Jeremy Berdin is a theatre artist based in Seattle, Washington. He attended the National Musical Theater Institute at the O’Neill Theater Center in Fall 2018 and earned his BFA in Musical Theatre from Drake University in the Spring of 2020.
Jeremy has performed in many productions as an actor throughout his life, but spent much of his free time playing piano and learning how to transcribe music. He caught the songwriting bug at the O’Neill and has spent his time since building up his tool set for writing music. For his senior capstone at Drake, Jeremy put up his original musical, “Buried Deep,” composing the music and writing the lyrics and book. In the time since, he’s continued writing standalone pieces and contributing works for virtual cabarets.
Jeremy’s writing is largely piano-centric, using interesting rhythms and harmonies when given the freedom. Likewise, he likes to have fun with internal rhymes within his lyrics when he can. Most importantly, however, Jeremy strives to incorporate his training as an actor into the music that he writes. He sees his writing through the lens of active objectives and makes sure that his writings are in service of character.
Outside of his performance and writing, Jeremy likes to practice his skills in transcribing music in digital formats. He works quickly and efficiently in digital environments, and excels at learning the ropes of new systems.
- Seattle/Pacific NW
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Music Assistant
- Music Copyist
- Music Transcriber
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
My Primary Instrument
- Guitar - acoustic