Michael Conley

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Michael Conley
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Born (1978-06-20) June 20, 1978 (age 45)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
EducationMusical Theatre Performance
Alma materAbilene Christian University
OccupationMusical Theatre Lyricist

Michael Conley (born 20 June 1978) is a musical theatre lyricist, librettist and performer living in London.


Conley attended Abilene High School in Abilene Texas and studied Musical Theatre Performance at Abilene Christian University.


Conley moved to New York City in 1999 and began writing for and appearing in cabaret shows around the city (most notably Ron Poole's GAY AND LESBIAN COMEDY FEST[1] at Don't Tell Mama). It is at Don't Tell Mama that Conley performed HELLO, BOYS! (a musical revue written with Matthew Loren Cohen)[2]. Whilst in New York he was nominated for two MAC Awards for Special Material[3] and Male Debut[4].

In 2007, Conley moved to London where he joined the BOOK Music & Lyrics writing workshop. It is there that he met Luke Bateman, with whom he has written many musicals (THE LITTLE BEASTS[5], THE SORROWS OF SATAN[6] (based on the novel by Marie Corelli), PERSONALITY (based on the novel by Andrew O'Hagan), THE FABULIST FOX SISTERS and the cabaret BATEMAN AND CONLEY TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE FIRST (AND LAST) TIME)[7]. At BML he also met Richy Hughes and Joseph Finlay with whom he wrote SUPERHERO[8] (winner of the 2018 Off West End Award for Best New Musical). Musicals in development include VANARA and INDECENT PROPOSAL.

External Links


  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/29/arts/cabaret-guide.html
  2. https://www.theatermania.com/shows/new-york-city-theater/michael-conley-hello-boys_101228
  3. Gaswirth, Nick (January 14, 2002). "2002 MAC Award Nominees and Winners - Manhattan Association of Cabarets".
  4. Gaswirth, Nick (January 14, 2004). "2004 MAC Award Nominees and Winners - Manhattan Association of Cabarets".
  5. Millward, Tom. "New family musical The Little Beasts at The Other Palace". London Theatre Guide.
  6. O'Hanlon, Dom (January 1, 2016). "New musical play The Sorrows of Satan at the Tristan Bates Theatre". London Theatre Guide.
  7. https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at-zedel/bateman-and-conley-may-2019
  8. Longman, Will. "Offies 2018: Full list of Off West End Award winners". London Theatre Guide.

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