Most recently, Alex assisted composer Scott Frankel on the 2017 Broadway musical War Paint, after assisting Scott, lyricist Michael Korie and librettist Richard Greenberg on their musical adaptation of Far From Heaven (Williamstown Theatre Festival; Playwrights Horizons) in 2012-13. With Stephen Schwartz's blessing, Alex wrote arrangements for Children of Eden, Junior, soon to be available in MTI's Broadway Junior Collection. Alex's work has been featured in concert through the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Symphony Space and the New Voices Project, a developmental program with support from Walt Disney Imagineering.
Alex is a New York-based composer/lyricist, music director, arranger and vocal coach. Raised in Short Hills, New Jersey, Alex fell in love with theatre when his folks got him a yearly subscription to the Paper Mill Playhouse just down the street. In the summers, Alex attended performing arts camp Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills. It was at Stagedoor that Alex first tried his hand at musical theatre composition: in 2009, he presented a night of his songs in concert. Alex matriculated at Yale University in 2010, where he studied composition with Jeanine Tesori and wrote music and lyrics for three new musicals, including an adaptation of White Oleander with permission from Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures. As a freshman in college 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 and selected for the Voices Only a cappella compilation album. Following his junior year, Alex took a year off from his studies to tour the world with the Whiffenpoofs, Yale's all-senior male a cappella group, and managed tours to Israel, Kenya, Zanzibar and Cape Town, South Africa. Alex graduated cum laude from Yale in 2015.
In addition to music directing pilot productions of musicals adapted for elementary, middle and high school-aged performers in association with iTheatrics, Alex is a Teaching Artist on behalf of Disney Musicals in Schools as well as a musical theatre writing program co-sponsored by the Johnny Mercer Foundation and NJPAC. Alex is a new member of the Advanced Class of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, in which he won the 2016 Jerry Harrington Award and the 2017 Jean Banks Award for his ten-minute musical, "Salad Days."