Drew Brody tunes present a rare treat for singers. A seemingly effortless and brilliant marriage of content, character, and music.” Quote from Beth Malone, star of Fun Home, in an Out.com feature, July 28, 2016
Drew Brody is a New York City-based songwriter who brings his experience in the rock, pop, and folk music world to his musical theater sensibility. His unique background allows him to work comfortably across many genres, and his songs have been sung by Broadway stars including Alan Cumming, Nancy Opel, Beth Malone, Robert Cuccioli, Sally Mayes, Lilli Cooper, Justin Sargent, Adrienne Warren, and many more.
Drew wrote the music and lyrics for Curvy Widow, a new musical based on a memoir by Bobby Goldman, starring Nancy Opel and directed by Peter Flynn, which had its first commercial production at NC Stages in November 2016, ran at the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey in May 2017, and ran for 108 performances Off-Broadway at the Westside Theater in late 2017. He’s also written music for the comedy Oh, Hello, starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney and directed by Alex Timbers, which opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater in October 2016. Additional credits include: music and lyrics for Cutman: A Boxing Musical, produced by Goodspeed Theaters in the spring of 2011; music and lyrics for Derma, which ran at the Piccolo Spoleto festival in 2013; music and lyrics for Wilshire, with a book by Bobby Goldman and a stage reading directed by Rob Ashford; music and lyrics for Mudge Boy, an adaptation of the Showtime movie, in collaboration with Brett Smock; and two other new musicals currently in development. Other theater credits include the underscoring music and lyrics for the play Lightning Field, which won Outstanding Play at FringeNYC in 2005.
Drew wrote and recorded two albums with Richard Rodgers award-winning composer Derek Gregor as the rock band M-LAB, with which Drew performed as lead singer and toured during the 2000s. Drew also released two solo albums on Baskethouse Records and co-produced two albums for songwriter Jay Brannan. Recently, Drew composed the score for the acclaimed Criterion Collection film, Stephen Winter’s Jason and Shirley, which premiered at the MoMA, and released an EP, A Little Single, in collaboration with fellow singer-songwriter Lance Horne.
In 2022, Drew founded Songbyrd, a non-profit whose mission is to break down barriers to access for musical theater songwriters through direct funding and other resources.
Drew is represented by Ross Weiner at ICM Partners.