Adam Overett is a musical theater writer and performer living in New York City.
As a composer/lyricist/librettist, he is the creator of My Life is a Musical (2014 world premiere production at Bay Street Theatre; 2013 developmental lab production at the Duke Theatre, produced by Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Patrick Blake, Jhett Tolentino & Joan Raffe, 2013); Popesical (2012 developmental production at the Lyric Theatre in LA, 2013 concert performance at Joe’s Pub, NYC); Call it Courage (based on the Newbery Medal-winning book by Armstrong Sperry), which had its premiere youth production at the Zachary Scott Theatre in Austin, TX (2010), where it was nominated for five B. Iden Payne Awards, including Outstanding Original Script and Outstanding Production of Youth Theatre; and many other works. He also contributed music and additional lyrics to the current off-Broadway hit Clown Bar (The Box, summer 2014, NYC) by Adam Szymkowicz.
As an actor, Adam has appeared on Broadway and on national tour in The Light in the Piazza, understudying and performing the role of Fabrizio. He played Neil Kellerman in the national tour of Dirty Dancing, and is currently in the cast of Murder for Two at New World Stages, after appearing in productions of the show at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Adirondack Theatre Festival, and the 42nd St. Moon Theatre in San Francisco. He originated the role of Herb in the off-Broadway show Junie B. Jones (by Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, based on the bestselling book series) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, and has performed in many other productions throughout New York City and the country.
He has been a Musical Theater Fellow at the Dramatists Guild (2010-2011), a Lucille Lortel Award nominee for his contribution to the score of the Off-Broadway musical We The People (2011), and a two-time Harrington Award winner as a member of both the BMI Advanced Musical Theater Workshop and Librettists Workshop. He has also been a resident writer at the Goodspeed Mercer Colony and CAP21 (2013). His song “My Sky,” performed by Stephanie J. Block, is featured on the album No More Revivals, released by Sh-K-Boom Records.
Adam is a member of the Lehman Engel Musical Theater Advanced Workshopat BMI, where he won the Jerry Harrington Award for Excellence. He has studied musical theater writing with Tony Award-winners Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza), and with Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family), and participated in the Nautilus Workshop on musical theatre collaboration at New Dramatists in 2010. Adam has also authored the short musical Making the Call; the screenplay The Swallow’s Nest; and several plays, including Passport, Standing Guard, and The Birdbath.
Adam is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned a B.A. in dramatic literature and music, and won the John Golden Prize for New Musicals. He is represented by Abrams Artists.