Jeremy Schonfeld is a celebrated singer/songwriter, composer/lyricist, occasional actor, producer, mentor and teacher. His concept album Iron & Coal, produced in Vienna Austria with producing partners Beat4Feet (Martin Gellner and Werner Stranka), was nominated for several Amadeus Awards (Austrian Grammys), and is currently in development as a large-scale, hybrid multimedia theatrical production. Previously, Jeremy created the album 37 Notebooks, featuring vocal performance contributions from friends including Adam Pascal, Julia Murney, Tracie Thoms, Amy Spanger, Lauren Kennedy, and Donnie Kehr. “House of Love,” recorded by Shoshana Bean for 37 Notebooks (featuring the Broadway Dreams Chorus), has been recorded and performed numerous times, and is consistently used in many diverse charitable campaigns including Defying Inequality and Rockers on Broadway. The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus annual holiday concert at Town Hall was even appropriately billed as the “NYC Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday House of Love, featuring Lillias White". Additional albums include Drift and Blue Skies and All, plus song contributions to the movie soundtrack for Clear Blue Tuesday (co-starring Jeremy) and the featured single Babazille Mahlangu written for the Broadway in South Africa campaign. Currently, Jeremy has been working in Nashville with producer Caleb Sherman, writing and producing material for up-and-coming singer Brook Wood and executive producing an EP for young singer/songwriter Lauren Weintraub (www.laurenweintraub.com).
As a composer/Lyricist, Jeremy has several shows under his belt, many in development. Drift, based on the concept album, has won numerous awards for productions at NYMF (New York Musical Theater Festival) and at the Kennedy Theater in Raleigh, N.C., featuring a diverse roster of talent, including Adam Pascal, Christian Campbell, Terrence Mann, Adam Kantor, and Jarrod Emick. Spun and Greta are part of an exciting, ongoing collaboration with partners Chad Rabinovitz (producing executive director) and Emily Goodson (Book) formed through the BPP (Bloomington Playwrights Project) at Indiana University. The team is currently developing a new, as-of-yet untitled show for production at the BPP in spring of 2017. Additionally, Jeremy is excited to have recently broken ground on an upcoming project with respected journalist and author, Steve Fishman of New York Magazine.
Some of Jeremy’s favorite performances include the opening ceremonies for the Maccabi Games in both Vienna and at Madison Square Garden, Hollywood in Vienna featuring Maestro David Newman and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and co-star Deborah Cox, Drift at BB King’s, Several Rockers on Broadway concert events, and regular gigs in NYC rooms including Joe’s Pub, the Cutting Room, LPR, 54 Below, and the Bitter End.
Jeremy lives in Brooklyn with beautiful Kiwi-actress/therapeutic horse riding instructor wife Sarah-Jane Casey, toddler cutie Gustav, and his brilliant college-attending daughter Alexandra.
“Be relentless in your search for truth, and honor your craft by never settling for the average when you can truly be extraordinary.”