Phillip Palmer is the winner of the 2015 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting and the 2017 BMI Jerry Bock Award, as well as a finalist for the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award and the 2020 Jonathan Larson Grant, for My Heart Is the Drum, his first musical (book by Jennie Redling, lyrics by Stacey Luftig). Drum received its world premiere at Village Theatre in 2016, and was developed at the NAMT Festival of New Musicals, the Goodspeed Johnny Mercer Writers Colony, Kent State University, and the BMI Lehman-Engle Musical Theatre Workshop. Phillip is currently working on Amelia and Me (book and lyrics by Stacey Luftig), which has been developed at New York SongSpace and the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. He wrote the music for The Weatherman (book and lyrics by Alisa Klein Hauser, Clear Space Productions, and Network One-Act Festival).
Phillip also writes pop songs, as well as music for film and dance. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.