Justin Paul

Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier Award-winning creator and Westport native Justin Paul is best known for his work on La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen, and The Greatest Showman. The accompanying albums for each project have appeared in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, the latter of which certified Platinum in 22 countries, including Quadruple Platinum in the US, Australia, and Taiwan, 5x Platinum in China, Hong Kong, and Indonesia, 6x Platinum in the Philippines, 7x Platinum in the UK, 8x Platinum in Singapore, 9x Platinum in Ireland, and 13x Platinum in Korea.

With the release of the novelization of Dear Evan Hansen, Justin became a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Most recently, Justin was awarded a Tony Award as a co-producer of the Pulitzer prize-winning Broadway musical A Strange Loop.

Other credits: Film – Spirited, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Aladdin, Trolls; Television – Harlem, Smash, The Flash, A Christmas Story, Live!, and Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building. Broadway – A Christmas Story, The Musical; Off-Broadway/Regional – Dogfight, James and the Giant Peach, Edges. Upcoming: Disney’s live-action Snow White. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Justin serves on the board of the Dramatist Guild Foundation and is proud to call Westport, CT his hometown.

Simon Gray

Simon is a Cambridge-trained Harrington Award Winner and veteran of the West End, the Donmar Warehouse, The National Theater, and Cameron Mackintosh. He has played, conducted or composed in every corner of the UK. BMI

Tom Kitt

Next to Normal (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards – Best Score, Best Orchestrations); If/Then (Tony nomination); High FidelityBring it On, The Musical. Additional credits include Flying Over SunsetAlmost Famous; The Visitor; Superhero; Disney’s Freaky Friday (also original movie musical); Dave; and The Winter’s TaleAll’s Well That Ends WellCymbeline (The Public). Music supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator credits include Jagged Little Pill (Grammy Award, Tony nom); The SpongeBob Musical (Tony nom); Head Over HeelsAmerican Idiot;  (NBC). Other favorite credits include co-writing the 2019 and 2013 Tony Awards opening numbers (Emmy Award) and writing for TV’s “Royal Pains” and “Sesame Street.” Co-founder of Musicians United for Social Equity (MUSE) and NYCNext for which he co-produced the “New York State of Mind, 2021” Video. His debut album, Reflect, is now available on Sony Masterworks.