Conor Hanney

Conor is a writer-lyricist-composer for actors with cognitive disabilities.

He was a writer-lyricist-composer on Netflix’s PRINCE OF PEORIA, Creative Executive at DreamWorks Animation, writer on Disney XD’s GAMER’S GUIDE, and is currently a writer-lyricist-composer on Netflix’s new THE HEALING POWERS OF DUDE, whose lead characters have social anxiety disorder and spina bifida.

Live theater credits include: DIVORCE: THE HIP-HOP MUSICAL (1 award, 4 other nominations at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival), STRANGER THINGS: THE MUSICAL TRIBUTE (sold-out run at El Cid), and BEST BUDDIES: THE HIP-HOP MUSICAL (3 awards, 1 other nomination at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival). He is producing 9 shows for the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival, including RIDE OR DIE: THE HIP-HOP MUSICAL, the first ever ensemble show to have a majority cast of actors with cognitive disabilities at Fringe.

Born in New York, raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and schooled at Notre Dame in Indiana, Conor has worked with the mentally handicapped community for over a decade, coaching a special needs Buddy Baseball team in Beverly Hills, teaching improv to the Born to Act Players, a theater company for adult actors with disabilities in North Hollywood, and directing a team of improvisers with Down syndrome at Second City Hollywood.

Conor is repped by Zach Cox at Circle of Confusion and Sheryl Petersen at APA for TV/Feature Lit in LA and Beth Blickers at APA for Theater Lit in NY.

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