Joe Iconis (B.M. Music Composition, 2003) is the recipient of a 2007 Ed Kleban Award and a 2006 Jonathan Larson Award. His rock musical, THE BLACK SUITS (for which Joe wrote music, lyrics, and co-wrote the book with Robert Maddock) opened at the MCC Theater in May 2008, under the direction of Trip Cullman. With lyricist Robert Maddock, Joe has collaborated on PLASTIC! The Musical (which won the 2006 Daryl Roth Award and was presented in 2007 at the York Theater) and TRIUMPHANT BABY! (which won the 2007 Backstage Bistro Award and 2007 Nightlife Award). The latter is a performance piece starring Lorinda Lisitza and directed by Brad Oscar.
Under the direction of NYU faculty member, John Simpkins, THINGS TO RUIN, a musical theater rock concert of Joe's compositions as a composer/lyricist, has played to sold-out crowds at Ars Nova, NYMF, and Joe's Pub.
Read more about Joe and THINGS TO RUIN at the New York Times Review here.