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Joey Contreras is a New York based, Mexican American musical theatre and pop songwriter, internationally known for his various projects, performances, and studio album releases, amassing millions of streams. He is a two-time Fred Ebb Award finalist, two-time Jonathan Larson Grant finalist and an alum of the Johnny Mercer Project. His musical IN PIECES is currently licensed and performed worldwide with a commercial run in the works. The highlights album was released by Broadway Records.

His other musicals include ALL THE KIDS ARE DOING IT, FORGET ME NOT, I USED TO SHINE (all co-written with Kate Thomas), and the modern-day adaptation of Dante’s Inferno, HEARTBREAKERS IN HELL (co-written with Benjamin Halstead).

Additionally, he has composed for the Walt Disney Company (KIWI’S FIRST FLIGHT from LIGHTS, CAMERA, LEXI!), The 5th Avenue Theatre (THE CAZUELA THAT THE FARM MAIDEN STIRRED) and various short films.

He regularly teaches private songwriting coaching and masterclasses at universities and musical theatre training programs. He received his MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from Tisch School of the Arts. Follow along on all socials: @joeycontreras.

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