Michael Cooper

Music & Lyrics

UNFRAMED

ISLANDS

A Musical by Anton Dudley & Michael Cooper

Arien Chang Castan, Untitled (El Bleco series), 2009 (Gund Gallery, Kenyon College)

Arien Chang Castan, Untitled (El Bleco series), 2009 (Gund Gallery, Kenyon College)

"Unframed" is a series of five short musicals that illuminate objects in "Selections from the Gund Gallery Collection." Directed by Anton Dudley, associate professor of drama, and curated by Jodi Kovach, curator of academic programs, composers Ruth Chan, Faye Chiao, Michael Cooper and Khiyon Hursey create pieces to be performed by Kenyon students in response to artworks by Chitra Ganesh, Renee Stout, Leysis Quesada Vera, Arién Chang Castan and Kiki Smith.

Premieres Friday, November 15th, 2019.


Photo copyright Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.

REMEMBERING TOMORROW:

The liVES of Edgar Cayce

Michael Cooper and Anton Dudley have been commissioned by the Association of Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), the nonprofit organization started by Cayce in 1931, to create a musical about the life of the famed spiritualist and psychic. A series of staged readings will debut March 12-14, 2020 at Zeiders American Dream Theatre, Virginia Beach.


LUNA PARK

interview with coney island ORAL history projet

Listen to lyricist Michael Cooper and composer Hyeyoung Kim's recent interview with the Coney Island History Project, where they discuss their decade long collaboration, historical inspiration, and the power of memory in creating the new musical, set at Coney Island!


LIZARDMAN

Lizardman, music by David Mallamud and lyrics by Michael Cooper, has been recorded by Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis and Albany Symphony's Dogs of Desire on The Wild & Whimsical Worlds of David Mallamud, available September 30 from Broadway Records.


IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU

The vocal selections from It Shoulda Been You, including Michael's song "I Never Wanted This," have been published by Hal-Leonard and are now available for purchase!

PHOTO BY KEN PAO

PHOTO BY KEN PAO

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