Natalie Elder is a bi-coastal songwriter, playwright, and performer.
Natalie’s writing, like their soul, is quirky, queer, eclectic, and playful. Their songs have been heard in theaters and venues across the country, including Barrington Stage Company, The Duplex, Green Room 42, Two River Theater, and more. With collaborator John Brooks, they were selected to participate in the 2018 New Voices Project at New Musicals, Inc. in Los Angeles.
Recently, their show #adulting: a millennial opera, premiered off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre as part of Write Act Rep's inaugural Popsical Festival, and has since been produced by Lowbrow Opera Collective in Seattle.
Natalie is a triple-threat teacher with experience directing, music directing, and choreographing, as well as instructing voice, acting, and dance. They’ve taught for companies like Musical Theatre West, McCoy Rigby Conservatory for the Arts, and NIA Community Services Network, and have brought quality performing arts education to students from ages 3-18.
They currently live in New York City with partner Stefan Melnyk, their child Elliott, and their dog Rye.