JEREMY DESMONis an award-winning musical theatre bookwriter and lyricist whose stories have played to audiences around the world.
THE GIRL IN THE FRAME, produced all over the world, earned him the prestigious Kleban Prize for musical theatre bookwriting. Jeremy’s beloved “revisal” of the classic musical comedy GOOD NEWS opened Goodspeed Musicals' 50th Anniversary Season to rave reviews. PUMP UP THE VOLUME, his rock musical adaptation of the 1990 film starring Christian Slater, is being developed with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. In addition, NYC's Araca Group is producing Jeremy's jukebox musical ONE HIT WONDER, which had its world premiere in October, 2017 and is in development for ABC television.
THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT, a ground-breaking new musical written with composer Jeff Thomson is available soon for licensing from Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW). Also, in development: Jeremy was recently selected to write the upcoming Broadway musical comedy for Simon & Schuster’s iconic "girl detectve," NANCY DREW.
Other credits include CYRANO DE BURGER SHACK (100+ high school productions in first years), SURVIVING THE AVALANCHE (Barrington Stage), VIRTUALLY ME (TheatreworksUSA tour), and I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE (NYMF).
In the world of non-musical comedy, Jeremy is the author of the high-concept romp, 7½ WONDROUS ACT(S) OF TRUE LOVE (Midtown Direct Rep) and MUDD, a genre-busting, historical-ish comedy about the Lincoln assassination.
Additionally, Jeremy writes “family theatrical” touring arena shows for some of the world’s most recognizable characters, including monkeys (Universal’sCURIOUS GEORGE), mice (Disney Live’sMICKEY'S MUSIC FESTIVAL!), monsters (Sesame Workshop’s ELMO ROCKS!) and elephants (multiple editions of RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS). He's also proud to have written a show that requires a Zamboni, namely Disney On Ice’sROCKIN' EVER AFTER.
Jeremy is an alum of Stanford University (BA) and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (MFA). He teaches a musical theatre writing workshop at Princeton University and was a Jonathan Larson Fellow with the Dramatists Guild for his work as a lyricist.
Jeremy lives in Manhattan, around the corner from Starbucks.