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Riley Thomas is an adopted autistic queer mestizo writer/composer based in NYC. His movie musical "Stuck" starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan, and Ashanti played in theaters nationwide in 2019. He was the composer for the MS Phoenix Rising podcast with Playwrights Horizons. His musicals have accumulated 7 accolades at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) including recognitions for book, music, and lyrics. His short films “Trigger” and “Beast or Raven” have played in festivals all over the world, with each earning at least one Audience Choice or Best Short Film award.

After developing his sound of contemporary musical theatre influenced by pop, rock and jazz, Riley has been compared to Jason Robert Brown, Jeanine Tesori and Stephen Sondheim. A champion of using theatre for evolution, Riley Thomas continues to challenge  audience perspective with stories that are often overlooked in favor of glitz, glamour and fluff.

Riley is Creative Director of Dark Prophet Productions LLC, as well as a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild. His work has been performed all over the world, notably at famous NYC venues such as Lincoln Center, The Pershing Square Signature Center, Playwrights Horizons, Feinstein's/54 Below, the Triad, the Metropolitan Room, the Laurie Beechman and the Duplex.


"Every now and then, the universe succeeds. So, in its sincere and refreshingly scrappy way, does Stuck."

-Eddie Cockrell


Amy Madigan, Gerard Canonico, Arden Cho, Omar Chaparro, Ashanti; Stuck

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