Nick Messitte

Writer / Composer / Lyricist / Engineer / Producer / Sound Designer / Multi-instrumentalist

A compendium of all things Nick Messitte

Nick Messitte is a New York based writer / composer / producer / engineer / musician / weapons grade plutonium smuggler / bad joke enthusiast. 

Currently, Nick Messitte is a contributor for Forbes.com, posting articles focusing on business-oriented music criticism. You can read his weekly output here. 

His credits as a writer of prose include the short story collection Paranoid Stories for Paranoid People (including "Hills and Valleys", winner of the Henry Roth Award for Excellence in Fiction). He is currently finding a home for his novel, Salmon's Run. 

As a composer, some of his credits include Edfringe's 2013 smash hit Get Got (music, lyrics), The Secret Theater's Antigone (score), the upcoming Fire and Ice (for Frozen Feet Theater), and a Song Cycle entitled The Song of Songs (music, lyrics).

He has also lent his talents to scripting arenas, co-writing the book for Get Got as well as numerous television pilots (Captain Greenberg MD, Manahatta, The Minnesotan).

As an engineer, his credits range from theater (Rapunzarella White, Voiceless, Get Got) to indie rock (Bulletproof Stockings, Empire State Express) to Classical (Jean Michel Goury) and Jazz (Learning Curve, Eliot Cardinaux). 

A talent in his own right as a guitarist, pianist, bassist, and drummer, he has performed alongside some great musicians, including pop acts (Josh Groban) respected singer/songwriters (Hawksley Workman), jazz greats (Sam Rivers), and young guns (Devin Grey). 

Nick has also appeared on WNYC discussing his articles.