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Shaina Taub

 
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Raised in the green mountains of Vermont, Shaina Taub is a New York-based songwriter and performer. She is an Artist-in-Residence at the Public Theater and a signed artist with Atlantic Records. As a songwriter, she is a winner of the Kleban Prize, the Jonathan Larson Grant, the Fred Ebb Award, ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Raised in the green mountains of Vermont, Shaina Taub is a New York-based songwriter and performer. She is an Artist-in-Residence at the Public Theater and a signed artist with Atlantic Records. As a songwriter, she is a winner of the Kleban Prize, the Jonathan Larson Grant, the Fred Ebb Award, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022
Jaques
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater World Premiere Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Alice Paul
Alice Paul
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2018
Feste
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Public Works Production, 2017
Jaques
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Public Theater Musical Adaptation, 2016
Feste
  [Off-Broadway]
Ellis Island Developmental Concert Production, 2016
Emma Goldman
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2013
Mary
Maid Servant
Opera Singer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Book, Music, and Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Conceived
Music
Lyrics
Music Director[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Adaptor
Music and Lyrics
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Music & Lyrics
Orchestrator
Music Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Music and Lyrics
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Accordion

Writing

Lyrics

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022
Jaques

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater World Premiere Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Alice Paul

Alice Paul

  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2018
Feste

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Public Works Production, 2017
Jaques

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Public Theater Musical Adaptation, 2016
Feste

  [Off-Broadway]
Ellis Island Developmental Concert Production, 2016
Emma Goldman

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2013
Mary

Maid Servant

Opera Singer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Book, Music, and Lyrics[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Conceived

Music

Lyrics

Music Director[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Adaptor

Music and Lyrics

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Music & Lyrics

Orchestrator

Music Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Music and Lyrics

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Accordion

Writing
Lyrics

Shaina Taub Biography

Raised in the green mountains of Vermont, Shaina Taub is a New York-based songwriter and performer. She is an Artist-in-Residence at the Public Theater and a signed artist with Atlantic Records.

As a songwriter, she is a winner of the Kleban Prize, the Jonathan Larson Grant, the Fred Ebb Award, the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, the MAC John Wallowitch Award and was the ASCAP Foundation's Lucille and Jack Yellen Award. She has written songs for Sesame Street and the theme song for Julie Andrews' Netflix series Julie's Greenroom. She co-wrote the opening number for the 2018 Tony Awards, for which she and her collaborators Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban were nominated for an Emmy Award. Her songs have been performed across the country by Broadway stars such as Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald and Phillipa Soo. She has released two independent albums, Visitors and Die Happy, and she has an ongoing concert residency at Joe’s Pub. Her concert work also includes a solo debut in Lincoln Center’s acclaimed American Songbook series and playing her music with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.

Taub's original musical adaptations of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and As You Like It were commissioned by the Public Theater as part of their groundbreaking Public Works initiative, and both received critically acclaimed productions at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in which she also starred. The original cast album of her Drama Desk nominated score for Twelfth Night was released by Craft Recordings, and both of her Shakespeare musicals have gone on to be produced by Seattle Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, the National Theatre in London and many schools and communities around the world. They are currently available for worldwide licensing through Concord Theatricals.

Taub is currently writing Suffragist, a new musical about Alice Paul and the American women's suffrage movement in the decade leading up to the passage of the 19th amendment. She’s also writing lyrics for the upcoming Broadway musical The Devil Wears Prada, with music by Sir Elton John.

As a performer, Taub has traveled the world as a vocalist, actor and musician. She starred in the west coast premiere and New York re-mounting of the Signature Theatre's hit production Old Hats, created by Bill Irwin and David Shiner and directed by Tina Landau, featuring Taub's original songs. She earned a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her portrayal of Princess Mary in the Off-Broadway production of Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 directed by Rachel Chavkin. She sang back-up for Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in O's psycho-opera, Stop The Virgens (St. Ann's Warehouse and the Sydney Opera House); appeared in the original Off-Broadway cast of Anais Mitchell's Hadestown (New York Theatre Workshop and the live cast album); and played the role of Emma Goldman in the Ragtime on Ellis Island concert.

A fellow of the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Colony, the Sundance Institute and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Taub serves on the Dramatists Guild Council, and is an alum of NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud member of the Resistance Revival Chorus and is an NYCLU Ambassador.

Shaina Taub Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Lyrics
Shaina Taub, SUFFS
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Music
Shaina Taub, Twelfth Night
 
- 2014 - Jonathan Larson Grant Gold Star
Shaina Taub
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Shaina Taub, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Shaina Taub News

Review: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Nederlander Theatre Photo Review: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Nederlander Theatre
by Misha Davenport - Aug 8, 2022

What did our critic think of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Nederlander Theatre? Haute mess. Fashion weak. PrĂŞt-Ă -poor taste. I could go on with the fashion puns all day, but suffice to say THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, the new musical which opened Sunday in not quite ready for the runway in its current state.

Photos:  The Cast of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Takes Their Opening Night Bows Photo Photos: The Cast of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

The pre-Broadway run of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical officially opened last night, August 7 in Chicago. Check out photos of the cast taking their opening bows here!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2022

The world premiere production of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical has officially opened in Chicago! The production began performances on July 19th, and celebrated opening night tonight, August 7th. The production runs through August 21st at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. Watch the opening night curtain speeches from producer Kevin McCollum and director Anna D. Shapiro.

Photos/Video: First Look at Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA in Chicago Photo Photos/Video: First Look at Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA in Chicago
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 5, 2022

The world premiere production of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical has officially arrived in Chicago! Check out a first look at Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as Miranda Priestly, Taylor Iman Jones as Andy Sachs, Javier Muñoz as Nigel Owens, and more!

Photos: Elton John Visits THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA in Chicago Photo Photos: Elton John Visits THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA in Chicago
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

On August 3rd, Elton John attended a performance of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical at Broadway in Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre. Check out the photos here!

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT & More Lead Chicago's August Top Photo THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT & More Lead Chicago's August Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Aug 3, 2022

Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Top picks for August include The Devil Wears Prada, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Urinetown, and more!

Previews for Free Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT to Begin Next Week Photo Previews for Free Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT to Begin Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The Public Theater will begin previews for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT on Wednesday, August 10. Continuing the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater, Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT will run through Sunday, September 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 30.

Listen: 13: THE MUSICAL Releases Two New Singles 'I've Been Waiting' & 'Opportunity' Photo Listen: 13: THE MUSICAL Releases Two New Singles 'I've Been Waiting' & 'Opportunity'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and ATLANTIC RECORDS have released two new singles from the upcoming album 13 The Musical – Soundtrack from the Netflix Film in digital and streaming platforms now. Listen to “I’ve Been Waiting” and 'Opportunity' here!

Photos: See Ato Blankson-Wood, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More in Rehearsal for Free Shake Photo Photos: See Ato Blankson-Wood, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More in Rehearsal for Free Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

See the Public Works community in rehearsal for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of AS YOU LIKE IT, beginning performances on August 10. The show officially opens on August 30 and runs through September 11. Check out rehearsal photos here!

Listen: 'Let Them' Wax Ecstatic Remix From FANGIRLS: World Premiere Cast Recording Re Photo Listen: 'Let Them' Wax Ecstatic Remix From FANGIRLS: World Premiere Cast Recording Released
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has released the new single – a special remix track of the song “Let Them” by Wax Ecstatic – from FANGIRLS: World Premiere Cast Recording. Listen to the single here!

Shaina Taub Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2022

The world premiere production of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical has officially opened in Chicago! The production began performances on July 19th, and celebrated opening night tonight, August 7th. The production runs through August 21st at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. Watch the opening night curtain speeches from producer Kevin McCollum and director Anna D. Shapiro.

Photo/Video: Get A First Listen To The Songs Of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA; Cast Meets The VideoPhoto/Video: Get A First Listen To The Songs Of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA; Cast Meets The Press In Chicgo
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2022

The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical hosted a welcome press event at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre ahead of the musical’s world premiere. Check out photos of the cast meeting the press, get a first look at the cast in rehearsal, and listen to Elton John preview songs from the show!

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo Discusses the Importance of SUFFS on the TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Phillipa Soo Discusses the Importance of SUFFS on the TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - May 6, 2022

Phillipa Soo sat down on the third hour of the TODAY Show this morning to discuss the importance of the new Off-Broadway musical, SUFFS. Soo also touched on the fact that SUFFS is her return to the Public Theatre, the same theatre that she originated the role of Eliza in Hamilton at.

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: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 3, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jose Llana, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for Seth's Concert Series, airing Sunday, December 5 at 8pm ET.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series VideoVIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2021

Jose Llana is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky! Watch him perform 'Being Alive' from Company in rehearsal for this weekend's concert.

Celebrating Black History Month: RAGTIME Arrives on Ellis Island VideoCelebrating Black History Month: RAGTIME Arrives on Ellis Island
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2021

Ragtime originally opened on Broadway in 1998 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, where it played for 834 performances. With music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States: African Americans, upper-class suburbanites, and Eastern European immigrants.

BWW TV: Audra McDonald, Glenn Close, Billy Porter & More Call For You to Vote! VideoBWW TV: Audra McDonald, Glenn Close, Billy Porter & More Call For You to Vote!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2020

Broadway favorites Lonny Price and Leigh Silverman have come together with the best of Broadway to inspire you to get out there and VOTE. We all might be feeling a little down right now, but there is reason for hope as we  inch closer to the election! 

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo, Jenn Colella, Nikki M. James and More Sing 'How Long' From SUFFR VideoVIDEO: Phillipa Soo, Jenn Colella, Nikki M. James and More Sing 'How Long' From SUFFRAGIST
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2020

Kim Blanck, Ally Bonino, Jenn Colella, Holly Gould, Stephanie Hsu, Nikki M. James, Grace McLean, Mia Pak, Phillipa Soo, Shaina Taub, Kuhoo Verma, Ada Westfall, and Kate Wetherhead came together to perform 'How Long' from Shaina Taub's Suffragist, currently in development.

VIDEO: Cole Escola Performs the Opening Number From the 2020 Obie Awards VideoVIDEO: Cole Escola Performs the Opening Number From the 2020 Obie Awards
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2020

The 65th Annual Obie Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing, premiered on YouTube on July 14. The prerecorded ceremony was hosted by comedian, actor and writer Cole Escola. Watch the opening number, titled 'The Show Must Go On', performed by Escola!


Shaina Taub Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Shaina Taub written?
Shaina Taub has written 1 shows including The Devil Wears Prada (Lyrics).

What awards has Shaina Taub been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for SUFFS , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Twelfth Night Jonathan Larson Grant () and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (The Lortels) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 .

What awards has Shaina Taub won?
Jonathan Larson Grant ().