Photo credit: Jeremy Yaddaw

Photo credit: Jeremy Yaddaw

Brian Cavanagh-Strong writes music, and works on projects that use music to tell stories. His work has found a place in theatre, musical theatre, opera, film and television, and has been performed in New York City, regionally, and internationally. 

Brian has written music for All Long True American Stories, a five play-cycle in which collaborator Julia May Jonas reimagines canonical American male-experience plays (such as Arthur Miller's All My Sons and Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey Into Night) for other people - mostly women.

He is writing an opera with Jonathan Larson award-winner Ben Bonnema, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots of 1969. 

He is currently the Music Director & Music Supervisor of ANTHEM, a podcast musical by John Cameron Mitchell & Bryan Weller, produced by First Look Media and Howard Gertler. 

Brian has written original music for Sesame Street on HBO, and has assisted TV/film composer Pat Irwin on numerous projects, including HBO's Bored To Death and Showtime's Nurse Jackie

Brian is a proud graduate of Grinnell College, and holds an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He's a member of ASCAP, and subscribes to Cook's Illustrated.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York.