Composer/lyricist, writer, and songwriter with Warner/Chappell, Zack Zadek has been named by Playbill as "A Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriter You Should Know", and was a MacDowell Fellow, a VCCA Fellow, and is a 2019 Dramatist Guild Fellow. Zack won the Weston New Musical Award for his book, music, and lyrics to DEATHLESS (dir. Tina Landau) which received its world premiere at Goodspeed Musicals last spring. He was recognized as a 2019 and 2018 Kleban Prize Finalist, a Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist, a SigWorks Finalist, a KSF Artist of Choice Finalist, and a SPACE at Ryder Farm Finalist. Other pieces include, THE CRAZY ONES (NeXTFest, The 5th Ave Theatre), THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME (dir. Jerry Mitchell), and 6 (dir. Max Friedman, NYMF) which have been seen and developed around the world,
Zack's work has been produced or developed at major American theatres including The 5th Avenue Theatre, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Arena Stage, The Lark, Goodspeed Musicals, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, 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 headlining 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, Zack has been seen banging on pianos with his band at Webster Hall, The Highline Ballroom, and various venues in NYC and LA.
Winner of the inaugural "Got Musical!" award by Disney Imagineering, Zack is a founding member of Musical Theatre Factory, and has been a writer-in-residence at The Johnny Mercer Writer's Colony, The Orchard Project, The Mitten Lab, and The Civilians R&D Group. He has also scored films for emerging filmmakers and directors and as a pop songwriter, he has worked with artists on every major label group.
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. Upcoming projects include STORE BRAND (dir. Jaki Bradley) a new piece about the suburbs in-development with The Civilians, and commissions from Mike Bosner Productions, Jill Furman Productions, Arena Stage, and Ars Nova. Zack is currently a writer-in-residence at The Orchard Project Greenhouse and Ars Nova.