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Pasek & Paul        

Academy & Tony Award-Winning Songwriting Duo and Composing Team; Best Known for "La La Land" & "Dear Evan Hansen"

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are the Tony Award-Winning songwriting team behind the Broadway musical A Christmas Story, The Musical (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Dogfight, (Lucille Lortel Award winner, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, London Evening Standard Awards nominations), James and The Giant Peach, and Edges. TV credits include Smash, Sesame Street and Johnny and the Sprites. Pasek and Paul created the song “Unlimited” for Old Navy’s 2014 back-to-school campaign.

Their recent projects include Dear Evan Hansen (Outer Critics Circle Award, Obie Award, Helen Hayes Award, Drama Desk Award), La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman, Tom and Jerry Return to Oz, Trolls starring Anna Kendrick, and Medusa.

Their honors include a Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (American Academy of Arts and Letters), ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, and the Jonathan Larson Award. Both are graduates of the University of Michigan and members of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

In 2017, they won the Tony Award for Best Original Score for Dear Evan Hansen.


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