Benj Pasek and Justin Paul on the Importance of Mentors #LegendsOfBroadway
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are the Tony/Emmy-nominated songwriting team that have made a splash off and on Broadway with A Christmas Story The Musical, Dogfight, James and The Giant Peach, and Edges.
Pasek & Paul have also written material for Sesame Street, the Disney TV series (Johnny & the Sprites), and Theatreworks USA (Duck for President and If You Give a Pig a Pancake) and season 2 of NBC’s hit series Smash. They have been part of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, and cited as one of Dramatist Magazine’s “50 to Watch.”
In the featured clip, they explain to us the impact that mentors have had on their work, such as Stephen Schwartz on Edges, and to not be afraid to reach out to those already in the business. Learn more by watching below!