An award winning composer/lyricist, songwriter, and playwright, Zack Zadek has been named by Playbill as "A Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriter You Should Know", is a 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist, a 2017 MacDowell Fellow and a 2017 VCCA Fellow. Zack won the 2017 Weston New Musical Award for his book, music, and lyrics to DEATHLESS (dir. Tina Landau) which received its world premiere at Goodspeed Musicals this spring. In addition, DEATHLESS a SigWorks Finalist and Kevin Spacey Artist's of Choice Finalist. Other pieces in development include, THE CRAZY ONES (dir. Sam Buntrock, The 5th Ave Theatre), THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME (dir. Jerry Mitchell), and 6 (dir. Sheryl Kaller, NYMF) which have been seen and workshopped around the world, from New York City to Seattle, Washington.
Zack's work has been developed at major American theatres including The 5th Avenue Theatre, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Goodspeed Musicals, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Legacy Theatre, NYMF and in the UK at The London Theatre Workshop and Edinburgh Fringe. His songs have been performed by some of Broadway and West End's biggest names in performances at The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and across NYC at venues such as Joe's Pub, (le) Poisson Rogue, and 54 Below. Also touring and performing his own music regularly, Zack has been seen banging on pianos with his band headlining at Webster Hall, The Highline Ballroom, and various venues in LA.
Winner of the inaugural "Got Musical!" award by Disney Imagineering, Zack is a founding member of Musical Theatre Factory, and was in residence at The Johnny Mercer Writer's Colony. He has also actively scored films for emerging filmmakers and directors; as a mainstream songwriter, he has co-writes with Conor Maynard, VHS Collection, Kiesza, FLETCHER, Lauv, Boyce Avenue, Espionage, Nina Nesbitt (Universal), Mree, LOLO (DCD2) and many other artists, writers, and producers.
Zack graduated with honors from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing, . He is working on a new musical about suburbia, a commission from CREO, and an adaptation of a major motion picture, as well as various TV and film writing. He is currently a writer-in-residence with The Civilians R&D Group.