Alumni of the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, Rockwell & Rose have been creating musical theater together for years. They are the songwriting team behind the beautiful A Little Princess, the bright and jazzy History Mystery and the creative team who brought the laugh-filled and zany Don't Touch That Dial to New York audiences.
Eric is a musician, dramatist, and award-winning composer of several critically-acclaimed musicals. His work has been produced off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally.
A 2004 Drama Desk nominee for best music, Eric composed the score and co-wrote the book to The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!) which, after two years of performances in New York, went on to have success on London’s West End.
Mr. Rockwell has composed the scores to several musicals for children, including Golly Gee Whiz, a loving satire of the Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie musicals of the thirties, and Up To You, a semi-autobiographical musical that shines a spotlight on bullying; both of these shows were honored with a National Youth Theatre award for outstanding original musical. Other scores created for young audiences at TADA! in New York City include The Trials of Alice in Wonderland, The History Mystery, Princess Phooey, and the book and songs contributed to Everything About School (almost). ericrockwell.com
Margaret is an alumna of the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, where she and Eric developed their score for A Little Princess. Her lyrics have been heard in several TADA! shows (The History Mystery, The Prop Shop, Super Holiday World, Everything About Camp, and more), and have been performed at the White House.
Margaret directed New York City productions of classic American musicals, including Oklahoma!, Carousel, The Most Happy Fella, The Music Man, The Pajama Game, and The Apple Tree.
With Eric, Margaret wrote and directed The Prop Shop for TADA! in NYC, several musical revues for the Timbers Dinner Theater in Pennsylvania, and the off-Off Broadway comic delight, Don’t Touch That Dial (MAC Award Nominee).
Margaret, a member of the Dramatists Guild, writes "Rose Petals," a blog about musical theater (writing it, directing it, and loving it) at bymargaretrose.com.
A LITTLE PRINCESS production photos by Barry Wisdom
Rockwell & Rose Headshots by Charr Crail