Jeffrey Scharf

Composer Librettist Playwright Lyricist

Jeffrey Scharf is a playwright, bookwriter, lyricist, songwriter and screenwriter.  Produced musicals include “David Copperfield, The New Musical” which had a sold-out run at the Jewel Theatre in Santa Cruz, CA and “Reunions” (music by Jimmy Calire) produced in Ojai, CA.  His holiday show “The Three Tales (Gifts) of Christmas” was commissioned and produced by the Elite Theatre Company.  He has written book, music and lyrics for “Who’s Got Me?” which was excerpted at Musical Café’ and was chosen as Mountain Community Theatre’s 2019 New Works production.  His “Banana Slugs Fight Song” is heard in the movie “The Baxter.”  Other works include book and lyrics for “Houdini Among the Spirits”, the movie script “The Accidental Comedian” and the ten-minute plays “Postcards from the Ledge” and “M-Urgency Room.” 

He is a co-writer of “Life in the Slow Lane” recorded by Roberta Donnay and “I Don’t Want to Know” recorded by Spencer Day.  Non-theatrical writings include a long-running career as newspaper columnist for the Santa Cruz Sentinel.