About Ron

Ron Kaehler is a playwright, lyricist, and composer living in New York City.

His current projects are Under the Overture, an operatic farce for which he adapted the music of Rossini, and Poor Players, a darkly comic supernatural thriller that revels in all things eerie about Macbeth. He is the librettist and co-lyricist (with composer Albert Evans) of A Country Christmas Carol (Dramatic Publishing), a country music reimagining of the Dickens classic set in 1950s rural America. The original production was commissioned and directed by James Rocco for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and subsequently presented in New York in the National Music Theatre Network's "MainStreet Musicals" series, where it won the Directors' Choice Award.

The team of Evans & Kaehler also wrote six editions of The Story Salad Shows (New York, David M. Conte and G. Wayne Hoffman, producers). These musicals for children toured the country under the auspices of Theatreworks USA and were based on the popular “Amelia Bedelia” books by Peggy and Herman Parrish, as well as books by Maurice Sendak, Kevin Henkes, and Bernard Weber, among others. Ron and Albert also created the touring children’s musical I Feel Great! (Sweet Youth Productions, Boston) which extolled the virtues of nutrition and exercise for the K-5 set. They also collaborated on the title song for the Off-Broadway play Beat: A Subway Cop’s Comedy by John DiResta. 

Ron has written songs and specialty material for noted Broadway performers (Bryan Batt, David Garrison, Eddie Korbich, Alix Korey, Marin Mazzie, Jessica Molaskey, and Mary Testa, among others) and theatrical events (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefits and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society's Mr. Abbott Awards). His songs have been published (Midder Music) and recorded (Twisted Turtle TinselThe Best of In Celebration of Life). In addition to Albert Evans, Ron has collaborated with David Friedman, Anne Bryant & Ellen Bernfeld, Steve Silverstein, and Jeremy Franklin Goodman.

Ron served as Executive Story Editor and contributing writer for the children's television series Van-Pires (Abrams/Gentile Entertainment), which was one of the earliest live action/animated series to utilize CGI technol.ogy. The show was rated No. 1 in its time slot in various domestic and international markets.
 
In addition to his theatrical works, Ron has edited many academic books, including David Kaplan’s acclaimed textbook series Five Approaches to Acting (Hansen Publishing Group).

He is a member of The Dramatists Guild, New Play Exchange, and ASCAP.