Joe Carroll

Manhattan Producers Alliance

As a producer, composer, ad executive and serial entrepreneur, Manhattan Producers Alliance founder, Joe Carroll has spent a lifetime innovating and challenging boundaries in music, media and education.

An award-winning composer, songwriter and lyricist, Joe Carroll specializes in music for kids and is Composer/Lyricist for the Emmy nominated Kermit's Swamp Years (Columbia Tristar/Jim Henson: 2002) and Music Director for the TV series Zoom (PBS/WGBH: 1998-2003). He's written and produced hundreds of songs for TV and film including award-winning projects for Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS, Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company, as well as commercial music for Toyota, L'eggs, Wendy's, Helene Curtis, Wrangler, General Mills, Nabisco and Proctor and Gamble. He has won numerous awards including The London International Advertising award and several Clio nominations.

Born into the entertainment business and literally raised in a booking agency, Carroll grew up in the midst of the New York music scene. Surrounded by a Broadway Danny Rose cast of musicians, comedians, singers and entertainers he first performed professionally at age 12.

His career highlights include performing with Zippy the Chimp, a tuxedo-clad chimpanzee whose skills included drinking bourbon and roller-skating, sometimes simultaneously. He was once offered a job to play guitar wearing a pig suit and sing songs about bacon in shopping malls.