ABOUT

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Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/writer for theatre, short film, web, dance, and more. His projects include: Mary & Max [based on the clyamation film] with bookwriter Crystal Skillman which had its World Premiere at Theatre Calgary in the fall of 2018 and will have its European Premiere at Austria's Theatre Linz in 2019, won the 2018 MUT Critics Award in Germany, Pace New Musicals 2018, SigWorks Finalist 2018; ‘Til Death Do Us Part (World Premiere 2020, 2018-2020 SDSU New Works Award; 2017 SigWorks Finalist; 2016 Overtures Series directed by Kent Nicholson) with bookwriter Caroline Prugh; a handful of songs in Off-Bway's Camp Morning Wood; Till Soon, Anne with bookwriter/lyricist Christine Toy Johnson which had a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center; Concrete Jungle, commissioned in 2011 for London’s esteemed ArtsEd (President: Andrew Lloyd Webber) opened in London June 2012, had a lab presentation at West Texas A&M 2015 and made the short list for the New American Musical Theatre Prize; Daybreak (winner of the 2011 New Jersey Playwrights Contest) premiered in Wayne, NJ & London’s Tristan Bates Theatre June 2012. His latest commission PSYKIDZ was produced in concert by A Class Act NY and now ready to be produced. Bobby composed the scores and songs for several musical films, which have been in festivals all over the country. He was part of the 2015 Prospect Theatre Company's Off-Broadway show Fright Night where his 15-minute musical My Boyfriend Is An Alien written with Christine Toy Johnson premiered. His music won “Best Score of a Mockumentary” for the webseries Thank You, Next and Best Music/Lyrics for Ten Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You in 2010’s MITF. Bobby is one of the four NEO Writers for the York Theatre Company's 2014-2015 season with Stephen Flaherty as his mentor. He was commissioned to write a pop song for the 2013 winner of Italy’s televised singing competition Lo Canto. Other: 54 Below, Lincoln Center Songbook Series, Birdland, Symphony Space, London’s The Players Theatre & St. James Theatre, etc. "Reach The Sky: Live" & “The Concrete Jungle International Studio Cast Recording” available on iTunes featuring theatre stars Caissie Levy, Kate Shindle, Jared Gertner, Rebecca Trehearn, Alex Gaumond, and Olivia Phillip. Bobby created the Inspired Benefit Concert Series for animal rescue organizations across the U.S. & UK to raise funds and awareness for the 3 million adoptable pets euthanized in our country each year. Bobby has taught Master Classes around the world for musical theatre actors on song interpretation, audition technique, and his specialty, the ever-popular pop/rock genre. He’s a Yale graduate where he won the Michael P. Manzella Award for excellence in Arts, Scholastics and Character. Member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild.

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MISSION

My goal is to work on socially significant art which inspires, challenges, enlightens, and elevates. I aim to tell stories of the underdog, the underrepresented, the “weirdo” while shining a light on hypocrisy, judgement, and misrepresentation to ultimately unite us.
While I am driven, I lead with kindness and empathy. I use my experience and knowledge to create a safe environment for all artists and students.

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AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

  • 2020 Semi-Finalist for Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center ('Til Death Do Us Part) 

    2019 BroadwayWorld Awards for Best Musical, Best Actor, Best Actress (Mary and Max)

    2018 Winner International MUT Critic’s Award in Germany (Mary and Max)

  • 2018 Winner Pace New Musicals (Mary and Max)

  • 2018 Winner SDSU New Musicals (‘Til Death Do Us Part)

  • 2017 Finalist for SigWorks (Mary and Max)

  • 2017 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center Residency (Till Soon, Anne)

  • 2016 Finalist for SigWorks (‘Til Death Do Us Part)

  • 2016 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center Residency (Till Soon, Anne)

  • 2016 Seaview Productions/Greg Nobile Residency

  • 2016 Penn State Residency

  • 2015 Broadway Dreams Foundation

  • 2014 NEO 10 at The York Theatre Company

  • 2014 The Pitch at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

  • 2014 Goodspeed Mercer Colony

  • 2013 CAP21 Long Residency

  • 2013 Dramatists Guild Grant

  • 2013 Running Deer Theatre Lab

  • 2013 S&S Award, UK - Short List

  • 2013 NJ Playwrights Concert Finalist

  • 2012 Alec Baldwin Fellowship

  • 2011 NJ Playwrights Contest Winner

  • 2011 Writers Residency at CAP21

  • 2010 Best Music & Lyrics Midtown International Theatre Festival NYC

  • 2010 Outstanding Original Score, LA WebFest

  • 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 ASCAP Plus Award

2017

 

Pace

New Musicals Winner

2018

 

MUT

Critics' Award

2018

 

World Premiere at 

Theatre Calgary

2018

 

BroadwayWorld Award Winner:

 

Best Musical

Best Actor

Best Actress

2019

 

Sold out, critically acclaimed European Premiere at Theatre Linz

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Tampa Bay Film Fest
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Bare Bones Internat
NOMINATION - The NOVA Fest - BEST MUSICA
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Manhattan Film Fest
OFFICIAL SELECTION - TBAE Film Showcase