Michael Dean Parsons is an Emmy nominated composer for film and television.
Feature film credits include additional music for the Academy Award Best Picture nominee KING RICHARD, SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY, and CHEVALIER (premiering 2022 TIFF). As lead composer, he scored ONLY, which climbed Netflix US to be the #2 most streamed film in the country during the summer of 2020.
Active in television, he teamed up with Kris Bowers to compose the main title theme for BRIDGERTON, for which they were nominated for a 2021 Primetime Emmy Award. He also contributed additional music to LIGHT & MAGIC, HOSTILE PLANET, MARVEL 616, and RAISING DION. As lead composer, he scored the Supper Club Studios produced Disney+ series SKETCHBOOK and the Lucasfilm documentary OBI-WAN KENOBI: A JEDI’S RETURN.
Outside of traditional media, he recently scored the Dick Wolf and Elliot Wolf produced podcast series DARK WOODS, which reached #1 on the iTunes fiction podcast charts and is currently being adapted by Universal Television.
As a collaborator of nine time Academy Award nominee James Newton Howard, he served as score producer on FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE and the upcoming series WILLOW, contributed synth programming for RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, and was a technical advisor on the Academy Award nominated score for NEWS OF THE WORLD.
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.