Stephen Anthony Elkins is an NYC-based composer/lyricist originally hailing from Athens, Alabama. He loves exploring various musical styles- especially folk and bluegrass- to tell deeply human stories. He's also really into myth, spirituality, mysticism, and dad jokes.
Music and lyrics include PEDRO PAN (Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, NYMF 2017-2018, Fringe 2015, TRUF 2014, MTF’s writers group), LAS SOMBRAS (currently in development at NYU's GMTWP), SALOME VS. JOHN (Queens Theatre NYC Artists Grant Showcase, University of Montevallo) SWEET TEA AND JESUS (Audience Favorite-SASF), ACCEPTANCE (EAT’s Illuminating Artists Series/SASF), NORA SAVES THE WORLD (Barn Arts). He studied at NYU’s GMTWP, the BMI Workshop, and has studied at ESPA with Adam Gwon and Kait Kerrigan. Commissions include Prospect Theatre Company’s Musical Theatre Lab), Live & In Color’s Hindsight 2020, and THE GARCIA SISTERS (Red Mountain Theatre Company). He is also a founding member of Rogue Writers Group and Magic Forest Theatre Company. In addition to writing, he enjoys musically directing, performing and heading up the bluegrass group Wild Magnolia.
"Peachtree City" by Kim Bixler and Stephen Anthony Elkins, performed by Veronica Mansour
"Benediction: May We All Find Home".- Music and Lyrics by Stephen Anthony Elkins, performed by Ledyard High School Choir.