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Franklyn Grace is a professional off-Broadway musician and a creator of theatre. Her pronouns are she/they. They started singing and playing piano very early in life, and writing both music and words followed naturally. She was classically-trained in piano for fifteen years, and though she has a deep love for classical music, her favorite music to play and listen to has always been musical theatre. Franklyn got her start in professional musical theatre during her sophomore year of undergraduate school, when she was brought onto the composition team for her university's original Spring 2021 musical Still, for which she did notation work. Following that experience, she went on to write two musicals, a song cycle, and a one-act play, respectively titled: The Path Theory (Spring 2021), Tin Pan Alley (Spring 2022), Beatitudes (Fall 2022), and Congratulations (Fall 2022). Congratulations had its debut performance at Franklyn's university on April 28th, 2023.

Franklyn has established themself as a dedicated musical theatre accompanist and music director. One of her proudest accomplishments in these areas is music directing and accompanying for six abridged shows over the course of six weeks in the Summer of 2022: The Wizard of OzShrek the MusicalThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeRodgers & Hammerstein's CinderellaThe Little Mermaid, and Oklahoma!. Most recently, they were the alternate pianist and assistant arranger for a new off-Broadway musical, Brighter Than The Sun; played synth for a community youth theatre's production of The Phantom of the Opera in Queens; and played piano and music directed for a new cabaret-style show at Green Room 42 in NYC, Welcome to Insert Title Here by Viraj Shriwardhankar. She also does freelance music work, which you can check out on the Services page of her website.

In their precious free time, Franklyn loves to see theatre; read fiction, particularly fantasy and sci-fi novels; bake; watch movies, especially Marvel and Star Wars; surf YouTube for gaming videos; spend time with their friends and peers; explore New York; and try any new coffee shop they can find. Passions of Franklyn's besides musical theatre include LGBTQIA+ rights and representation, openness on the discussion of mental illnesses and disorders, and religious deconstruction.

Franklyn holds a double-major Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition and Piano Performance, with a minor in Musical Theatre. She is currently earning her Master of Arts in Creative Media & Technology, with an emphasis in Writing & Design for Musical Theatre, from Berklee NYC, where her culminating project will be a showcase of a new musical she is in the process of writing. Their degree is anticipated Summer 2024, when the showcase will take place.

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