plays, short stories, screenplays and the musical Mannekin, produced in Wilmington, NC in 1998, and music & lyrics for Blue Velvet, the musical. Upcoming work: Plastic Butterflies.  A member of AEA (Actor's Equity Association), he has performed all over the country in roles such as Leading Man Adam in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Jasper in Drood, Dr. Neville Craven and Albert Lennox in The Secret Garden, Kodaly in She Loves Me, Jigger in Carousel, Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac, Delmount in The Miss Firecracker Contest, Riff-Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Cinderella's Prince/ Wolf in Into The Woods, Bobby in Company, Dr. Parker in Bat Boy, Dan in Next to Normal and most recently Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap.

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