About Carmel

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CARMEL DEAN is a Composer, Arranger, Musical Director and Pianist. She is currently the Musical Director/Conductor of the new Broadway musical If/Then starring Idina Menzel. Previous Broadway credits include Hands on a Hardbody and American Idiot , and she performed with Green Day on the Grammy Awards in 2010. Prior to that she was the Vocal Arranger and Associate Conductor of Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway credits include Everyday Rapture, Vanities and Elegies – A Song Cycle by William Finn. International credits include Chicago (Hong Kong) and the 2000 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies (Sydney). Carmel has also served as Chita Rivera’s Musical Director for many national and international appearances.


As a composer, her work includes A Girl Called Vincent with Dick Scanlan; music for the Disney TV show Johnny & the Sprites; and Songs of Innocence & Experience (co-composed with William Finn, Deborah Abramson, Vadim Feichtner & Gi-hieh Lee.)


Carmel is a native of Perth, Western Australia, and received a B.Mus. from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). In 2001 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States, and subsequently graduated from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program with a Masters in Musical Theatre Writing.


Carmel currently resides in New York City, and is a proud redhead.