Joe Iconis

Joe Iconis & Jason SweetTooth Williams

Check Joe Icons together with Jason SweetTooth Williams in this humorous set at TEDxNavesink PLAY.


About Joe Icons

Joe-and-Mask-by-Monica-Simoes2-597x1024Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer and a fixture on the New York cabaret scene. He has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, an ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, and a MAC John Wallowitch Songwriting 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), Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People. The original cast recording of his theatrical concert Things To Ruin and his rock record The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree are both available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.

He is currently working on a musical adaptation of Ned Vizzini’s Be More Chill for Two River Theater (with book-writer Joe Tracz), a musical about Hunter S. Thompson for La Jolla Playhouse (with book-writer Gregory S. Moss), and an exploitation musical called Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo! (with book-writers Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams.) Joe is greatly inspired by Robert Altman, Dolly Parton, The Muppets, and The Family of artists he frequently surrounds himself with.

Joe’s influences include Stephen Sondheim, The Rolling Stones, The Country Bear Jamboree, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kander & Ebb, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, William Finn, John Simpkins, David Bowie, The Arcade Fire, John Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino, the 1964 World’s Fair, and Bob Fosse.  Joe has been mentored by the bartenders at Sardi’s on 44th St. weekly since 2006.
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