ABOUT LEAH

Writer

Leah works as a playwright, bookwriter, and lyricist out of Brooklyn. She holds a BA from Salem State University and an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University’s Tisch School Of The Arts. She is a member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild Of America, The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, Three Act Theatre Company, and The New Opera and Musical Theatre Initiative. Ms. Miles' produced works include A Brand New World in collaboration with Eric Mark Olson and Andrew Sotomayor (Three Act Theatre), Entangled (Salem Theatre Company, Three Act Theatre), Touching Loss in collaboration with choreographer Clare Cook and composer, Paul Castles (Acadiana Arts Center). Sunday Roaster Chicken (commissioned by Ugly Rhino Productions, NY), Bronx Zoo (commissioned by MuSE, NY), andProvidence: A Musical Comedy (Write Act Eastside, NY) in collaboration with composer, Donny Codden. Little Women: The Musical Journey of Jo March (SeaStage, MA) in collaboration with bookwriter and lyricist, Brent Sprague. In 2016, she won the “Best Concept for a Play” award for Entangled from Boston’s BroadwayWorld.com

Teaching Artist

Leah has worked with several arts agencies in New York: The Metropolitan Opera Guild, ArtsConnection, The New York City Children’s Theatre, TADA! Youth Theatre, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and The United Cerebral Palsy of New York. Her work in these organizations included classroom instruction as well as teacher training and family workshops. Leah is the proud recipient of the 2016 Linda LeRoy Janklow Teaching Artist Award through ArtsConnection.  She is currently on the full-time staff at The Brooklyn Youth Chorus.