About Jack 

 

Jack Mitchell is an award-winning composer, songwriter, music director, producer, and arranger for children's media and musical theatre based in Brooklyn, NY.

Current children's media projects include original songs, arrangements, and scoring for  The Story Pirates Podcast from Gimlet Media/Spotify, winner of the 2020 Webby and iHeartRadio awards for Best Kids and Family Podcast, where his work has been praised by celebrities such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, and original scores for SPTV (PBS/KLCS) and "Sleep Squad"an interactive streaming theatrical experience starring Tony Nominee, Lilli Cooper. Additional projects include live scoring for Pinna Audio's improv musical podcast, "Don't Break The Rules"

Together with beloved Washington Post satirist Alexandra Petri, Jack is developing a new musical comedy entitled, THE WRONG AMERICAN!", adapted from P.G Wodehouse's classic farce,"A Damsel in Distress". The show received a recent reading at Williamstown Theatre Festival and is gearing up for an AEA 29-hour industry reading soon.

 

Jack's new family musical, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book"(co-written with Maryanne Melloan Woods), based on the celebrated children's book by Lauren Child, was recently named a finalist for The Growing Stage's New Play Award. Additional TYA credits include STONE SOUP: THE MUSICAL commissioned by Parkway School for the Arts.

Jack's recent sold-out concert of original music at The Green Room 42 was featured on playbill.com and his music has been seen and heard nationally on NPR, PBS, ME-TV, and at The Foundation for New American Musicals in LA, The Utah Symphony, and The Kennedy Center. Jack's songs can be heard daily on Sirius XM Kids Place Live.

As a musical director, Jack has worked with international stars and Tony Award Winners/Nominees including Amanda Seyfried, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Laura Benanti, Thomas Sadoski, Ashley Park, and many more. 

 

Jack is a proud graduate of Northwestern University, a member of the Dramatist Guild and the advanced class of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and is the Director/MD of the Late-Night Cabaret at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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