Duane Nelsen is a Chicago-based writer and composer and an alumni writer of the National Alliance for Musical Theater in New York, where Ripper was presented in 2009. Other shows include Dreamers, The Last Charade, Division Street and the new musical comedy, Spa. He began his career as composer-in-residence at off-Broadway’s Equity Library Theater, writing scores for The Comedy of Errors and Deathtrap. For many years, he scored national television spots for the country’s top advertisers, including McDonald’s, Kellogg’s, Disney, and many others. He also writes concert music which has been performed by orchestras here and abroad. He is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild and is currently writing a new musical with award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman.