Irons, Creighton

CREIGHTON IRONS is a Nashville-based musical theater writer born and raised in North Carolina. His musicals FACTORY GIRLS (with Sean Mahoney), THE MOON AND THE SEA (dir David Alpert), SOUL NOTES, STAYING WILD (book by Janet Allard) and HOMEFRONT (book by Craig Slaight, commissioned by the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco) have been on stage at ACT, Goodspeed Musicals, NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals, The Musical Theater Factory, Boston Conservatory, Pace University, and 11th Hour Company in Philly. He has shared his songs at NYC’s favorite cabarets, including 54 Below, Birdland Jazz, The Cutting Room, Lincoln Center, and Joe’s Pub. He has enjoyed residencies at the Johnny Mercer Colony, ACT’s Young Conservatory, and Lesley College, and was named one of Buzzfeed’s “23 Composer/Lyricists Who Prove You Should Give Musical Theatre Another Shot.” Current projects include MARION (book by Chisa Hutchinson), a new musical about disgraced sprinted Marion Jones, and BOOMTOWN (supported by a Metro Arts Thrive Grant).

Irons also creates musicals with and for kids of all ages, including four original scores with the acclaimed Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble and scores of original songs with Lincoln Center Theater, The Roundabout Theatre, and TPAC. He studied race and music at UNC-Chapel Hill (Morehead Scholar) and earned an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from NYU/Tisch. He regularly performs with his brilliant wife, singer/songwriter Dawn Landes; their other collaborations include a baby girl, Callan, and beloved mutt, Scout.