Born and educated in Valley Stream, N.Y., Brad majored in English at Princeton and won the Freshman English Prize. He was a cast member of Triangle and co-author of Grape Expectations, which won the 1965 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for best college musical.
After briefly attending Harvard Law School, Brad went to Los Angeles to pursue his lifelong passion for music. While there, he wrote a No. 1 country hit and won several Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) songwriting awards. Returning to New York, Brad wrote music for Joseph Papp’s Shakespeare Festival and was lead vocalist for Kenneth Tynan’s legendary Oh! Calcutta!, singing from the band pit and studying Latin during the breaks. His own shows were produced in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston. He wrote a volume of children’s poems, and for many years was a senior editor at Medical Economics magazine.
These are highlights of a career spanning many genres of creative activity. Devoted friends in the Class of 1965 will always remember Brad’s music, his courage in the face of illness, and the subversive originality of his mind.
We extend deep sympathy to his wife, Joan, and his two daughters, Allison and Emily.