Brett Ryback Premieres Songs I Wrote at 54 Below With Lesli Margherita, Melissa van der Schyff and More

Actor, composer and writer Brett Ryback premieres new songs at 54 Below in Songs I Wrote, featuring his work as a composer-lyricist, April 19. Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita and Melissa van der Schyff are among the evening's lineup.

Brett Ryback
Brett Ryback (Photo by Jackson Davis/Jackson Davis Photography)

At the 11 PM concert, Ryback, who currently stars in Off-Broadway's Murder for Two, presents highlights from his eclectic songbook, including the premiere performances of work from his current musical-in-progress, Joe Schmoe Saves the World.

Directed by Brendan Naylor, performers include Margherita ( Matilda), Julia Mattison ( Godspell), Alex Brightman ( Big Fish, Wicked), Janet Krupin ( If/Then, Bring it On), Justin Matthew Sargent ( Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Mary Kate Morrissey ( Hair national tour),  Dakin Matthews ( Rocky), Claybourne Elder ( Bonnie and Clyde), Van der Schyff ( Bonnie and Clyde) and Aaron Albert. 

Ryback wrote the book for the Ryan Scott Oliver-scored musical Darling, which won the Weston Playhouse's New Musical Award and was featured on NBC's "The Apprentice." He won the Tennessee Williams One-Act Competition and was a Finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award. His musical Liberty Inn: The Musical was nominated for two L.A. Ovation Awards (Best Music/Lyrics and Best Book).

54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. There is a $35 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, visit