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 an original score for the first ever Looney Tunes Podcast, "Bugs and Daffy's Thanksgiving Road Trip", original songs, arrangements, and scoring for The Story Pirates Podcast from Gimlet Media/Spotify, winner of the 2022 and 2020 Webby and iHeartRadio awards for Best Kids and Family Podcast, music arrangement and production for "Sesame Street", and original scores for SPTV (PBS) 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 reading at Williamstown Theatre Festival and is gearing up for a post-pandemic AEA 29-hour industry reading soon. Jack was commissioned by The Washington Post to write 9 "Thanksgiving Songs" with Petri for this article, which gained national notoriety and praise from Senator Amy Klobuchar.
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 and the Anna Zornio Children's Theatre Award. Jack was commissioned to co-write the popular children's musical, THE CLAW (from Beat by Beat Press), which debuted in 2021 and has already been performed all over the world and licensed for over 75 productions.
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, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center. Jack's songs can also be heard regularly on Sirius XM Kids Place Live, where his song "Humming" was one of the most played songs of 2021.
Jack's songs have been recorded by venerable Broadway stars including Mandy Gonzales, James Monroe Iglehart, Nick Blaemire, Allan K. Washington, Krysta Rodriguez, Erika Henningsen (upcoming), and more. As a musical director, Jack has worked with stars 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 was the Director/MD of the Late-Night Cabaret at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Jack is represented by A3 Artists Agency.
Photo Credit- Joseph O'Malley