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Tom Kitt

 
Bio:
Tom Kitt is an American composer, conductor, orchestrator, and musician. For his score for the musical Next to Normal, he shared the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Brian Yorkey. He has also won two Tony Awards and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Next to Normal, as well as Tony and Outer ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Tom Kitt is an American composer, conductor, orchestrator, and musician. For his score for the musical Next to Normal, he shared the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Brian Yorkey. He has also won two Tony Awards and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Next to Normal, as well as Tony and Outer ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2022]
Orchestrations and Arrangements
 
[Broadway, 2021]
Orchestrator
Musical Supervisor
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Orchestrations and Arranger
Musical Supervisor
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Music Supervisor
Orchestrator
Arranger
Composer
 
[Boston, 2018]
Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements
 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2018]
Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator/Music Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Arranger
Music Supervision
Orchestrations
 
[Chicago, 2016]
Orchestrator, Arranger, Music Supervisor
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Original Music
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Music
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Composer
 
[West End, 2012]
Arranger
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Orchestrator
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Musical Supervisor
Arranger
Orchestrator
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Music Arranger
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Musical Supervisor
Music Arranger
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Musical Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Musical Director
Conductor
Keyboard I
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Orchestrator
Music Arranger
Musical Director
Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Orchestrator
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Music Arranger
Musical Director
Orchestrator
Keyboards
Band Leader
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Musical Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Musical Director

Writing

Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer & Lyricist
Composer & Lyricist
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Composer
Music
Composer

Photos

Tom Kitt, RIta Pietropinto Photo

Tom Kitt, RIta Pietropinto

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Date:
07/01/2022
Tom Kitt, Rita Pietropinto Photo

Tom Kitt, Rita Pietropinto

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Date:
07/01/2022
Tom Kitt Photo

Tom Kitt

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Date:
05/13/2022

 

Stage

Productions

[US Tour, 2022]
Orchestrations and Arrangements

[Broadway, 2021]
Orchestrator

Musical Supervisor

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2018]
Orchestrations and Arranger

Musical Supervisor

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Music Supervisor

Orchestrator

Arranger

Composer

[Boston, 2018]
Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements

[San Francisco (Regional), 2018]
Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator/Music Supervisor

[Broadway, 2017]
Arranger

Music Supervision

Orchestrations

[Chicago, 2016]
Orchestrator, Arranger, Music Supervisor

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Original Music

[Broadway, 2014]
Music

[Broadway, 2013]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Composer

[West End, 2012]
Arranger

[Broadway, 2012]
Orchestrator

[US Tour, 2011]
Musical Supervisor

Arranger

Orchestrator

[US Tour, 2010]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2010]
Music Arranger

Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2010]
Musical Supervisor

Music Arranger

Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Musical Supervisor

[Broadway, 2009]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2008]
Musical Director

Conductor

Keyboard I

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Composer

[Broadway, 2008]
Orchestrator

Music Arranger

Musical Director

Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Orchestrator

Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2006]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2004]
Music Arranger

Musical Director

Orchestrator

Keyboards

Band Leader

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Musical Supervisor

[Broadway, 2002]
Musical Director

Writing
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer & Lyricist
Composer & Lyricist
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Composer
Music
Composer

Tom Kitt Biography

Tom Kitt is an American composer, conductor, orchestrator, and musician. For his score for the musical Next to Normal, he shared the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Brian Yorkey.

He has also won two Tony Awards and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Next to Normal, as well as Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations for If/Then and SpongeBob SquarePants. He has been nominated for eight Drama Desk Awards, winning one, and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for Jagged Little Pill in 2021.

Tom Kitt Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Tom Kitt, Flying Over Sunset
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Tom Kitt, Flying Over Sunset
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Orchestrations Gold Star
Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Orchestrations Gold Star
Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Orchestrations
Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Score Gold Star
Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding New Score Gold Star
Tom KittSpongeBob SquarePants
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Orchestrations
Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Music in a Play
Tom Kitt, Cymbeline
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Tom Kitt, If/Then
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Music in a Play
Tom KittAll's Well That Ends Well
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Music in a Play
Tom Kitt, The Winter's Tale
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2010 - Best Orchestrations Gold Star
Tom Kitt, American Idiot
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Tom Kitt, Everyday Rapture
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Tom Kitt, American Idiot
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2010 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Tom Kitt, Next to Normal
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Orchestrations Gold Star
Tom Kitt, Next to Normal
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Orchestrations
Tom Kitt, Next to Normal
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Tom Kitt, Next to Normal
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Music
Tom Kitt, Next to Normal

Tom Kitt News

Wake Up With BWW 8/5: Lea Michele in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL, Lady Gaga to Lead Musi Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/5: Lea Michele in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL, Lady Gaga to Lead Musical JOKER Sequel, and More!
by - Aug 5, 2022

Top stories include a first look at Lea Michele in rehearsal for Funny Girl on Broadway! Watch a clip from Into The Woods featuring Sara Bareilles & Brian d'Arcy James performing 'It Takes Two'. Plus, Lady Gaga will lead the upcoming musical sequel to Joker, and more!

New Songs by Tom Kitt and Helen Park to be Featured in World Premiere of SESAME STREE Photo New Songs by Tom Kitt and Helen Park to be Featured in World Premiere of SESAME STREET THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

The world premiere of the new Sesame Street the Musical will feature new songs written by three of Broadway and the music industry’s brightest composers, Tom Kitt, Helen Park, and Nate Edmondson. Sesame Street the Musical will take to the stage in New York starting on Thursday, September 8, 2022, through Thursday, November 27, 2022.

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.

Dillon Klena, Lauren Chanel, Jade McLeod, Chris Hoch & More Join JAGGED LITTLE PILL T Photo Dillon Klena, Lauren Chanel, Jade McLeod, Chris Hoch & More Join JAGGED LITTLE PILL Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW Staff - Aug 2, 2022

Full casting has been announced for the national tour of Jagged Little Pill which will have its premiere September 6th in Las Vegas at Reynolds Hall. The full cast includes Heidi Blickenstaff (Mary Jane Healy), Lauren Chanel (Frankie), Chris Hoch (Steve), Dillon Klena (Nick), Jade Mcleod (Jo), Allison Sheppard (Bella), Rishi Golani (Phoenix), and more.

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 ‚Äď Soundtrack from the Netflix Film in digital and streaming platforms now. Listen to¬†‚ÄúI‚Äôve Been Waiting‚ÄĚ and 'Opportunity' 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 ‚Äď a special remix track of the song ‚ÄúLet Them‚ÄĚ by Wax Ecstatic ‚Äď from FANGIRLS: World Premiere Cast Recording. Listen to the single here!

FREAKY FRIDAY Comes to Chapel Off Chapel in September Photo FREAKY FRIDAY Comes to Chapel Off Chapel in September
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

Newly launched musical theatre company Theatrical presents the Victorian premiere of Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, including the 2003 film starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Christina Sajous To Direct Off-Broadway Revival Of FLOYD COLLINS Photo Christina Sajous To Direct Off-Broadway Revival Of FLOYD COLLINS
by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2022

Out of the Box Theatrics announced they will produce the first Off-Broadway revival of the critically acclaimed musical, Floyd Collins. The production, to be directed by Christina Sajous (Broadway’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, American Idiot; Out of the Box Theatrics’ 2019 production of Baby), will play from November 11 through December 18, 2022.

Mac-Haydn Theatre to Present Regional Premiere of NEXT TO NORMAL in August Photo Mac-Haydn Theatre to Present Regional Premiere of NEXT TO NORMAL in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical 'Next to Normal' will make its Mac-Haydn debut from August 4-14 - a regional premiere production. 'Next to Normal' promises to be an artistic highlight of the 2022 Mac-Haydn season, and is unlike anything audiences have ever seen on the Chatham stage.

Heidi Blickenstaff Will Star in JAGGED LITTLE PILL National Tour
 Photo Heidi Blickenstaff Will Star in JAGGED LITTLE PILL National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

Broadway veteran Heidi Blickenstaff will lead the North American Tour of the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical Jagged Little Pill in the role of Mary Jane Healy.

Tom Kitt Videos

New Songs by Tom Kitt and Helen Park to be Featured in World Premiere of SESAME STREE VideoNew Songs by Tom Kitt and Helen Park to be Featured in World Premiere of SESAME STREET THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

The world premiere of the new Sesame Street the Musical will feature new songs written by three of Broadway and the music industry’s brightest composers, Tom Kitt, Helen Park, and Nate Edmondson. Sesame Street the Musical will take to the stage in New York starting on Thursday, September 8, 2022, through Thursday, November 27, 2022.

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, ‚ÄúYou‚Äôre Gonna Hear From Me,‚ÄĚ performed by Solea Pfeiffer, available now on all digital service providers. Watch them perform perform it in the recording studio here!

Exclusive: Watch Performances from Alice Ripley Led Immersive NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain VideoExclusive: Watch Performances from Alice Ripley Led Immersive NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 22, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new immersive production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next To Normal in Barcelona.

Photos & Video: First Look at Alice Ripley and Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain VideoPhotos & Video: First Look at Alice Ripley and Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain
by BWW Staff - Jun 10, 2022

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next To Normal has been adapted in a new, live immersive musical theater format, and will receive its worldwide premiere at the Festival Grec de Barcelona this July. Get a first look at photos!

Meet the Nomine: Tom Kitt Talks FLYING OVER SUNSET Collaboration & More! VideoMeet the Nomine: Tom Kitt Talks FLYING OVER SUNSET Collaboration & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Tom Kitt!

VIDEO: Orlando REP Presents Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Orlando REP Presents Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

The Orlando REP season concludes with an all-new musical, Disney's Freaky Friday The Musical (One-Act Edition)(April 1- May 8, 2022).

VIDEO: Cast Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Performs At The Australian Open VideoVIDEO: Cast Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Performs At The Australian Open
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2022

The cast of Jagged Little Pill, the Grammy and Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired Alanis Morissette's ground-breaking album of the same name, recently performed at the Australian open! Check out their full performance.

VIDEO: The Cast of Stagebrush Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL Performs 'I Am the One' VideoVIDEO: The Cast of Stagebrush Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL Performs 'I Am the One'
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 16, 2022

Next to Normal is set to be staged this month at Stagebrush Theatre. The production stars Broadway's Stephanie Likes (Les Misérables), and her son, Casey Likes, who recently starred in the new Pre-Broadway run of the newest work by Tom Kitt, Almost Famous the Musical. Stephanie and Casey, both Arizona Natives, play mother and son, Diana and Gabe. Next to Normal marks only the second time the mother-son duo will share the stage.

VIDEO: Tom Kitt & Brian D'Arcy James Honor Rebecca Luker With New Music Video VideoVIDEO: Tom Kitt & Brian D'Arcy James Honor Rebecca Luker With New Music Video
by Michael Major - Dec 16, 2021

A video for ‚ÄúShe Has Hope‚ÄĚ performed by Brian d‚ÄôArcy James and composer Tom Kitt. Produced alongside Project ALS, the video is a beautiful tribute to late Broadway star Rebecca Luker, who passed away from ALS. The video features never-before-seen footage of the Tony-nominated actress as well as videos of other women diagnosed with the disease.

VIDEO: See Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, Tony Yazbeck & More in FLYING OVER SUNS VideoVIDEO: See Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, Tony Yazbeck & More in FLYING OVER SUNSET
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 10, 2021

Set in the 1950’s, FLYING OVER SUNSET is a work of fiction inspired by the lives of three extraordinary and accomplished people - writer Aldous Huxley (played by Harry Hadden-Paton); playwright, diplomat, and congresswoman, Clare Boothe Luce (Carmen Cusack); and film legend Cary Grant (Tony Yazbeck) - each of whom in real life experimented with the drug LSD.


Tom Kitt Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Tom Kitt written?
Tom Kitt has written 9 shows including High Fidelity (Composer), next to normal (Composer), Bring It On: The Musical (Composer), If/Then (Composer), Superhero (Composer & Lyricist), Magic Mike (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa), The Visitor (Composer), Flying Over Sunset (Music), Almost Famous (Composer & Lyricist).

What awards has Tom Kitt been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Flying Over Sunset , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Flying Over Sunset , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jagged Little Pill , Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jagged Little Pill , Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for Jagged Little Pill , Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Cymbeline , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for If/Then , Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for All's Well That Ends Well , Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Winter's Tale , Best Orchestrations (BroadwayWorld Awards) for American Idiot , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Everyday Rapture , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for American Idiot , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Next to Normal , Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal , Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Next to Normal .

What awards has Tom Kitt won?
Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jagged Little Pill, Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jagged Little Pill, Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants, Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants, Best Orchestrations (BroadwayWorld Awards) for American Idiot, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Next to Normal Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for Next to Normaland Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal.