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Benj Pasek

Benj Pasek is an American composer and lyricist, best known for his work with Justin Paul as songwriting duo Pasek and Paul, a composing team for musical theatre, films, and television. Their works include A Christmas Story , Dogfight , Edges , Dear Evan Hansen , and James and the Giant Peach . Their original songs have been featured on NBC's Smash , and in the film La La Land , for which they won both the Golden Globe and Academy Awards for Best Original Song for the song 'City of Stars'.