Dan Lipton & David Rossmer wrote the song “How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?” for Tony Award winners Sutton Foster and Kelli O’Hara, who premiered it at Carnegie with the New York Pops Orchestra in their history-making debut performance as a duo act in November 2023.
Rossmer & Lipton's original futuristic rom-com musical The Perfect Mate premieres at Pittsburgh CLO in February-March 2024. They've also written the score for Monopoly, Hasbro’s Broadway-bound musical (book by Tony nominee Rick Elice) and co-wrote the upcoming historical musical The Stork Derby with TV legend Janis Hirsch. Rated P, their TV show developed by Kelly Ripa’s production company, sold to ABC Studios; the stage version ran Off-Broadway and is available from BROADWAY LICENSING.
Their song “They Don’t Let You in the Opera” was written for 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 with orchestras in concert halls all over the world, in several 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: Huey Lewis, Andrea Martin, 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. With Steve Rosen he co-wrote the next chapter in the Griswold franchise, The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, which premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater and is headed for New York. They are also working on a new musical with Tony-winning director Casey Nicholaw. An Audible playwright commissioned by Amazon, Rossmer wrote the play Alexa, Why Can’t You Love Me? starring Judd Hirsch, a 5-star hit on Audible.
Lipton conducted Sting’s Broadway run in his own musical The Last Ship, as well as The Band’s Visitby David Yazbek. He is an accomplished pianist who 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 US tour of An Officer and a Gentleman, and is working on a new project with Tony nominee Dick Scanlan.