Gordon Leary (they/them) is a Brooklyn-based musical theatre writer originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
They write human-scale musicals (and maybe some plays) that investigate, question, and explore ideas of empathy, community, the search for identity, joy, grief, the power of legacy, and growing up. They tell stories drawn equally from real life and the mythologies of American popular culture.
Gordon treasures collaboration, inquiry, and the theatrical imagination.
Development & Residencies: Weston Playhouse (2019), Page 73’s Interstate 73 (2018), SPACE on Ryder Farm (2018), Yale Institute for Music Theatre Alumni Residency (2017), 92Y Musical Theatre Development Lab (2017), Musical Theatre Factory (2017), Fresh Ground Pepper’s Playground Playgroup (2016), Johnny Mercer Writers Grove @ Goodspeed Musicals (2016), The Civilians’ R&D Group (2015-2016), Ars Nova’s Uncharted (2013-2014), Dramatists Guild Fellows Program (2010.)
Education: MFA, NYU/Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program; BA, Vassar College.