Biography

Joshua Vranas is a composer, writer, and orchestrator from Richmond, VA. He is known for MY PET DRAGON, a musical with book and lyrics by Maggie Moe; THE LONG ROAD for which he wrote both music and words; EMMA AND THE WEST, a 20-minute musical audio drama with book and lyrics by Clare Bierman; and #SEXYGIRLS, with book and lyrics by Katie Hazdovac. He was recently a top 5 nominee for the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards (Emerging Musical Theater Division) in 2021 and he has received the Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship in 2020 and the Frederick Loewe Award from ASCAP in 2019 for his dedication to the craft of music composition for entertainment. Currently, Joshua is studying at the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program (Cycle 30) in New York, where he lives with his husband and his rabbit. 

Most recently, Joshua's music was heard at Lincoln Center as a part of the BROADWAY'S FUTURE SONGBOOK series in late May of 2021.

Joshua's music has been heard Off Broadway at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in their VILLAGE VOICES virtual song cycle, the Cutting Room, and the Kraine Theater. His song 'How Dare You', with words by Maggie Moe, was featured in the MUSE Sound of Arts festival in the fall of 2020.

Other works by Joshua Vranas include THE RED TOMATO (with Mikey Rosenbaum); DOVETAIL (with words by Anastasia Johnson); LOVE IS IN THE AIR, with book and co-lyrics by Daniel Arguello Elias; SUNSET OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE; and THE FINAL ACT with book and co-lyrics by Luisa Nolasco. He has also written two short plays, A FLY IN MOLASSES and TWO OLD MEN IN A ROWBOAT. In early 2019, FINALLY GOT IT RIGHT, a musical revue of the music of Joshua Vranas, premiered in Savannah, GA.

Joshua is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.