In addition to his composing and songwriting skills, Bret Simmons works as an arranger, producer, musical director and vocal coach. His talents have been most visibly showcased in his role as Music Director on The Megan Mullally Show, as onscreen bandleader and keyboardist.
He is the composer of musicals including Falling For Eve with co-writers David Howard and Joe DiPietro, which enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run this year; Lucky Star which premiered at Phoenix Theatre in 2008; And Changing Minds which is being licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide. He has also written many songs that have been featured in live stage shows and special events for numerous clients ranging from The Walt Disney Company to Vee Corp. to the Olympics.
He has composed and arranged music for a wide variety of television including: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Live! with Regis and Kelly (ABC), Jackee (NBC), Charles in Charge (Universal), Fame (MGM-TV), A Special Olympics Tribute with Cliff Robertson (ESPN), The Megan Mullally Show (NBC Universal), and Car Crazy (Speed Network).
Bret has been a staff songwriter for a variety of music publishers, including EMI Music Publishing, Al Gallico Music Corp., and Famous Music Corp. Recordings of his work have been released on CBS/SONY records and Walt Disney Records. He also works as a Music Director for The Walt Disney Company.