ALAN SCHMUCKLER writes for the live stage, television, film, podcasts and digital formats. His work has been performed across the US and internationally.
His music, lyrics, score and music production can be heard on Showtime television series Kidding, starring Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Catherine Keener, and Judy Greer, all of whom perform his work, along with featured soloists Ariana Grande, Dick Van Dyke and Kesha.
Current projects: producer and arranger, music series “R&H Goes Pop!” (Concord Music). With Michael Mahler: music, lyrics and music production, My Little Pony 2 animated film (Hasbro, Netflix); music and lyrics, The Secret of My Success stage musical (NBCUniversal); music and lyrics, Diary of a Wimpy Kid stage musical (Kevin McCollum); lyrics, Night at the Museum stage musical (Kevin McCollum, music by Alan Menken, book by Shawn Levy & Bob Martin); music and lyrics, An American Tail (NBC/Universal); music and lyrics, The Monster Frankenstein adaptation (Chicago Shakespeare Theater).
Other work: music and lyrics, Wait Wait Don't Kill Me (Flea Theater, NYC); Days Like Today (Writers Theatre, Glencoe, IL); music and lyrics, The Emperor’s New Clothes (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, published by R&H); music and additional lyrics, We Three Lizas (About Face Theatre, Chicago); co-creator, music, lyrics, music production, My Little Red/Green Coat online interactive musical (www.mylittleredgreencoat.com). With Michael Mahler, co-creator, screenplay, music and lyrics, Boyfred musical television pilot (Shoe Money Productions, Sony, ABC); book, music & lyrics, How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back? (Chicago Shakespeare Theater; theaters & schools nationwide).
Winner, Kleban Prize for Lyric Writing; Webby Award (Best Sound Design/Best Original Music), Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award, for musical podcast Wait Wait Don’t Kill Me (Wondery Media); Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, for The Monster.
Residencies: Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters’ Project; Goodspeed Musicals; Weston Playhouse.
Proud graduate, Northwestern University. He lives in New York.