Michael Dean Parsons is a composer for media and the concert stage.
Most recently, he scored ONLY, starring Freida Pinto and Tony-winner Leslie Odom Jr, which made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and during the summer of 2020 climbed Netflix US to be the #2 most-streamed film in the country. Film Music Magazine wrote “in a world increasingly in need of tenderness as it deals with growing madness, the elegiac quality of ONLY strikes a powerfully tragic, yet entrancingly melodic chord. “
He has composed additional music for the massively popular Netflix/Shondaland series Bridgerton, the Emmy nominated score for National Geographic’s Hostile Planet, the Dreamworks animated short film Bilby, and the Disney+ series Marvel 616. He contributed synth/score programming on It: Chapter Two, and the upcoming Disney animated film Raya and the Last Dragon.
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 8-time Oscar nominated as well as Emmy and Grammy winning composer James Newton Howard.