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Songs From My Holiday Closet returns to Mary's Attic on 12/17/18!
Our First Christmas from ALL THAT HE WAS - performed by the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles

 

Larry Todd (Johnson) Cousineau

This website is dedicated to my not-often-lucrative-but-always-fulfilling career. Thanks for coming to visit. Most recently you've probably seen me in the Chicago area with shows featuring my lyrics such as Songs from My Closet and Songs from My Holiday Closet at venues including Uptown Underground, Mary's Attic and The Chicago Fringe Festival.

Coming up soon for me is FLIES! THE MUSICAL!, opening May 11 at Pride Arts Center, for which I wrote the book and lyrics. 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

Some career highlights:

As a Line Producer for Disney, I managed the development and production for animated series and video release projects including My Friends Tigger and Pooh, Yin Yang Yo!, American Dragon, House of Mouse and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. I also worked as a freelance writer on animated series, including Yin Yang Yo!, The Care Bears (2009), and Angela Anaconda.

I am also an experienced bookwriter/lyricist for musical theatre. My master’s thesis, a musical drama called All That He Was (with composer Cindy O'Connor), won the Kennedy Center National Student Playwrighting Award and the KC/ACTF Musical Theater Award.  In February 2010, I attended a new student production of All That He Was at the Tisch School of the Arts in NYC. 

My historical-fiction musical, The Last Princess, with composer Alan Hong, was featured in the Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles.

40 is the New 15, with composer Cindy O'Connor, had a six-week run in 2009 at the Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood, CA, and again in 2010 at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA. It was a critical and commercial success, nominated for a 2010 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre, and chosen by Stephen Schwartz for the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop in Burbank in 2010.  

Now and Then a Hero, with composer Jake Anthony, had a successful reading at the Montana Rep. Colony in Missoula. A staged reading took place in 2015 at Cal State Northridge under director Kari Hayter, and we hope for more to come.

The newest draft of Mercy: Variations with composer Mike O'Mara was given a staged reading produced by Kokandy Productions at Theatre Wit in 2015. Previous readings took place in Los Angeles and Chicago.

My songs, including "Season of Family", "Our First Christmas", "Really, Santa?", "Twisted Love for Christmas", "Like Any Other Man", and "Even Gayer at Christmas" have been featured in concerts by the Gay Men's Choruses of Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.