DYLAN GLATTHORN is a two-time Alan Menken Award-winning composer and lyricist. His music has been described by the New York Times as “assured” with the “steaminess and drive of Janacek” and the “harmonic allure” of Debussy. He currently resides in Brooklyn.
Dylan has written music for dozens of critically-acclaimed and award-winning films, as well as for brands like Nickelodeon, Oakley, Alessi, and PBS. For his work in film, he has been awarded the Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Music in Film as well as Best Original Score at the First Run Film Festival. He has received commissions from numerous organizations and ensembles including the International Double Reed Society, PUBLIQuartet, the Quintet of the Americas, and Cadillac Moon Ensemble. He composed the musical score for Orange Grove Dance’s REMNANTS which premiered at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in March of 2018. Other awards and honors include the 2018 Mainstage Residency & 2017 Greenhouse Residency at Andy’s Summer Playhouse, the 2013 Metlife Creative Connections Grant, and the 2011 & 2007 Alan Menken Awards. He was also the winner of the 2011 Skirball Film Scoring Competition.
He has written three full-length musicals: Edison (2017 O’Neill National Music Theater Conference finalist), Republic (2011 O’Neill National Music Theater Conference finalist), and The Way It Goes. Last year, Diana DeGarmo‘s GEMINI: Vol. 1, a country-meets-neo-burlesque album with all songs written by DeGarmo and Glatthorn, was released by Mailboat Records. The two are collaborating again, and GEMINI: Vol. 2 is slated for a release later this year.
Additional projects include music direction and orchestrations for numerous cabaret productions including “A Shining Hour” starring Alexa Green (released on Broadway Records as So Good, named “Best New Solo Recording of 2016” by Broadwayworld.com), “LIT: A Modern Broad” starring Janine DiVita, “Once In Love” starring Amy Toporek, “Introducing Victoria Cook” (all at Feinstein’s/54 Below), “A Brass Act” starring Michelle Dowdy (Feinstein’s/54 Below, Metropolitan Room), and the “Canteen” series (Laurie Beechman Theatre).
Dylan is a proud member of both ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
WILL LACKER (bookwriter) is a playwright who has called New York City home for the past twelve years. Originally from Florida, Will moved to the city to attend Marymount Manhattan College where he earned his B.A. in Theater Performance.
After graduation, Will helped found Five Flights, a non-profit theater company that has been performing original work in the Off-Off Broadway and festival circuit for the past eight years. Past Five Flights credits include: The Custodian (NYC Fringe), The Wire (MRT One Act Fest), Don’t Step on the Cracks (Woodstock Fringe Festival), Trials of a Scientific Mind (MRT One Act Fest), You’re Cordially Invited (Woodstock Fringe Festival), and Fall of the Mighty (Burning Pony Theater Festival). While plays are at the core of his work, Will loves writing and experimenting with other mediums. With his friend and composer, Dylan Glatthorn, Will has written the book for two original Musicals. The sweeping Irish epic, Republic, a finalist for the Eugene O’Neil National Musical Theater conference, and their new musical Edison, a dark, bold take on the iconic inventor.
Will also writes comics with his sister Kati under the title Kin Comics. Their work has gathered a large online following as well as being awarded honors at the Society of Illustrators’ Cartoon and Comics annual, two years in a row. In addition to writing Will is also an improv comedian. He is a graduate of the acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade improv school. Will is currently pursing and M.F.A. in creative writing at Queens College.
He lives in Astoria with his lovely fiancé Laurel and their cat Mao.