Madeline Myers is a composer and lyricist for musical theater in New York City. Recently named a 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant finalist, Madeline is a 2016-2017 Dramatists Guild Fellow and the first-place winner of the 2014 inaugural Ken Davenport Songwriting Competition. Her songs have been featured in concerts and cabarets including 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Don't Tell Mama NYC, the Metropolitan Room, the Laurie Beechman, and the Signature Theater.
Madeline is the composer and lyricist of THE DEVIL'S APPRENTICE, a new musical with a book by Philip LaZebnik (The Prince of Egypt) and Mads Æbeløe, which will have its world premiere in Copenhagen, Denmark in November 2018.
Madeline's musical MASTERPIECE is a 2018 semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Musical Theater Conference and was developed in residence at the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals and at the Dramatists Guild Fund Music Hall with director Emily Maltby and playwright Meridith Friedman. Additionally, Madeline is writing THE RUMOURED LYFE AND CERTAIN DEATH OF DELIA BACON with Elise LeBreton, Zdenko Martin, Ted Moller, and Matthew Russell, and THE STARRY MESSENGER with Hunter Bird.
Madeline’s musical LEGENDS & LORE was named the winner of the 2015 NMI & Disney Imagineering New Voices Project and has been workshopped at the Musical Theatre Factory (2015), the New York Theatre Barn (2014), and the Fingerlakes Musical Theater Festival (2013).
A semi-finalist for the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for female composer-lyricists (2018 and 2017), Madeline received her education in composition at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Musical Theatre Writing Program, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. She was selected to participate in the 2014 New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio and in the 2014 and 2015 Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. Madeline is a member of the music department for the Broadway musical HAMILTON.
A passionate advocate for arts education, social action, and service, Madeline volunteers with Central Synagogue's homeless community services and their Mentors Matter program. Additionally, Madeline mentors two students at her alma mater, Vanderbilt University, and serves on the Alumni Board of the Ingram Scholarship Program. In 2018, Madeline created and funds the Blair School of Music Excellence in Citizenship & Character Award, an annual award given in memory of her father to a student who demonstrates outstanding character and musicianship. When not writing music, Madeline enjoys volunteering, reading, and walking in Central Park.
Madeline is a proud member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, ASCAP, and the Dramatists Guild. She is represented by Katie Gamelli at Abrams Artists Agency.