Drew Fornarola is a songwriter, playwright and producer from New York. He is currently developing a stage musical for DreamWorks. Film: VeggieTales Noah's Ark (DreamWorks, 2015) starring Wayne Brady. Theater: STRAIGHT (2016 New York Times Critics' Pick, Acorn Theatre off-Broadway, Dramatic Publishing Co); Claudio Quest (winner of six 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence, optioned by Dramatic Forces); Molly Shannon’s Tilly The Trickster (Atlantic Theater Company, collaboration with Saturday Night Live's Molly Shannon, Theatrical Rights Worldwide); Thucydides (Winner of Samuel French Play Festival, Samuel French); Vote (for Me!): A Musical Debate (London Theatre Workshop, Roy Arias Theater off-Broadway); COLLEGE The Musical (MTVu Award, Hippodrome State Theatre, Dramatic Publishing Company); and 2 musicals for children. Awards: NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyrics, John Wallowitch Award for Songwriting, Finalist for the 2014 Kleban Award and 2009 Richard Rodgers Award, and five-time MAC Award nominee as a cabaret artist. Concerts: Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Broadway au Carre (Paris), London Theatre Workshop (London), Bar Fedora at Au Lac (Los Angeles), The Duplex, Joe's Pub, Symphony Space. Teaching: Broadway Dreams Foundation faculty member since 2014, guest lectures including Columbia, East Carolina University, Millikin University, Pace University, Stony Brook University, The University of Mississippi and The University at Buffalo, among others. Other: In 2013 Drew provided string arrangements for #1 charting Japanese hip hop band CREAM, and his original score for Buddy Thomas' Devil Boys from Beyond (New World Stages, 2010) is available for licensing from Samuel French. He is the co-creator and host of the critically acclaimed Madame Mathieu's Soiree, an avant-garde variety show in the West Village. In Development: Highlights from his musical TIANANMEN premiered in a concert at 54 Below starring Tony Award-winner Ruthie Ann Miles and Glee's Telly Leung. Education: B.A. Princeton University, J.D. Fordham, Alumnus BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.