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Ben Bonnema is a New York based composer-lyricist. His slumber party musical, BOYS WHO TRICKED ME, was called "heart-healing musical theatre" by Joshua Barone of the New York Times. He's worked on Broadway and beyond, including ON YOUR FEET (dir. Jerry Mitchell), FEBRUARY HOUSE (by Gabriel Kahane and Seth Bockley), and supplied additional orchestrations for Ana Gasteyer's new album I'm Hip. Ben's work has been performed throughout the city, including Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium, NY City Center's Lobby Project, 54 Below, the Brooklyn Lyceum, the Frederick Loewe Theatre, the Gene Frankel Theatre, and Littlefield. He was awarded the 2011 ASCAP Foundation Frederick Loewe Award, as well as Artist Residencies at the Ucross Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He holds an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.