Scott Frankel is an American composer, lyricist, and writer who has created some of the most beloved and iconic music on Broadway. His work has been featured in numerous productions, including Grey Gardens, The Light in the Piazza, and Paradise Lost.
Frankel is known for his ability to create music that is both emotionally resonant and intellectually stimulating. His melodies are often haunting and beautiful, and his lyrics are always insightful and thought-provoking. He has a gift for capturing the essence of a character or situation in his music, and his work has been praised for its originality, depth, and emotional impact.
Frankel's most famous work is the score for the musical Grey Gardens, which tells the story of two eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The score is a blend of traditional and modern musical styles, and it captures the emotional turmoil and beauty of the characters' lives. Frankel's work on Grey Gardens earned him a Tony Award for Best Score, and it is considered to be one of the most significant achievements in Broadway musical history.
In addition to his work on Broadway, Frankel has also composed music for film, television, and dance. He is a recipient of the ASCAP Composer Award, and he has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award.