Brandon James Gwinn
BRANDON JAMES GWINN is a singer-pianist, composer-lyricist and producer lauded "one hell of an entertainer" by the Bistro Awards. His second studio album BULLIT will be here in Spring 2021! His debut EP NOT TOO LATE is now available on iTunes. He toured 65 cities in the US and Canada promoting the EP on a LiveNation tour. He produced and performed on TWO BIRDS & ONE STONE the first and second albums released by Trixie Mattel (Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Allstars 3), which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart and the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Charts. Brandon also directs and produces music for Alexis Michelle (Drag Race Season 9) and produced her debut album LOVE FOOL for Broadway Records. He composed theme music for George Takei's web series IT TAKEIS TWO and co-wrote the title track on the album LEIDO for WINSTAR.
Brandon is a 2021 Richard Rodgers Award winner and a 2021 Drama League Award nominee. He created the horrifying score and soundscape to THE SEANCE MACHINE Off-Broadway (The Tank) He is the composer and co-lyricist of TL;DR. THELMA LOUISE; DYKE REMIX (Rhinebeck Writer’s Residency & Triple R Residency, UArts Polyphone Festival 2020, O’Neill NMTC Incubator Residency, 2021 Rodgers Award), COTTON CANDY & COCAINE (Theatre C), QUEER.PEOPLE.TIME. (Catwalk Residency, Dramatists Guild Fellowship). His music and lyrics for MATCHMAKER MATCHMAKER, I’M WILLING TO SETTLE premiered at the American Repertory Theatre, Oberon in Boston and the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He co-wrote songs for The Civilian’s Lobby Project musicals before (and based on interviews about) the City Center Off-Center productions of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD and WORKING. Brandon is also the composer and co-lyricist of the New York Theatre Barn Commission SMALL TOWN STORY (National Alliance of Musical Theatre Writer's Residency Grant, Village Originals, World Premiere at American Theatre Group) He has been an artist in residence at Ars Nova and was a 2015-2016 Dramatists Guild Fellow.
A critically lauded singer-songwriter, piano bar entertainer and music director, he has arranged and played shows for multi-Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess, 12-time MAC Award Winner Karen Mason, Tony Winner Daisy Eagan and more. Proud NARAS Grammy Voter and ASCAP Member. MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
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