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Kirsten Childs

 

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1986
Helene (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Vocal Arrangements
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Adaptation

Writing

Adaptation
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Songs
Book, Music, and Lyrics
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist

Photos

Kirsten Childs, Matthew Sklar Photo

Kirsten Childs, Matthew Sklar

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Date:
07/30/2019
Carol Hall, Lynn Ahrens and Kirsten Childs  attends the Dramatists Guild Fund Music H Photo

Carol Hall, Lynn Ahrens and Kirsten Childs attends the Dramatists Guild Fund Music Hall and Office warming party at their new home on April 17, 2015 in New York City.

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Date:
10/15/2018
Lynn Ahrens, Kirsten Childs and Carol Hall attend the Dramatists Guild Fund Music Hal Photo

Lynn Ahrens, Kirsten Childs and Carol Hall attend the Dramatists Guild Fund Music Hall and Office warming party at their new home on April 17, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
10/15/2018
Carol Hall, Lynn Ahrens and Kirsten Childs  attends the Dramatists Guild Fund Music H Photo

Carol Hall, Lynn Ahrens and Kirsten Childs attends the Dramatists Guild Fund Music Hall and Office warming party at their new home on April 17, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
10/15/2018
Kirsten Childs, James Lapine, Victoria Bailey Photo

Kirsten Childs, James Lapine, Victoria Bailey

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Date:
06/19/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1986
Helene (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Performer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Vocal Arrangements

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Adaptation

Writing
Adaptation
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Songs
Book, Music, and Lyrics
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist

Kirsten Childs Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Voice Judges Gold Star
Kirsten Childs
 
Obie Awards - 2001 - Music and Lyrics Gold Star
Kirsten Childs, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Kirsten Childs, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Kirsten Childs, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Kirsten Childs, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
 
- 1999 - Most promising musical theatre lyricist Gold Star
Kirsten Childs

Kirsten Childs News

The Acting Company Announces Casting For its 2022-23 Season Photo The Acting Company Announces Casting For its 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022

The Acting Company's Artistic Director Kent Gash and Managing Director Erik Schroeder have announced casting for the national tours of The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet launching in New York City and playing over 27 engagements in 16 states.

THE 3 MUSKETEERS and ROMEO & JULIET Will Anchor Queens Theatre Fall Season Photo THE 3 MUSKETEERS and ROMEO & JULIET Will Anchor Queens Theatre Fall Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

Queens Theatre (QT) has announced plans to bring two of the most legendary stories to its stage this fall when The Acting Company presents a new adaptation of the swashbuckling adventure, The Three Musketeers and the enduring tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.

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.

Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Aw Photo Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced further recipients for their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe’s Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Chicago actor Jos N. Banks joins the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's hit play C Photo Chicago actor Jos N. Banks joins the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's hit play CHOIR BOY
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will welcome Chicago actor Jos N. Banks (He/They) to the cast of its hit play CHOIR BOY, written by Oscar-winning ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).

Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala Photo Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022

The Acting Company’s 50th Anniversary Gala celebrated the company’s impact across America and new artistic vision for the future on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Capitale in New York City.

New Victory Theater Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring HIP HOP CINDERELLA, THE THREE  Photo New Victory Theater Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring HIP HOP CINDERELLA, THE THREE MUSKETEERS & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

The New Victory Theater announced their 2022-23 season, featuring nine exciting shows including Cookin’, the explosive percussion show that has toured the world, running in October, and Circus Abyssinia: Tulu, a showcase of the incredible athleticism and artistry of Ethiopian circus, which will run during the holiday season. See the schedule!

Vineyard Theatre Resumes Performances Of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 With Reggie D. Whi Photo Vineyard Theatre Resumes Performances Of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 With Reggie D. White
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

Vineyard Theatre has announced that Lessons in Survival: 1971 will resume performances on Wednesday, June 15 with Reggie D. White temporarily stepping into the role of James Baldwin. White is a co-conceiver of the show as one of the members of The Commissary and the Vineyard Theatre's 2022-2023 Colman Domingo Award recipient. 

Vineyard Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 Photo Vineyard Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Due to positive COVID test results within the company, Vineyard Theatre has cancelled performances of Lessons in Survival: 1971 through Sunday, June 12. Ticket holders for impacted performances (June 10-12) will be contacted by phone and email regarding rebooking and next steps.

Kirsten Childs Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' VideoVIDEO: First Look at Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN'
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2022

The Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse's Dancin' has released a first look at video from the production, featuring direction by Wayne Cilento. Bob Fosse's Dancin' is currently playing on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre.

VIDEO: Watch Nikki M. James & Company Do the Skate in Highlights from Encores! BUBBLY VideoVIDEO: Watch Nikki M. James & Company Do the Skate in Highlights from Encores! BUBBLY BLACK GIRL...
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. Following a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory.

BWW TV: Nikki M. James & Company Give Sneak Peek of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL at Encores! VideoBWW TV: Nikki M. James & Company Give Sneak Peek of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL at Encores! Off-Center!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 19, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. Following a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala with Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Danny Burstein & More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2015

Below, check out highlights from the special night, which included performances by Criss, Danny Burstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Platt and more!

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes with Premieres' GRACE and THE OTHER ROOM as Part of 'Inner Voices'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2014

Premieres, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring news teams of playwrights and composers. Performances started on Saturday, October 4th at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is this Saturday, October 11th at 8:00pm. Performances will continue through November 1. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of the World Premiere of FLY
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2013

Dallas Theater Center announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. Check out some highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at the World Premiere of Dallas Theater Center's FLY; Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2013

Dallas Theater Center announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. Check out a preview of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Wendy Wasserstein on the Tony Honored TDF Open Doors Program
by Jessica Lewis - Mar 12, 2012

As previously reported, the Tony Award's Administration Committee has announced that Theatre Development Fund's Open Doors program will be among those honored with a special 2012 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.

BWW TV: Upright's West Side Stories: 'Princess and the Black Eyed Pea'
by Eddie Varley - Dec 13, 2008

Featuring talent from the Great White Way to the sandy beaches of LA, 'Upright's West Side Stories' takes you up close and personal with some of your favorite entertainers in show business. This webisode finds Chris and Shane in beautiful San Diego interviewing the incredibly talented cast for the world premiere of PRINCESS AND THE BLACK EYED PEA which is currently performing through December 21, 2008 at the Lyceum Theatre.


Kirsten Childs Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kirsten Childs been in?
Kirsten Childs has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Kirsten Childs been in?
Kirsten Childs has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Kirsten Childs been nominated for?
Voice Judges (Obie Awards) , Music and Lyrics (Obie Awards) for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin and Most promising musical theatre lyricist () for .

What awards has Kirsten Childs won?
Voice Judges (Obie Awards), Music and Lyrics (Obie Awards) for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skinand Most promising musical theatre lyricist () for .

How many shows has Kirsten Childs written?
Kirsten Childs has written 7 shows including The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Bookwriter), Miracle Brothers (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Miracle Brothers (Bookwriter), If You Give A Mouse A Cookie & Other Story Books (Adaptation), Doris to Darlene A Cautionary Valentine (Songs), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Book, Music, and Lyrics), Fly (Lyricist).