Composer/Lyricist/Artistic Producer of the Musical Theatre Lab
For BSC: Romance in Hard Times (Book by Rachel Sheinkin, 2014) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2004 and 2008) and Falsettos (2003); Since 2006, the Artistic Producer of BSC’s acclaimed Musical Theatre Lab. Under his mentorship, 11 world premiere musicals and 6 workshops have been produced: The Burnt Part Boys, Travels with My Discontent, Disorder: A Mother/Daughter Vaudeville, Funked Up Fairy Tales, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, My Scary Girl, See Rock City and Other Destinations, Pool Boy, The Memory Show, Mormons, Mothers and Monsters, The Black Suits, Southern Comfort, Romance in Hard Times, The Golem of Havana, Presto Change-O and Broadway Bounty Hunter. He has written/composed In Trousers (L.A. Drama Critics Award), Falsettos (two Tony Awards: Best Book [with James Lapine] and Best Original Score), March of the Falsettos (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical, L.A. Drama Critics Award), Falsettoland (two Drama Desk Awards and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical), Romance in Hard Times (Public Theater), A New Brain (Lincoln Center/Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical) and Elegies: A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center). Finn wrote the lyrics to Graciela Daniele’s Tango Apasionado (music by the great Astor Piazolla); with Michael Starobin, the music to James Lapine’s version of The Winter’s Tale; with Vadim Feichtner the music to Mark Lamos’ production of As You Like It (Delacorte Theatre in Central Park). He graduated from Williams College, where he was awarded the Hutchinson Fellowship in Musical Composition, and currently teaches a weekly master class at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. His most recent projects include Little Miss Sunshine (book by James Lapine, La Jolla Playhouse), Elegies, A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which was created, workshopped and premiered at Barrington Stage Company before taking New York by storm, winning two Tony Awards and running more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. Spelling Bee has been produced nationally and internationally as well and is currently one of the most performed musicals in the United States according to Theatre Communications Group (TCG).