Chandra McClelland

Lyricist Librettist

Chandra McClelland is a Brooklyn-based bookwriter-lyricist. Her work has been performed as part of Artemis Theatrical’s Hear Us Roar cabaret, American Opera Projects’ “Park & Bark,” Musical Theatre Factory’s 4×15 series, the University Of Georgia’s Next Act season, and the Badlands Opera Project’s inaugural season.  Current projects include The First Year, a full-length musical written with composer May-Elise Martinsen; Isabel, a full-length opera with music by Nathan Thatcher; The Girl in Gray, a song cycle for soprano, viola, and piano with music by Joseph Sowa; and East of the Sun, West of the Moon, a 90-minute TFYA show with music by Tek Goo Kang.  Chandra has an MFA from NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, an M.A. in Musical Theatre Criticism from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and a B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College.