CREIGHTON IRONS is a musical theatre artist and educator. His musicals FACTORY GIRLS (with co-writer Sean Mahoney), THE MOON AND THE SEA (book by Douglas Lyons), SOUL NOTES, STAYING WILD (book by Janet Allard) and HOMEFRONT (commissioned by the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco) have been on stage at A.C.T., Amuse (Tokyo, Japan), Goodspeed Musicals, NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals, Boston Conservatory, Pace University, and more. Recent projects include MARION (book by Chisa Hutchinson), a new musical about disgraced sprinter Marion Jones, BOOMTOWN (with Dawn Landes, supported by a Nashville Metro Arts Thrive Grant), and LOST LETTERS (book by Jon Karpinos), which recently received its world premier at Bloomington Playwright’s Project in Indiana. His songs have been performed in concerts across the world and in NYC’s favorite cabarets, including 54 Below, Birdland Jazz, The Cutting Room, Lincoln Center, and Joe’s Pub. He is an alum of the Johnny Mercer Colony and was named one of Buzzfeed’s “23 Composer/Lyricists Who Prove You Should Give Musical Theatre Another Shot.”
As a teaching artist (with Lincoln Center Theater, American Conservatory Theater, The Roundabout Theatre, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and others), Irons has helped students and adults across the country find their voices and create hundreds of original songs. He created choral programs focusing on empowerment through music in The Bronx (SongCorps), Nashville (Rise Up Singing), and North Carolina, where he currently heads the music program at Woods Charter School. Irons received a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill (Morehead Scholar) and an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from NYU/Tisch. He regularly performs backup to his brilliant wife, singer/songwriter Dawn Landes.
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