Jeremy Berdin is a theatre artist based in Seattle, Washington. He’s a rising musical composer while working in admin roles at Seattle Rep. 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 began his songwriting journey 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 original musicals and standalone pieces for an online audience.
Jeremy’s writing is largely piano-centric, using interesting rhythms and harmonies to create expressive music. Likewise, he likes to have fun with internal rhymes within his lyrics when he can. He strives to write songs and characters that inspire existential hope in an oppressive world. Jeremy aspires to craft stories that empowers audiences to show kindness, advocate positive change, and forge meaning within the scope of their lives.
Outside of his performance and writing, Jeremy likes to practice his skills in transcribing music. He works quickly and efficiently in digital environments, and excels at learning the ropes of new systems. He is always looking for opportunities to lend his transcription skills to rehearsal rooms and new works.
- Seattle/Pacific NW
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Lyricist
- Music Assistant
- Music Copyist
- Music Transcriber
- Home Studio Whiz
My Primary Instrument
- Guitar - acoustic