Adam Mathias is an award winning musical theatre writer.
His musical See Rock City & Other Destinations, music by Brad Alexander, enjoyed an extended run off-Broadway in 2010 and earned him the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical (also nominated for Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Lighting and Outstanding Musical.) The show received the 2008 Richard Rodgers Award and 2007 Jerry Bock Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre. It received workshop productions from Barrington Stage Company and New York City's Transport Group. See Rock City... has been featured in the 2008 National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival, Merkin Hall's Bound for Broadway Series, and BMI's Musical Mondays and is available for licensing from Samuel French, Inc. The Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes.
His new musical A History of Summer, music by Jonathan Monro, received workshop productions from Summerworks Festival in Toronto, Canada and from Pride Films & Plays in Chicago, IL.
Adam conceived and co-wrote The Passion of George W. Bush with composer Alden Terry and co-librettist John Herin. It premiered at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival and went on to play Joe's Pub on 2004 election eve.
As a playwright, Adam has written several short plays, including "A Long Conversation" and "Desdemona Lives", and crafted Hamlet: What Dreams May Come—a new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic for four actors in ninety minutes. Adam is a graduate of The Theatre School, DePaul University and Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. He is a Steering Committee member and frequent moderator of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (Jerry Herrington Award winner) and a member of the Dramatist Guild.
Adam is a dramaturg for The Hockey Sweater, a musical at the Segal Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Adam is a proud recipient of the 2013 Rainbow of Possibilities Award "in recognition of his commitment to creating art that reflects and celebrates the gay experience."