‘Why we joined the union’

Volume 116, No. 9September, 2016

Ben Bonnema

BenBonnemaHeadshotI joined Local 802 to work as a copyist on the Broadway show “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.” Primarily, though, I am a composer-lyricist. I earned my master’s at NYU’s graduate musical theatre writing program. Last year, my slumber-party musical “Boys Who Tricked Me” had a run at the Musical Theatre Factory in midtown. I also recently wrote music and lyrics for first mobile musical videogame “Peter Panic!”, published by Adult Swim.