Joshua Vranas is a songwriter and storyteller originally 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 Fuyuko 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. Joshua is a recent 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 music was heard at Lincoln Center as a part of the BROADWAY'S FUTURE SONGBOOK series in late May of 2021.

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