is an actor, composer/lyricist, and writer. He is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Cole Porter Award. His musical podcast “In Strange Woods” hit #1 on Apple’s fiction chart and was a 2022 iHeartRadio Podcast Award nominee for “Best Fiction Podcast.” His stage comedy Free Speech Zone was a Semifinalist for the Austin Film Festival. Other works for the stage include the musicals Passing Through (Goodspeed); Nate the Great (Licensed by TRW); and JoeSchmoe Saves the World (NAMT, ASCAP/Dreamworks Workshop). His award-winning plays Weïrd and A Roz By Any Other Name are both published in “The Best American Short Plays 2007-2008.” He originated the role of Marcus Off-Broadway in Murder for Two and has performed at regional theatres across America. Film/TV appearances include Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, and the Lifetime movie The Assistant. Please visit brettryback.com.