NEVADA LOZANO is a musical theater composer and lyricist, as well as a professional music director, arranger, orchestrator, and pianist. He has worked with such artistic luminaries as Elvis Costello, Jennifer Nettles, Steven Pasquale, Chilina Kennedy, and Patrick Wilson, and has served in various capacities at the Public Theater, the Signature Theatre, and the Long Wharf Theatre, among many others. Most recently, Nevada served as music assistant for the Tony Award-winning production of Oklahoma! (dir. Daniel Fish) at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway.
Nevada has assisted in the development of several musicals, including A Face in the Crowd (Public Theater, dir. Des McAnuff); The Seat of Our Pants (Public Theater, dir. Leigh Silverman); Wade in the Water (Center Theatre Group, dir. Charlotte Braithwaite); Love is Blind (NY Theatre Barn, dir. Joe Barros); Over My Dead Body (dir. David Eggers); Colorblind (dir. Stanley Wayne Mathis); and Going South (written by Katya Stanislavskaya).
Music directing credits include: Calamity Jane (Musicals Tonight!); Owen and Mzee (Vital Theatre Company); Little Women, Godspell (A.D. Players); Next to Normal, Company, Avenue Q, and Little Shop of Horrors (MJR Theatricals), among many others.
Nevada is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and received their Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in 2018. He was also a finalist for the Jonathan Larson Grant in 2019. He studied composition with Lisa Bielawa, David Liptak, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon at the Eastman School of Music, and later with Arthur Gottschalk and Pierre Jalbert at Rice University. He is based in Brooklyn, NY, and is currently working on several new projects for the theater, including a musical adaption of Ramona, the celebrated 19th-century novel by Helen Hunt Jackson.