ABOUT

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BOBBY CRONIN is a multi-disciplinary, multi-award winning  composer, lyricist, bookwriter, music producer, arranger, director, and educator. His theatre works include: composer/writer of Mary & Max with bookwriter Crystal Skillman “And it may open a new musical era. Because what is offered here for eyes, ears and heart is indeed a musical, but so atypically different, refreshingly modern - simply authentic.” - AU Kurier (World Premiere Theatre Calgary 2018 [BroadwayWorld Award winner], European Premiere at Austria's Theatre Linz 2019 [BroadwayWorld Award winner] currently under a Broadway option; Winner of 2018 MUT Critics Award, Pace New Musicals 2018, SigWorks Finalist 2018); composer/lyricist for ‘Til Death Do Us Part (World Premiere 2020 - Covid Canceled, 2018-2020 SDSU New Works Award; 2017 SigWorks Finalist; 2016 Overtures Series) with bookwriter Caroline Prugh; Words & music for Concrete Jungle, currently under a Broadway option, set to play London's Leicester Square Theatre summer 2020 (Covid Canceled) ; Words & music for Welcome to My Life (W2ML) a multi-media concert/theatre hybrid rock piece; music for Till Soon, Anne with Christine Toy Johnson (O'Neill Writing Residency); Daybreak (winner of the New Jersey Playwrights Contest) premiered in Wayne, NJ & London’s Tristan Bates Theatre spring 2012. His TYA commission PSYKIDZ was produced in concert by A Class Act NY and turned into a virtual digital film during Covid (www.psykidzthemusical.com) produced by The Professional Performance Prep where he is on faculty as a voice teacher/audition coach/songwriting instructor. Bobby wrote the score for the London play Rain and Zoe Save the World by Crystal Skillman for which his work was called “Thrilling” and “Evocative” by critics. He wrote a song for Emmy, Grammy, & Tony winner Billy Porter and Tony winner Jordan Roth forThe Birds and the BS webseries. He was a 2014 York NEO mentored by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island). 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 has composed numerous award-winning scores and songs for musical short films, which have headlined festivals all over the world, and scored the hit audio drama King Kirby on Broadway Podcast Network, now licensed by Uproar Theatrics. 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, The GreenRoom 42, London’s The Players Theatre & St. James Theatre, etc. His recordings “Reach The Sky: Live" & “The Concrete Jungle International Studio Cast Recording” are available on all digital platforms. As a music producer, Bobby produced and arranged 16 year old Claire Kennedy’s debut pop album “Hindsight” and co-produced Lauren Elder’s self-titled debut album, and many demos for artists along the way. A graduate of Yale University where he won the Michael P. Manzella Award for Excellence in Arts, Scholastics and Character, Bobby has taught all over the world and at universities such as Harvard, NYU, UPenn, and NYFA.  Member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild.  www.bobbycronin.com 

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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