SONGWRITER / BOOKWRITER
"A rocker with a gift."
- William Finn
(Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)
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Jesse is a singer-songwriter, composer, lyricist and bookwriter (the one who writes the story in a musical), and a veteran of the Bleecker Street music scene. His television credits include Fox, NBC, BBC, PBS and a bevy of Brazilian soap operas. After writing the minor cult hit, Oklahomo: Enforcer of Justice (NYMF 2010), he was awarded a musical theater writing fellowship at NYU/Tisch, and in 2016 and 2017 was recognized by Barrington Stage Company as one of the “ridiculously talented writers you should know (but probably don’t)”. He is currently working on two shows (book, music and lyrics): Gordy Goes Left, about a New York City bus driver on a mission (Dramatist Guild Fellowship Finalist 2019/2020), and Simon & Jorge Pay Their Student Loans (NAMT Selection 2019). Jesse lives in Coney Island with his amazing wife Marlena and wonderful son Jonah Blue.