Russ Kaplan is one of the creators of In Transit, the first a cappella musical ever to run on Broadway (Circle in the Square Theatre, 2016). In Transit’s 2010 off-Broadway production at Primary Stages received 11 nominations for Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards. His other work with lyricist Sara Wordsworth includes Dear Albert Einstein (New York City Children's Theater; Off Broadway Alliance nominee), the comedic one-act collection Shortstack (York Theatre’s 4@15 series), the rock musical Minnesota and songs for the play High School Confidential (Dramatic Publishing). He has composed instrumental music for West Moon Street (Prospect Theatre) and projects by the dance-theatre company Third Rail Projects. His debut album as a jazz composer/keyboardist, The Ulysses Cycle, is a 20-song suite based on The Odyssey and is currently available from Ropeadope Records. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and holds a B.F.A. in directing from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, daughter and cat.