Brandon Michael Lowden is a bookwriter, composer, and lyricist whose work deals with contemporary themes like self-loathing and love gone bad as well as more traditional musical theater subjects like women’s sports and artificial intelligence. His new musical The Turing Test is in development at Musical Theatre Factory, currently a resident company of Playwrights Horizons, and his work has been presented by Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Barrington Stage Co., National Asian Artists Project, Prospect Theater Co., New York Theatre Barn, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Duplex, and others. He also writes freelance for the workplace comedy troupe The Water Coolers, and his prose can be found online at The Bee’s Reads. He is a member of the Musical Theatre Factory, the Contemporary Theater Company of Rhode Island, and the Dramatists Guild.
Brandon holds an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he was a recipient of the Mel Silverman Scholarship. Prior to that, while earning a BS in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, he was an award-winning writer for both the Daily Princetonian and the Triangle Club (who still perform his songs annually).
A native of Pittsburgh, Brandon now resides in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan and works an office gig to support his real job (writing), which leaves him very little time to update this website.