Musical Theatre Lyricist / Librettist
Lauren Gundrum is a NYC-based lyricist/librettist and producer. Lauren's debut musical PharmaBro (music by Joel Esher) ran Off-Broadway from May 11th-June 17th, 2017 and was nominated for an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical of the 2017-2018 season. PharmaBro had a sold-out developmental run at The Workshop Theatre during the 2016 Midtown International Theater Festival, and has been featured in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The NY Post and The NY Times.
Lauren was nominated for the MITF Outstanding Playwright Award, is a member of the Dramatist Guild, and a participant in the Advanced Class of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. She held the Players Theatre Production Residency in Spring 2017, and participated in the Apples & Oranges Theatre Accelerator in Spring 2018. She is currently writing book and lyrics for Just Laugh, a new 4 person + piano musical, at the “In the Works” series at the Duplex (book, music & lyrics by Brandon Lambert). Their work has also been featured at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and at Madame Matthieu’s Soiree.
Lauren is a graduate of Duke University where she minored in music, focusing on violin performance. She began studying musical theatre writing through the Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages.