March 30, 2015, 7:00 pm

54 Below

We turned the spotlight on four more of our Festival alumni! Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days- ’08; Bernice Bobs Her Hair– ’11; String- ’14; Ebb, Kleban, Loewe and Rodgers Awards), Michael Kooman & Chris Dimond (Dani Girl- ’11, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes- ’14, Fred Ebb Award), and Alan Schmuckler (How Can You Run With a Shell On Your Back?- ’09) will share songs from their NAMT Festival shows and new projects, all sung by some of their Broadway pals.

Performers included:
Greg Hildreth (Cinderella, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson)
Raymond J. Lee (Honeymoon in Vegas, Anything Goes)
Lesli Margherita (Matilda)
Kevin Massey (Memphis, Gentleman’s Guide…)
Abby Mueller (Kinky Boots)
Chelsea Packard
(Hands on a Hard Body)
Geoff Packard
(Matilda)
Ciara Renée
 (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pippin)
Kate Wetherhead (Submissions Only, Legally Blonde)

"I'm Not Funny" from HOW CAN YOU RUN WITH A SHELL ON YOUR BACK?

“I’m Not Funny”
from the musical HOW CAN YOU RUN WITH A SHELL ON YOUR BACK? (NAMT Fest ’09)
Written by Alan Schmuckler and Michael Mahler
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Greg Hildreth

"Making It Up As We Go" From DAYS LIKE TODAY

“Making It Up As We Go”
from the musical DAYS LIKE TODAY
Written by Alan Schmuckler
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Raymond J. Lee

"When I Die" from WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL ME

“When I Die”
from the musical WAIT WAIT DON’T KILL ME
Written by Alan Schmuckler
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Abby Mueller

"This Is America/The Voices In Your Head" from WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL ME

“This is America/The Voices in Your Head”
from the musical WAIT WAIT DON’T KILL ME
Written by Alan Schmuckler
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Abby Mueller, Greg HIldreth & Alan Schmuckler

"The Mom Song" from THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

“The Mom Song”
from the musical THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES
Written by Alan Schmuckler
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Laura Harrison

"Just Curious" from STRING

“Just Curious”
from the musical STRING (Fest ’14)
Written by Adam Gwon
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Geoff Packard & Chelsea Packard

"Favorite Places" from ORDINARY DAYS

“Favorite Places”
from the musical ORDINARY DAYS (Fest ’08)
Written by Adam Gwon
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Raymond J. Lee

"I'll Be Here" from ORDINARY DAYS

“I’ll Be Here”
from the musical ORDINARY DAYS (Fest ’08)
Written by Adam Gwon
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Ciara Renee

"Other Lives" by Adam Gwon

“Other Lives”
Written and performed by Adam Gwon
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below

"Gotta Get Out" from THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES

“Gotta Get Out”
from the musical THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES (Fest ’14)
Written by Michael Kooman & Chris Dimond
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Geoff Packard

"The Spark" from THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZ

“The Spark”
from the musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZ
Written by Michael Kooman & Chris Dimond
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Kevin Massey

"Breathe" by Kooman & Dimond

“Breathe”
Written by Michael Kooman & Chris Dimond
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Alison Luff

"Judge Jackie Justice" from JUDGE JACKIE JUSTICE

“Judge Jackie Justice”
from the musical JUDGE JACKIE JUSTICE
Written by Michael Kooman & Chris Dimond
performed at NAMT’s Songwriter Spotlight on March 30, 2015 at 54 Below
featuring Lesli Margherita