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Jeanine Tesori

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Composer
 
[London, 2018]
Playwright
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Producer
 
[New York, 2016]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Music
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2000]
Vocal/Incidental Arrangements
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Associate Producer
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Dance Music Arranger

Writing

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Photos

Jeanine Tesori Photo

Jeanine Tesori

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Date:
07/26/2022
Jeanine Tesori Photo

Jeanine Tesori

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Date:
07/26/2022
Lucy Moss, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jeanine Tesori, Antoinette Nwandu, Christina Anders Photo

Lucy Moss, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jeanine Tesori, Antoinette Nwandu, Christina Anderson, Masi Asare, Lynn Nottage

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06/09/2022
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Alison Saar, Masi Asare, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Christina Anderson, Jeanine Tesori, Lynne Nottage, Lucy Moss, Antoinette Nwandu, Taye Hansberry, LaChanze

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Date:
06/09/2022
Masi Asare, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Christina Anderson, Jeanine Tesori, Lynne Nottage, Photo

Masi Asare, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Christina Anderson, Jeanine Tesori, Lynne Nottage, Lucy Moss, Antoinette Nwandu, LaChanze

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06/09/2022

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Composer

[London, 2018]
Playwright

[Broadway, 2017]
Producer

[New York, 2016]
Producer

[Broadway, 2015]
Music

[Broadway, 2010]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Composer

[Broadway, 2002]
Vocal Music Arranger

[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2000]
Vocal/Incidental Arrangements

[Broadway, 1999]
Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1998]
Dance Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1997]
Dance Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Associate Producer

[Broadway, 1995]
Dance Music Arranger

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Jeanine Tesori Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Music
Jeanine Tesori, Kimberly Akimbo
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Score
Jeanine Tesori, Kimberly Akimbo
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Music
Jeanine Tesori, Soft Power
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding New Score Gold Star
Jeanine Tesori, Soft Power
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee Gold Star
Jeanine Tesori
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Jeanine Tesori, Fun Home
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Music
Jeanine Tesori, Fun Home
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2014 - Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Jeanine Tesori, Fun Home
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Jeanine Tesori, Shrek The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Music
Jeanine Tesori, Shrek the Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Jeanine Tesori, Caroline, or Change
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Special Citations Gold Star
Jeanine Tesori, Caroline, or Change
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best New Musical
Jeanine Tesori, Thoroughly Modern Millie
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Jeanine Tesori, Caroline, or Change
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Jeanine Tesori, Thoroughly Modern Millie
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Jeanine Tesori, Twelfth Night
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Music
Jeanine Tesori, Violet
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Musical Gold Star
Jeanine Tesori, Violet
 
Obie Awards - 1997 - Special Citations music for Violet Gold Star
Jeanine Tesori
 
Richard Rodgers Award - 1997 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award Gold Star
Jeanine Tesori

Jeanine Tesori News

Review: FUN HOME at Copley Theatre Photo Review: FUN HOME at Copley Theatre
by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - Aug 13, 2022

The third production at the Copley Theatre in Aurora is the 3 time Tony winning musical (2015 Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score) Fun Home. It was adapted from the 2006 memoir of Alison Bechdel. It is the story of Alison's journey discovering her own sexuality and her relationship with her closeted gay father Bruce as she tries to discover the truth about his mysterious life.

AVENUE Q, THE PRODUCERS and More Announced for Music Theater Works 2023 Season Photo AVENUE Q, THE PRODUCERS and More Announced for Music Theater Works 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2022

Music Theater Works, currently presenting the regional premiere of Zorro: The Musical through August 21, is proud to announce its 2023 season of productions at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd.

Review: SAPAC Opens New Season With FUN HOME Photo Review: SAPAC Opens New Season With FUN HOME
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Aug 9, 2022

Here lies a critical distinction between Middle Alison and Bruce. In spite of the initial tumult around her sexual revelation, she revels in her transparent admission, only to discover that her father has been harboring secrets as a homosexual. His enduring shame from illicit affairs, coupled with his inability to accept the pain caused by his gradual unmooring of ethics (sleeping with hired help and seducing underage students) leads him to a tragic decision to end his own life.

What's Coming to Broadway in Fall 2022? Photo What's Coming to Broadway in Fall 2022?
by Team BWW - Aug 6, 2022

A new Broadway season has officially begun! Two Broadway shows (Into the Woods and The Kite Runner) have already kicked off the 2022/23 theatre season this summer and a whole lot more are on the way. As the weather starts to cool, get ready for 15 (and counting) new productions, which will take their first Broadway bows this autumn. What are the best shows on Broadway this fall...?

Black Theatre United Announces Digital Unconscious Bias Training Program Photo Black Theatre United Announces Digital Unconscious Bias Training Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Black Theatre United has engaged Christina Alexander of Alexander Consulting Group to create a digital Unconscious Bias and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (EDIAB) training program for use by the entire theatrical industry.

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jac Photo Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jackson, Danielle Brooks and More
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the cast are Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan. Rounding out the company are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell and Kim Sullivan.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Dramatists Guild Awards Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Dramatists Guild Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 26, 2022

The Dramatists Guild celebrated their 2022 Awards, honoring winners of the 2021 and 2022 seasons. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!

Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa to Lead New York Premiere of Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael Photo Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa to Lead New York Premiere of Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael John LaChiusa's LOS OTROS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

The New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant), will star Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa.

Watch: The Broadway Sinfonietta & Solea Pfeiffer Perform 'You're Gonna Hear From Me' Photo Watch: The Broadway Sinfonietta & Solea Pfeiffer Perform 'You're Gonna Hear From Me'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2022

The Broadway Sinfonietta and Sony Masterworks Broadway have released a new single, “You’re Gonna Hear From Me,” performed by Solea Pfeiffer, available now on all digital service providers. Watch them perform perform it in the recording studio here!

World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atla Photo World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atlantic Theater Company 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced productions for its 2022-2023 season. Atlantic’s 2022-2023 season will include the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, with a book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens, music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel, directed by Tony Award nominee Neil Pepe and more.

Jeanine Tesori Videos

Watch: The Broadway Sinfonietta & Solea Pfeiffer Perform 'You're Gonna Hear From Me' VideoWatch: The Broadway Sinfonietta & Solea Pfeiffer Perform 'You're Gonna Hear From Me'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2022

The Broadway Sinfonietta and Sony Masterworks Broadway have released a new single, “You’re Gonna Hear From Me,” performed by Solea Pfeiffer, available now on all digital service providers. Watch them perform perform it in the recording studio here!

VIDEO: Rachel Zegler Sings PHANTOM, FUNNY GIRL & More For 'Song Association' VideoVIDEO: Rachel Zegler Sings PHANTOM, FUNNY GIRL & More For 'Song Association'
by Michael Major - Apr 22, 2022

Rachel Zegler put her musical knowledge to the test while playing a game of Song Association with ELLE Magazine, including tracks from Chicago, Wicked, Waitress, Great Showman, Shrek, Funny Girl, Rent, West Side Story, and more. Plus, see how Andrew Lloyd Webber responded to her rendition of songs from Phantom and Cats!

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT
by Michael Major - Apr 7, 2022

On a new episode of Stephen Colbert's 'Dream Role Goals,' Sutton Foster revealed her musical theatre dream roles. Foster discusses which Broadway roles she'd like to take one, including parts in Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, and Funny Girl.

VIDEO: Maestra's Georgia Stitt Previews What's in Store for AMPLIFY 2022 VideoVIDEO: Maestra's Georgia Stitt Previews What's in Store for AMPLIFY 2022
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2022

Bringing together Maestra friends and supporters from around the world, Amplify 2022 presented by American Express, will take place both in-person and virtually to raise money and highlight Maestra's programs which provide support, visibility, and community for the women and nonbinary music makers in the theater industry. Watch as Maestra founder and President Georgia Stitt tells us all about the latest Maestra updates and shares what's in store for the big night!

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN, Hugh Jackman, and More on THE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN, Hugh Jackman, and More on THE LATE SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster returned to The Late Show last night to share stories about working with her The Music Man co-star Hugh Jackman, and to give Stephen Colbert something special she made by hand in her dressing room.

VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell VideoVIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2022

A Costume Featurette from Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winning costume designer, Paul Tazewell, has been released.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE in the Recording Studio VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE in the Recording Studio
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company has released the studio recording of Caroline, or Change (The New Broadway Cast Recording) from Broadway Records/Roundabout Records, with the physical release date set for January 14, 2022. 

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks Audra McDonald & WEST SIDE STORY on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks Audra McDonald & WEST SIDE STORY on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Michael Major - Dec 20, 2021

Ariana DeBose appeared on the Late Late Show With James Corden to discuss her Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award-nominated performance in West Side Story. In the interview, DeBose discusses Audra McDonald stopping her in the airport after finding out about her award nominations. Watch the segment, also featuring RuPaul, now!

VIDEO: Steven Spielberg Talks Mike Faist as Riff In WEST SIDE STORY VideoVIDEO: Steven Spielberg Talks Mike Faist as Riff In WEST SIDE STORY
by Michael Major - Dec 13, 2021

Steven Spielberg spoke on casting Mike First as Riff in this new adaption of West Side Story in the new 'Steven on Mike' featurette. The film also stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, David Alvarez, Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno, Brian D'Arcy James, and more.

VIDEO: Watch the 'Celebrate Tonight' WEST SIDE STORY Teaser VideoVIDEO: Watch the 'Celebrate Tonight' WEST SIDE STORY Teaser
by Michael Major - Dec 10, 2021

A new teaser for West Side Story has been released! The 'Celebrate Tonight' trailer features new footage of Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, Josh Andrés Rivera, and David Alvarez in the new film. Watch the new teaser now!


Jeanine Tesori Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jeanine Tesori written?
Jeanine Tesori has written 6 shows including Don Juan de Marco (Composer), Violet (Composer), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Composer), Caroline, or Change (Composer), Fun Home (Composer), Shrek the Musical (Composer).

What awards has Jeanine Tesori been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Kimberly Akimbo , Outstanding Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kimberly Akimbo , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Soft Power , Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Soft Power , Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels) , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Fun Home , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Fun Home , Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Fun Home , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Shrek The Musical , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Shrek the Musical , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Caroline, or Change , Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Caroline, or Change , Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Caroline, or Change , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Twelfth Night , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Violet , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Violet Special Citations music for Violet (Obie Awards) and Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award) .

What awards has Jeanine Tesori won?
Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Soft Power, Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels), Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Fun Home, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Caroline, or Change, Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Caroline, or Change, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Violet Special Citations music for Violet (Obie Awards)and Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award).