Ed Bell is a writer, musician and educator.
With Christian Duhamel he wrote the Kleban Award-winning musical My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend, that premiered at The Merrimack Repertory Theatre in April 2017 starring Charissa Bertels. In Summer 2017 he was an Artist in Residence at Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai.
Ed’s music has been performed at Brasserie Zédel and The Battersea Barge in London, The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar in New York, The ACT Theatre in Seattle, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As a music director he’s worked on projects in London, New York, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Philadelphia and Leeds.
Ed has been working in education for over a decade and created The Song Foundry, a leading resource site for songwriters, in 2014. He’s written articles for Songwriting Magazine and Making Music Magazine and lectured on songwriting at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Bath Spa University. He wrote the popular songwriting guide, The Art of Songwriting, which was published in July 2017.
He’s a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music London, an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and a proud member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America.