Michael Dean Parsons is a composer for media and the concert stage.
Most recently, he was nominated for a 2021 Primetime EMMY Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music alongside co-composer Kris Bowers for the massively popular Netflix/Shondaland series BRIDGERTON.
He has composed additional music for SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY, the upcoming film KING RICHARD, National Geographic’s HOSTILE PLANET, the Disney+ series MARVEL 616, and the Dreamworks animated short film BILBY. He also contributed synth/score programming to RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON and IT: CHAPTER TWO. Other noteworthy music team credits include NEWS OF THE WORLD, THE INVISIBLE MAN, and SHAZAM!
Recent works include the score to ONLY, starring Tony-winner Leslie Odom Jr and Freida Pinto, which made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 and during the summer of 2020 climbed Netflix US to be the #2 most-streamed film in the country, HOW TO BE ALONE starring Maika Monroe/Joe Keery (2019 SXSW), and SOULS OF TOTALITY starring Tatiana Maslany/Tom Cullen.
As a composer of contemporary classical music, his works have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Virtuoso Singers, at venues including David Geffen Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.
Parsons is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Christopher Rouse. He currently works for 9-time Oscar nominated as well as Emmy and Grammy winning composer James Newton Howard.