Erik Ransom (Book, Lyrics, Music) is a composer, playwright, librettist and performer with a diverse body of work. “COMING: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions” was Erik’s first foray as a writer and, within a year of starting the first draft, he was fortunate enough to see it fully produced at The Prince Music Theatre in February 2011. In Philadelphia and later at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, “COMING” played to packed houses and glowingly positive reviews, including raves from The Huffington Post, BroadwayWorld, Edge Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Erik penned the lyrics for the recent Off-Broadway musical spectacular: “THE ANTHEM“, which ran at The Culture Project’s Lynn Redgrave Theatre. Erik is slated to join the writing team for season two of the 2014 Emmy-nominated web-series, “TAINTED DREAMS“. Erik wrote several songs for the feature film “Happy Yummy Chicken” in which he stars alongside Taryn Manning of “Orange is the New Black”. On the musical front, his smutty opus, “GRINDR The Opera” premiered in concert in Spring of 2014 and had a high profile staged reading in April 2015 which was covered by The Daily Beast, The Guardian, Salon.com and Newstalk Radio Ireland among other news outlets.
He is currently gearing up for the world-premiere production of “MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD” inspired by Marlowe’s “EDWARD II”. It is a vast musical period epic about a real life medieval monarch whose love for another man led to his doom and will be presented at The Theater for the New City in November, after successful readings at The Musical Theatre Factory and The York Theatre. His other works include, “SAGA The Ragnarok Opera”, “The Severed Hand of Neverland” and “TRAGIC EVENTS”. Erik is also a two-time champion of the York Theatre’s Tune-in-Time improvised musical theatre writing competition.