May 13, 2014
Nikko Benson is a New York based creative type and self-proclaimed optimist. Author/Co-author of numerous full-length musicals, he recieved a masters in music theater writing from NYU Tisch, where he developed his thesis–Nikola Tesla Drops The Beat, an electronica musical (Book/Lyrics by Benjamin Halstead). His work has been performed at Signature Theater as part of the New York Musical Theater Festival, as well as 54 Below, Joe’s Pub and the Barrington Stage Company Cabaret. Most recently he was featured at Barrington as this year’s guest artist in William Finn’s annual concert, “Songs By Composers And Lyricists You Probably Haven’t Heard Of, But Should.” He endeavors to write songs that are more interesting than his bios.