Michael Mahler is the Chicago-based composer/lyricist of Hero; Knute Rockne: All-American; Painted Alice; How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back? and others. His songs have been featured in concerts and showcases across the globe, including the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival of New Musicals, the MAC/ASCAP Songwriter Showcase, and an evening at the Kennedy Center. He is currently writing English lyrics for the premiere translated production of Boublil and Schönberg’s La Révolution Française at Northwestern University. His lyrics are also featured on Russell Watson’s new album, Only One Man. Michael is the recipient of the Joseph Jefferson award for best new work, and married to actress Dara Cameron.