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Music & Words

Gaby Alter is a songwriter and composer for stage, film and other media. He is a Jonathan Larson grant recipient, winner of an ASCAP Plus Award in musical theater and Best Score Awards from both the San Diego and San Francisco Theater Critics' Circles, and an ASCAP Composer's Spotlight for his film work. He performs his own music under the name Yes Gabriel.


Gaby's musicals include NOBODY LOVES YOU, written with Tony Award-winning playwright Itamar Moses (THE BAND'S VISIT) which will be produced at ACT San Francisco in 2025. He wrote the song "The Frigate That Flies" sung by Tom Hiddleston for the Disney animated feature "Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy". Other works include BAND GEEKS, published by Music Theatre International, which features the popular audition song 'Lost In The Brass', and songs for STARS OF DAVID (DR2 Theater, National Tour) alongside Jeanine Tesori, Marvin Hamlisch, Tom Kitt, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.



Gaby has written film scores that  have premiered at South by Southwest and the LA Film Festival, and for PBS, MTV and independent films. His musicals have been performed on three continents and continue to be produced regularly throughout the United States. He has co-written 7 albums with rapper MC Frontalot which have over 2 million views on YouTube and 4 million streams on Spotify.

Current projects include THIS SHOW IS MONEY with Crystal Skillman, developed at The Civilians R&D Group, and RADIO 930, with Josh Billig, about a pirate rock and roll radio station in East Berlin.

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