by EJ Reyes and Thomas Sheehan


EDWARD REYES - Music

Edward Reyes studied composition, guitar and piano at Berklee College of Music, graduated Summa Cum Laude in composition and moved to New York. There he pursued his interest in musical theatre and film scoring in addition to establishing a career as a jazz composer/ performer.

His other musical theatre work includes THE CIRCUS OF DR. LAO (which was optioned for Broadway), and ESPERANZA (an original), songs for musical adaptations of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, and THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY as well as many individual songs and special material for cabaret artists.

In addition to having composed underscore in the feature film BLUE VELVET, Reyes has composed the scores to MYRON'S MOVIE , THE PAINTING, SHELL SHOCK, and THE CHAIR. He has also written music for television, most recently LA HOMEFRONT/ THE FIRES WITHIN for Showtime. His music is heard on the television logo for PBS "GREAT PERFORMANCES" as well as the IMAX film logo for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

As a performing artist, Reyes leads his own World Jazz ensemble and his latest CD, Lost World, is available on the Gemini Rising label.  He has performed in Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Africa and has played and recorded with many jazz greats including Gonzalo Rubalcava, Harvey Swartz, Claudio Roditi, Jorge Dalto, and in the groups of legendary jazz drummer Chico Hamilton and flautist Dave Valentin. He also records regularly as a studio musician in Los Angeles.

Reyes is an accomplished guitarist, and especially nurtures a passion for flamenco guitar, which he has recently led him to studies in Jerez de la Frontera and Granada, Spain. He plays piano professionally, and has been musical director/pianist for many artists as well playing piano in his World /Jazz ensemble. He is also a partner in SCHTUNG MUSIC , an international music company based in Los Angeles.


THOMAS SHEEHAN - Book, Lyrics

A native of St. Louis, Thomas Sheehan developed an early interest in theatre while acting in local productions of OUR TOWN, JULIUS CAESAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,  BEYOND THE FRINGE and THE FANTASTICKS. His interest in the work of Oscar Wilde also began in St. Louis while appearing in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST.

He graduated with a BA in Acting from The Catholic University of America and then toured Germany in a USO Production of THE DOLLMAKER'S DILEMNA. He attended Graduate School at the University of Minnesota as a McKnight Fellow.

Since moving to New York, he has concentrated primarily on writing. He has created special material for many cabaret artists and is currently working on many musical theatre projects.

He is a member of the DRAMATIST GUILD and is on the board of directors of Theatre Gym based in New York City.

His work includes book and lyrics for adaptations and original works, including the following:

DORIAN GRAY
CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD
THE SEVEN FACES OF DR. LAO
THE LOVED ONE
DOUBLE INDEMNITY
ZORRO
GIOVANNI'S ROOM
THE MAD MISS MANTON
SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
YOU'RE MAD DR. WISHENSTUPP, MAD
UNDER MILKWOOD
WISHENSTUPP II: THE SON OF
J.B
THE TRIAL
 
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