Todd Almond is a writer/performer. His theatrical credits include original music for Sarah Ruhl’s STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons; original music and lyrics for the Public Theater/Public Works’ THE TEMPEST at the Delacorte, created with and directed by Lear DeBessonet, in which Todd also starred as Ariel; original book for GIRLFRIEND (music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, from his album of the same name) at Actors Theater and Berkeley Rep; original score for MELANCHOLY PLAY: A NEW CHAMBER MUSICAL (book and lyrics by Sarah Ruhl) for 13P; Original music and lyrics for ON THE LEVEE (with playwright Marcus Gardley) at LCT3; original music and lyrics for Yale Rep’s WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE (with book and co-lyrics by playwright Adam Bock); and original music and lyrics for THE ODYSSEY at the Old Globe in San Diego, created with and directed by Lear DeBessonet.
In the 2014-15 season, Almond will be produced by The Public Theatre with Public Works’ THE WINTER’S TALE at the Delacorte, an original musical adaptation created with and directed by Lear DeBessonet; and by Playwrights Horizons with IOWA, an original musical play with playwright Jenny Schwartz and director Ken Rus Schmoll.
Todd both produced and served as musical director for Sherie Rene Scott’s album “All Will Be Well” as well as the show on which the album was based, PIECE OF MEAT. Almond also music-directs for Broadway’s Laura Benanti and can be heard on her live album “In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention.”
His first album, “Mexico City,” produced by John Curley, is available on iTunes and his second album, also produced by Curley, “Memorial Day,” will be released on June 2nd.