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Biography

Joshua Vranas is a songwriter and storyteller originally from Richmond, VA. He is known for MY PET DRAGON (book and lyrics by Maggie Moe), THE LONG ROAD, and EMMA AND THE WEST, a 20-minute musical audio drama (words by Clare Fuyuko Bierman). His work has been featured by Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre’s VILLAGE VOICES and the Cutting Room. He was a top 5 nominee for the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards in 2021 and has recently 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, he is working on a commission with Clare Fuyuko Bierman for Youth Theatre Northwest in Seattle, WA. Joshua is a graduate of 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 musical, MY PET DRAGON received an industry reading at Ripely Grier Studios (NY), produced by 35th Parallel Productions in late March of 2022. 35th Parallel Productions is currently developing the show which was started at the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program.

Joshua is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, ASCAP and New Play Exchange.