DENVER CASADO is an award-winning musical theatre composer & lyricist.
His 19 musicals have received over 5,500 productions in 75 countries around the globe. 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.”
Denver is also the founder of Beat by Beat Press, a new children’s musical theatre publishing and licensing company. Beat by Beat Press provides schools and youth theaters fresh, contemporary musicals via an easy-to-use online publishing platform. The website currently attracts over 450,000 visits per month.
For nearly a decade Denver 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 an alumni of the Tony award-winning BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and holds a degree in Music Technology and Composition from New York University.