Zimmerman To Be Honored

Jay Alan Zimmerman

Jay Alan Zimmerman (submitted photo)

One of three living “Legacy of Excellence” award recipients in The Alley, Jay Zimmerman, will be honored in a ceremony at 5:30 in The Alley on July 6. The Public is invited to attend!

OSKALOOSA: Jay Alan Zimmerman, born and raised in Oskaloosa, is known as “Broadway’s Beethoven.” He is a deaf composer, author, speaker, performer, and visual music artist who uses live performance, robotics, and accessibility tech to create unique experiences. He and his works have been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Playbill, Broadway World, Voice Of America, and NPR/WNYC/BBC Radio, and his music has been heard throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including the Paris Pompidou, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Off-Broadway, and Lincoln Center.

Musicals include JAY ALAN ZIMMERMAN’S INCREDIBLY DEAF MUSICAL seen at the Duke On 42nd Street and Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, A ROYAL SOAP OPERA at The Clurman (Prospect Theatre Lab), SMOKIN! (Duplex), and MY CAFÉ CINDERELLA (Arts & Artists). Visual music installations include WINDOW MUSIC at the NY Academy of Medicine, ART/SONG at chashama Times Square, a multimedia symphony for the LEMUR musical robots, and a concert combining live singers with the EMMI musical robot collective at Spotify for his new transhuman musical, ROBOTICUS. Dance projects include his award-winning scores for “Do Not Call It Fixity”, “Pothead”, and “The Last Leaf” plus many aerial works including “The Sunlight Zone.”

Behind the scenes, Jay was instrumental in bringing wireless captioning to Broadway and Lincoln Center, and helped create conceptual master planning for the World Trade Center memorial and redevelopment, for which he and his team received an A.I.A. Award. He’s a creative consultant for major tech companies and is currently developing a visual music curriculum for the D/deaf in collaboration with a team at Teacher’s College/Columbia University. This fall, Fault Line Theatre Company will debut his first play, COMFORT PET, a comedy of ability.



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