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Ben Morss

Ben Morss

Ben Morss earned his doctorate in composition at the University of California at Davis.  He has played piano and arranged for platinum-selling bands such as Cake and Wheatus. His playing was used in the films Sidewalks of New York and L.I.E.  His band, Onward Chariots, has been reviewed in blogs and magazines and played on indie radio stations worldwide; they toured Europe twice and put out a single on the storied Spanish indie pop label Elefant Records.  Their songs have been streamed online hundreds of thousands of times, and their song “A New Beginning” was recently used on international television.  Ben is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop. He and Susan DiLallo wrote two musicals based on the Angelina Ballerina book series and PBS show for Vital Theater and HIT Entertainment.  His anarchist rock opera was workshopped at Millikin University and Theatre 167.  Ben created music for Anansi the Story King at Georgetown University, and he has conducted and played for shows from Annie to Tosca. He arranged the music for the stage adaptation of Trey Parker's Cannibal! The Musical.  Ben played with the California acid-jazz group 11:11 at festivals such as NXNW and SXSW.  His classical-pop-theatre crossover group, the Infinite Orchestra, played an ASCAP showcase at the Make Music New York festival in Lincoln Square alongside groups from the New York Philharmonic, City Opera, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Two of Ben's musicals, Cinderella's Mice and Pop Star, are published by Samuel French Inc. Ben is represented by the Susan Gurman Agency.


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