Pasek and Paul Musicals – A Full List

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are an extremely successful contemporary songwriting duo who have together created one musical theatre hit after another. And for your convenience, here’s our list of all of the exciting Pasek and Paul musicals (both screen and stage), sorted chronologically.

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Musicals by Pasek and Paul

Edges (2005)

Music/Lyrics/Book: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Edges was the first collaboration between Pasek and Paul. They worked on this song cycle together while they were musical theatre undergrads at the University of Michigan.

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A Christmas Story (2009)

Music/Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul  Book: Joseph Robinette

In 2009, Pasek and Paul worked with Joseph Robinette on a stage musical adaptation of the popular film, A Christmas Story. It premiered on Broadway in 2012, and was nominated for multiple awards.

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James and the Giant Peach (2010)

Music: Justin Paul  Lyrics: Benj Pasek  Book: Timothy Allen McDonald

In 2010, Pasek and Paul wrote the music for the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, which is now popular in youth/regional theatre productions.

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Dogfight (2012)

Music/Lyrics: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul  Book: Peter Duchan

In 2011, Pasek and Paul worked with Peter Duchan on an adaptation of Nancy Savoca’s film Dogfight. This musical played both Off-Broadway and Off-West End in 2012 and 2014.

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Dear Evan Hansen (2015)

Music: Justin Paul  Lyrics: Benj Pasek  Book: Steven Levenson

Dear Evan Hansen premiered on Broadway in 2016, and was a massive success! It was nominated for nine Tony Awards and won six of them – including best musical.

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La La Land (2016)

Music: Justin Hurwitz  Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul  Script: Damien Chazelle

Pasek and Paul wrote the lyrics for La La Land, a musical film that was released in 2016. With 14 Academy Award nominations and 6 wins, it was another enormous success.

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The Greatest Showman (2017)

Music/Lyrics: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, John Debney, Joseph Trapanese

In 2017, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote nine original songs for the musical film The Greatest Showman – one of which one a Golden Globe Award for “Best Original Song”.

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Songs by Pasek and Paul

“Get Back Up Again” – Trolls (2016 film)   Sheet Music | Listen

“Runnin’ Home to You” – The Flash (TV series)   Sheet Music | Listen

“Speechless” – Aladdin (lyrics for the 2019 film)   Sheet Music | Listen

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Which of these musicals by Pasek and Paul is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of these Pasek and Paul musicals? Feel free to share in the comments! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!

Stacy Karyn, author of Pasek and Paul Musicals.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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