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Rob Rokicki

Work by the author

The Lightning Thief Monstersongs The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

Author's Bio

Rob Rokicki is a composer and lyricist whose work has been recognized worldwide and nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel, and Off-Broadway Alliance awards.

Recently signed with Kobalt music, Rokicki is best known for his music and lyrics in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical for Theatreworks USA (book by Joe Tracz). The adaptation played Off-Broadway in 2017 and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical before launching a national tour across North America 2018-2019.

Punk Rock Girl, a musical he orchestrated and co-arranged with collaborator and friend Joe Iconis, is set to premiere at the Argyle Theater in New York in 2021.

His graphic novel musical Monstersongs premiered in Japan, and will be soon available to license from Concord Theatricals. The show received a World Premiere Recording from Broadway Records, was part of the prestigious NAMT festival in 2018, and is being developed as a virtual reality video game.

His immersive musical about escaping a cult, Experience Marianas, was developed at CAP21/Molloy College and was recently a semi-finalist for the O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference. He wrote the music and lyrics for Uni the Unicorn, commissioned by Bay Area Children’s Theater. He is one of five writing teams involved with a new streaming musical by book writers Jodi Picoult and Timothy Allen McDonald. He is currently working with writer Anna K. Jacobs for a new movie musical for the University of Nebraska. Other Projects: Love, NY (with Mike Ruby) winner of the American Harmony Award and presented at New World Stages, Curtain Call, and Oklahoma University; The Greatest Ten-Minute Musical, Ever! (with Timothy Allen McDonald) commissioned by the Kennedy Center; 11:11 (selected for The Pitch and LiveRead at USC); 20 to Life (American University); Strange Tails (West Village MT Festival winner; NAMT grant recipient Ars Nova’s ANT fest); Martha & Me (NY Fringe); and Samson's Fire (The Cell Theater). He has scored two films: Gingerbread House (New York Film Academy) and Dividends (New York Shorts International Film Festival).

Rob’s work, which “lives at the perfect intersection of musical theatre and radio rock,” is regularly featured in cabarets and concerts throughout the world. He is a two-time Larson Award finalist, alum of the BMI writing workshop, and member of the Dramatists’ Guild. He holds a BFA and BA from the University of Michigan. Albums include: The Original Cast Recording, Deluxe Release, Karaoke, and Vinyl editions of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Monstersongs World Premiere Recording, So Much To Say: Songs for Everytown and I’m Ready: The Songs of Rob Rokicki (all available on Broadway Records). His self-release, Smart Girls EP, supports the organization She’s the First.