DENVER CASADO is an award-winning composer, writer and arts educator.
His musicals have been performed in over 12 countries and 30 states. He wrote the music to Life on the Mississippi and Tea with Chachaji, which the New York Times called “…a tender and moving comedy-drama.”
For nearly a decade Denver has worked as an arts educator with New York City’s leading theatre organizations including Disney Theatricals, New York City Center and Young Audiences New York. Denver’s innovative approach to exploring musical theatre with kids has earned him invitations to speak at the national conferences of the American Association of Community Theatre and the American Alliance for Theatre Education.
In 2011 he was honored with the All Stars Projects’ Phyllis Hyman award, in recognition of his important contribution to the growth and development of young people in the NYC community.
Denver is also the founder of Beat by Beat Press, a new online children’s musical theatre publishing company. Beat by Beat Press provides schools and youth theaters fresh, contemporary musicals via an easy-to-use online publishing platform.
Denver is an alumni of the Tony award-winning BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and holds a degree in Music Technology and Composition from New York University.