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Noel Katz

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Noel Katz

Noel Katz is an American composer and lyricist. He is best known for Such Good Friends, an original musical comedy presented at the fourth annual New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2007,[1][2] where it won five awards, including Talkin’ Broadway’s Citation as the season’s best musical.[3] It tells the story of three old friends working together in the early years of live television who are forced to name names before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and the consequences of the different choices each character makes. The NYMF presentation of Such Good Friends featured Tony nominees Liz Larsen and Brad Oscar.

Katz composed Our Wedding, The Musical, a musical written for his own actual wedding, which was featured in The New York Times[4] in 2003.

Katz is also a specialist in theatrical improvisation.[citation needed] He has taught at Artistic New Directions’ Summer Improv Retreat and currently teaches at The People’s Improv Theatre. He has composed scores for a variety of Second City (NY) improv-based revues, including We Built This City on Rent Control, A Time For Heroes and Hoagies, and Generation F’d. He has also taught song improvisation at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Circle in the Square and the National Dance Institute.[citation needed]


  • Through the Wardrobe
  • Murder at the Savoy
  • The Heavenly Theatre (composer)
  • The New U.
  • On the Brink
  • Not a Lion
  • The Christmas Bride
  • The Company of Women
  • Spilt Milk
  • The Pirate Captains
  • The Making of "Larry: The Musical"
  • The Love Contract
  • Area 51
  • Our Wedding
  • Couplets (composer)
  • Such Good Friends
  • Learning Curve, a short musical film created as part of Ripfest #11 (lyricist/screenwriter)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Wayback Machine. "Such Good Friends". Recipient of a 2007 Anna Sosenko Trust Grant. Book, Music and Lyrics by Noel Katz.
  2. ^ NYMF 2007 Show Listings Archived 2009-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Talkin Broadway 2007 Awards
  4. ^ Barron, James (October 19, 2003). "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS: VOWS; Joy Dewing and Noel Katz". The New York Times. Retrieved July 12, 2023.