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Smaller Press ShotWill Van Dyke is a New York based composer/lyricist and music director.

Will's compositions include WINNIE THE POOH, KIDS (Disney), THE LION KING JR. & KIDS (Disney), 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 from Los Angeles to New York City. Upcoming works include MAGNIFICENT CLIMB (with Rick Elice), IMAGINE HARRY (with Jeff Talbott), and WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR (with Josh Halloway).

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 debut album, CHASING THE DAY, featuring a variety of Broadway performers and New York singer/songwriters is available through Sh-K-Boom records or on iTunes.  His sophmore album WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR (2013 Concept Cast Recording) is availabe through CD Baby or on iTunes.  

With Annaleigh Ashford, Will wrote and produced ANOTHER TIME (ANDREW'S SONG) available wherever digital music is sold.

With Matt Doyle, Will co-wrote and produced his albums DAYLIGHT, CONSTANT, and MAKE THE SEASON BRIGHT available wherever digital music is sold.

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