Joe Iconis

Joe Iconis

Entertainment — Music

Musical theater writer & fixture on the New York cabaret scene; recipient of Kleban Prize, Jonathan Larson Award, ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, & MAC John Wallowitch Songwriting Award; nominee of Drama Desk Awards & Lucille Lortel Award. Here is a preview of his upcoming musical “Be More Chill” at Two River Theater, in Red Bank, New Jersey.

Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer and a fixture on the New York cabaret scene. He is the recipient of a Kleban Prize, a Jonathan Larson Award, an ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, and a MAC John Wallowitch Songwriting Award. He has also been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards and a Lucille Lortel Award. Joe’s songs appeared on Season 2 of NBC’s “Smash” and his writing has been featured in The New York Times. He is the author of: “The Black Suits” (Center Theater Group, Barrington Stage Company); the rock-and-roll Spaghetti Western musical “Bloodsong of Love” (Ars Nova, NAMT); “ReWrite” (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House); and Theaterworks USA’s “The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks” and “We The People.” Joe is currently working on a musical about Hunter S. Thompson for La Jolla Playhouse/Broadway Across America, with book-writer Gregory S. Moss.