EWALT AND WALKER
Musical Theatre Bros Enjoying the Contradiction in Terms
SO JUST WHO ARE
EWALT AND WALKER?
Kyle Ewalt and Michael Walker are the writing team behind a number of musicals including Bromance, The Making of Madeline Moore, and The Lucky Ones. They were commissioned by Broadway Across America and the producers of The Drowsy Chaperone to develop new work, won the TRU Voices New Musical Festival and a Cap21 Residency. Besides the dudetastic production in London at the Other Palace, Bromance was most recently produced in NYC at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Caroline’s on Broadway, and 92Y Tribeca, and was developed by Ground UP Productions. Ewalt and Walker’s shows have been performed in New York at Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, NYFA’s New Works program, 54 Below, Theater Row, and Galapagos Art Space, as well as Michigan’s Barn Theater, Toronto’s Randolph College, and in numerous YouTube performances around the globe.
Michael Ian Walker (Book and Lyrics) is also an experienced playwright and newly minted television writer. He is currently working on a show for Netflix that will make its global debut in 2019. His plays, Letter from Algeria and Blackout, both premiered Off-Broadway in New York, and the independent film he co-authored, Chin Up, won The Audience Award at The Atlanta Film Festival, and Best Film at The Fusion Film Festival. Michael is a graduate of Yale University and earned his Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and King’s College, London.
Kyle Ewalt (Music and Lyrics) is an accomplished composer who has penned original pieces for Ultra Records, BIG Management, the jazz group Syncopation, and the dance/electronica band Kyven and has been the lyricist for the finale of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit Broadway Bares for the last five years. His music with Kyven has been featured on MTV’s Jersey Shore, NBC’s The Voice, Dance Moms, and many other television shows as well as on worldwide in-store compilations for Abercrombie & Fitch, Walmart and Adidas. In addition to theater and dance/pop writing, Kyle composed the music for Oceano, a ballet that debuted at Talleres de Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Kyle is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he studied songwriting and vocal styles with Cheryl Bentine of the Manhattan Transfer. He is currently developing a new electronic musical, Red Waters, in San Francisco, California.