In 2017, Alex assisted composer Scott Frankel on the Broadway musical War Paint, after assisting Scott on his musical adaptation of Far From Heaven in 2012-13 (Williamstown Theatre Festival; Playwrights Horizons). Alex was Associate MD for two concerts in the 92Y’s Lyrics & Lyricists series in 2018: The Bobby Darin Story, directed by Alex Timbers and starring Jonathan Groff, and Lenny’s Lyricists, a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s music directed by Gary Griffin. Most recently, Alex music directed the premiere of a new musical by Tony-winning writer Stew (Passing Strange), entitled Columbus Is Happening.
Alex is a New York-based composer/lyricist, music director and arranger. Growing up in Short Hills, NJ, Alex fell in love with theatre when his folks got him a subscription to the Paper Mill Playhouse less than a mile down the street. In the summers, Alex attended Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills, where he first tried his hand at musical theatre composition; in 2009 he presented a night of his songs in concert for the first time. Alex matriculated at Yale University in 2010, where he studied composition with Jeanine Tesori and Michael Korie and wrote three new musicals, including an adaptation of White Oleander with a sublicense from Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures. As a freshman, Alex joined The Duke's Men of Yale, an a cappella group for which he wrote and arranged an original song, "The One to Walk Away," nominated for a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) in 2013. Following his junior year, Alex took a year off from his studies to tour the world with the Whiffenpoofs, Yale's all-senior a cappella group, for which he managed tours to Israel, Kenya, Zanzibar and Cape Town. Alex graduated cum laude from Yale in 2015.
Alex is credited with musical arrangements for Children of Eden, Junior, now available through MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection, and this summer he music directed the world premiere of Bring It On, Junior. Alex is a Teaching Artist on behalf of Disney Musicals in Schools, as well as a musical theatre writing program sponsored by the Johnny Mercer Foundation. Alex is also a member of the Advanced Class of the BMI Workshop, in which he won the 2016 Jerry Harrington Award and the 2017 Jean Banks Award for his ten-minute musical, "Salad Days."