Anthony De Angelis is a New York based musician and composer. His family musical, THE PRINCE AND THE WOOGLEFOOF, anticipates a 2018 debut. He is currently at work creating a new musical regarding the Fox Sisters and the founding of Spiritualism. Other songs he's written could be heard in "Russian Broadway" and "Frozen on Broadway: First Look" on YouTube. In addition, he contributed songs in conjunction with his partner Christyn to "Contemporary Christmas" at The Duplex in 2016.
His Broadway work as a pianist/conductor includes Associate Musical Director for BRIGHT STAR as well as playing performances of ALADDIN, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and THE LITTLE MERMAID. Off-Broadway he has served as Associate Musical Director for KID VICTORY and PACIFIC OVERTURES. He has also played performances of ASSASSINS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, THE ADDING MACHINE, and BUNTY BERMAN PRESENTS. As an orchestrator his arrangements could be heard at The New Yorks Pops, The Cincinnati Pops, and The National Symphony Orchestra.
Christyn Budzyna is a musical theatre lyricist based in New York City. Her musical, THE PRINCE AND THE WOOGLEFOOF, with music by Anthony De Angelis and book by Jessica Penzias, will debut in Philadelphia in the fall of 2018 as part of Stimulus Children’s Theatre’s 30th anniversary season. The trio is also working on a musical adaptation of the history of the founders of Spiritualism, the Fox Sisters.
Her short musical written with composer Helen Park, BAKED GOODS, was performed at the 2016 Sound Bites Festival and at City Theatre's Summer Shorts 2017 festival in Miami. Christyn was the recipient of the 2017 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting along with her collaborators.
Her work has been seen in many venues around the city, including the Laurie Beechman Theater, The Duplex, and NYMF. She is a member of the Advanced BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, and of the Dramatists Guild. Christyn has a passion for writing code as well as writing musicals, and works as a web developer for The Public Theater.
Anthony and Christyn met in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in 2013 and have been working together with librettist, Jessica Penzias, ever since. Here are a few of their favorite projects.
A full-length musical currently in development
On March 31st, 1848, two young girls accidentally changed American culture forever. They convinced the nation they could speak to the dead. Our new musical based on the true story of the Fox sisters explores the creation of an American messiah.
A family musical adapted from The Prince's New Pet by Brian Anderson. This show currently under option with Ask Yourself Productions
Welcome to the grayest kingdom you've ever seen. Five years ago, the colorful queen passed away, and the king banished color from the kingdom in his grief. Now, painters cover the kingdom in gray paint each morning, "smogafiers" blot out the sun, and the scrupulous royal Color Catcher shrouds each day in a cloud. At the prince's tenth birthday party, he gets a mysterious, magical surprise: a cuddly, colorful creature called a Wooglefoof! Will the prince and the Wooglefoof be able to bring a splash of color back to the kingdom?
An ongoing collection of holiday songs
Many classic Christmas songs were written by musical theatre writers, and we're continuing that tradition. During the Christmas season of 2016, Christyn co-produced a concert of new Christmas songs at The Duplex with actress and producer, Charissa Bertels, which we wrote holiday songs for. We plan to keep adding holiday songs to our repitoire for years to come!