Dan Lipton & David Rossmer wrote the score for Monopoly, Hasbro’s Broadway-bound musical (book by Tony nominee Rick Elice), and co-wrote the upcoming musical The Stork Derby with TV legend Janis Hirsch. Their TV show Rated P developed by Kelly Ripa’s production company, sold to ABC Studios; the Off-Broadway stage version available through BROADWAY LICENSING. Their song “They Don’t Let You in the Opera” was written for Tony winner Kelli O'Hara, whose Orlando Philharmonic performance became a viral video sensation on YouTube and Facebook, garnering over 7 million views. The song has been performed at Carnegie Hall, in the Library of Congress and in concert halls all over the world, in a number of languages.. Lipton & Rossmer co-created the long-running hit variety show Don’t Quit Your Night Job, which began at Joe’s Pub and moved to a successful run Off-Broadway. There, they wrote special material for an astounding array of entertainers: Sting, Sutton Foster, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julianna Margulies, to name a few.
Rossmer co-wrote The Other Josh Cohen, nominated for 6 Drama Desk Awards and presented Off-Broadway to rave reviews. He also co-wrote the next chapter in the Griswold franchise, The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, which premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater in 2022 and is now headed for New York. An Audible playwright commissioned by Amazon, his play Alexa, Why Can’t You Love Me, starring Judd Hirsch, is a 5-star hit, and he is currently working on a new musical with Casey Nicholaw.
On Broadway, Lipton was associate conductor of The Band’s Visit and conducted Sting’s run in his own musical The Last Ship. He performs regularly in concert halls across the country with both Kelli O’Hara and Mandy Gonzalez. He scored the Molly Ringwald film All These Small Moments (Orion Classics), was music supervisor for the 2022 US national tour of An Officer and a Gentleman, and is currently working on a new project with Dick Scanlan.