Lower East Side Angry Face

New demo from my Apocalypse song cycle "Show & Tell"




Max Vernon Receives 2015 Jonathan Larson Grant!!

A photo taken @ the Prague Opera House last summer...Also HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW. So ecstatic + grateful to be honored by the American Theatre Wing! Esp. alongside friends Sam Willmott and Rosser & Sohne

from Playbill:

The songwriting team of Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne, as well as composer-lyricists Sam Willmott and Max Vernon, were named recipients of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants, the American Theatre Wing announced March 10. The prestigious grants, totaling $30,000, will be presented March 23 at an invitation-only event at the WNYC Greene Space.

Composers Rosser and Sohne will receive $10,000, as will Vernon. Willmott will get $10,000 plus a residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab. The March 23 event will feature special performances of the recipients' work.

Additionally, Willmott and Vernon will be featured in two evenings of performance at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, in fall 2015 and winter/spring 2016, as part of the school's Larson Legacy Concert Series.

The grants, given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers, help to continue Tony Award-winning composer Jonathan Larson's (Rent; tick, tick… BOOM!) dream of infusing musical theatre with a contemporary, joyful, urban vitality.

This year’s grant recipients were chosen by an expert panel consisting ofAmanda Green (Hands on a Hardbody), Steven Lutvak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love % Murder), and Ted Chapin (president and executive director of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization).





two weeks of sheer insanity, and sheer costumes by BCALLA

Jonesing hard for the Dance Cartel right now. Is there a hotter group of performers anywhere?? 



Max Vernon + Jason Kim in Ars Nova's Uncharted

Jason Kim and I will spend the next 2 years developing our cult musical "Co-Op" alongside Sarah Hammond, Will Aronson, Heather Christian, Rachel Chavkin, Victor Lesniewski, Rebekah Melocik, Jacob Yandura, Greta Gertler Gold, Akin Salawu, Martyna Majok, and Michael McQuilken. 

More info here:

So much madness in development with Ars this year... My official artist photo however was a mesh catastrophe. I've corrected the image to spare you the sight of my glorious FUPA. 


Featured in the Nov/Dec issue of the Dramatist 

Who is that forlorn looking woman in the dramatist magazine? Faye Dunaway in Network?

Time for a new headshot!