Will Van Dyke is a New York based composer/lyricist and music director.
Will most recently penned the original score for the Off-Broadway play STRAIGHT, which is now available for theatrical licensing. With Walt Disney Theatricals, Will has contributed original music along with music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations for WINNIE THE POOH, KIDS as well as their popular THE LION KING EXPERIENCE titles. Currently in development: MAGNIFICENT CLIMB (with Rick Elice), IMAGINE HARRY (with Jeff Talbott), WINTERSONG (with Jeff Talbott), WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR (with Josh Halloway), as well as a theatrical adaptation of his debut album CHASING THE DAY highlighting his work with all of his collaborators. Will has also contributed music for THE DEVIL'S BITCH (Playbill), ONE SMALL STEP FOR MELVIN (Wine & Cheese Club Prod.), and THE GIRLS I'VE LIKE LIKED (Ars Nova). His songs have been performed at venues all over the country.
As a Music Director Will currently works on KINKY BOOTS (Associate Music Director/Associate Music Supervisor [Korea]). Other credits include the Off-Broadway Revival of RENT (Music Director), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Keyboards), Kathleen Marshall's revival of GREASE (Associate Music Director), and the 1st National Touring Company of WICKED (Keyboards). Will orchestrated Andrew Lippa's show THE LIFE OF THE PARTY that debuted in May of 2014 at The Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Will is also the Music Director of The Whiskey 5 a band he assembled in 2014. Together they work with many New York City based artists including Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle and Jackie Hoffman.
Will's albums, CHASING THE DAY and WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR (2013 Concept Cast Recording), featuring a variety of Broadway performers, are available wherever digital music is sold. His newest album, an EP with Jeff Talbott, A VIEW OF THE RIVER was released in the fall of 2015.
With Annaleigh Ashford, Will helped create and Music Directed her critically accalimed show and live recording LOST IN THE STARS (MAC nomination). He also wrote and produced ANOTHER TIME (MAC nomination).