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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)

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[Off-Broadway, 2023]
Additional Orchestrations
 
[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
Orchestrations
Music Supervision
 
[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 Movies

Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical
 
[2002]
lyrics
tick, tick... BOOM!
 
[2021]
Aspiring Composer and Lyricist #9

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

THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION Featuring Jackie Hoffman, Lauren Molina & More Out No Photo THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION Featuring Jackie Hoffman, Lauren Molina & More Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2023

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS have released four new albums as the final installment of The Michael Friedman Collection.

Palo Alto Players Present THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Photo Palo Alto Players Present THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2023

Vibrant sets and costumes. Eclectic music by today’s top artists. An erupting underwater volcano. A brilliant talking squirrel from Texas. And an ever-optimistic walking, talking, singing, and dancing yellow sea sponge. THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL checks every box one wants in a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Best Musical award winner!

Photos: Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Photo Photos: Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2023

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of The SpongeBob Musical, a musical extravaganza with songs written by the most popular recording artists such as Aerosmith, John Legend, and Sara Bareilles. Fans of the show will be highly entertained by the stage version, but even if you have no knowledge of the television version, the stage production will surely not disappoint! See first look photos of the cast.

Exclusive: Hear A New Track 'The Civilians Theme Song' From THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLL Photo Exclusive: Hear A New Track 'The Civilians Theme Song' From THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2023

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS have announced the release of four new albums as the final installment of The Michael Friedman Collection. Adventures in Reality, Canard, Canard, Goose?, In the Footprint: The Battle for the Atlantic Yards, and Mr. Burns, a post-electric play will all be available in digital and streaming formats on Friday, March 24.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL & AMERICAN PSYCHO Set for Kokandy Productions 2023 Season Photo THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL & AMERICAN PSYCHO Set for Kokandy Productions 2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2023

Kokandy Productions has announced its 2023 season, including two fully produced musicals, plus plans for the return of the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. See how to purchase tickets!

Cameron Crowe to Honor Tom Kitt And More At New York City Children's Theater's Annu Photo Cameron Crowe to Honor Tom Kitt And More At New York City Children's Theater's Annual Gala 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2023

New York City Children's Theater's Annual Gala welcomes Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe to honor Tom Kitt, Sidley Austin LLP, and Alexa Fairchild.

Listen: Eleri Ward's KEEP A TENDER DISTANCE to be Released on Vinyl in June Photo Listen: Eleri Ward's KEEP A TENDER DISTANCE to be Released on Vinyl in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2023

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that the new album Keep A Tender Distance rom singer/songwriter Eleri Ward will be released in a special vinyl edition on Friday, June 2. 

Photos: First Look at Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES at the Donmar Warehouse Photo Photos: First Look at Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES at the Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2023

All new production photos have been released from¬†¬†the upcoming revival of¬†No√ęl Coward‚Äôs¬†Private Lives¬†directed by Michael Longhurst, that runs at the Donmar Warehouse from 7 April until 27 May.

Kate Baldwin, Eisa Davis, Jason Gotay & More to Perform at OUT OF MYSELF ‚Ä" SONGS OF Photo Kate Baldwin, Eisa Davis, Jason Gotay & More to Perform at OUT OF MYSELF ‚Ä" SONGS OF PETER FOLEY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2023

Prospect Theater Company and the newly launched¬†Peter Foley Music Project¬†have partnered to present¬†Out of Myself‚ÄĒSongs of Peter Foley, a concert celebrating the legacy of the late award-winning composer and lyricist. See how to purchase tickets!

The Civilians To Honor Kurt Deutsch & Ghostlight Records at ADVENTURES IN REALITY, 20 Photo The Civilians To Honor Kurt Deutsch & Ghostlight Records at ADVENTURES IN REALITY, 2023 Spring Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2023

The Civilians will honor Grammy-winning industry executive Kurt Deutsch, Senior Vice President, Warner Music Entertainment & Theatrical Ventures, and Ghostlight Records at Adventures in Reality: The Civilians' 2023 Spring Benefit. 

Tom Kitt Videos

Video: Sneak Peek at SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL on UK Tour Videoplay
Video: Sneak Peek at SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL on UK Tour

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2023

The upcoming UK tour of The Spongebob Musical has released an all new sneak peek video featuring members of the cast! The video, which features the show's opening song, 'Bikini Bottom Day', includes Lewis Cornay as SpongeBob, Irfan Damani as Patrick and Chrissie Bhima as Sandy.

Video: RENT Original Cast Members Anthony Rapp & Fredi Walker-Browne Sing 'What You O Videoplay
Video: RENT Original Cast Members Anthony Rapp & Fredi Walker-Browne Sing 'What You Own' at WITHOUT YOU

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2023

Watch original Rent cast member Fredi Walker-Browne join Anthony Rapp on stage at Without You at New World Stages, to duet 'What You Own' from Rent!

VIDEO: Anthony Rapp Talks Looking Back on His Career in WITHOUT YOU on CBS MORNINGS Videoplay
VIDEO: Anthony Rapp Talks Looking Back on His Career in WITHOUT YOU on CBS MORNINGS

by Michael Major - Jan 23, 2023

Anthony Rapp appeared on CBS Mornings to look back on his career, leading up to his new solo show, Without You. Rapp also discussed his complicated relationship with his mother, losing Jonathan Larson before the opening night of Rent, and the Kevin Spacey lawsuit. Watch the video of the interview now!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Atlanta Lyric Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Atlanta Lyric Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL

by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2023

Get a first look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's production of Next to Normal, which begins performances February 16th through February 26th.

Video: Watch the Trailer for Anthony Rapp's WITHOUT YOU Videoplay
Video: Watch the Trailer for Anthony Rapp's WITHOUT YOU

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2022

Watch the trailer for Anthony Rapp's Without You, coming to New World Stages January 14, 2023.

VIDEO: ALMOST FAMOUS Performs 'Tiny Dancer' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: ALMOST FAMOUS Performs 'Tiny Dancer' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2022

The Broadway cast of Almost Famous appeared on Good Morning America this morning to perform 'Tiny Dancer.' Watch the video of the performance now, which featured Solea Pfeiffer, Chris Wood, Drew Gehling, Casey Likes, and more.

Video: Cameron Crowe Talks Personal Story Behind ALMOST FAMOUS on CBS SUNDAY MORNING Videoplay
Video: Cameron Crowe Talks Personal Story Behind ALMOST FAMOUS on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 6, 2022

Watch Cameron Crowe revisit his personal story and the locations that inspired ALMOST FAMOUS, now running on Broadway.

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of ALMOST FAMOUS With the Cast & Creatives Videoplay
Video: Go Inside Opening Night of ALMOST FAMOUS With the Cast & Creatives

by Opening Night - Nov 5, 2022

Almost Famous, the new musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film, is now open on Broadway! We're taking you inside the opening night in the video here!

VIDEO: ALMOST FAMOUS Cast Performs 'Tiny Dancer' on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: ALMOST FAMOUS Cast Performs 'Tiny Dancer' on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

Almost Famous, the new musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film, is now in previews.  The show took to the stage on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, where members of the cast performed 'Tiny Dancer'. Check out the video here!

Video: Kid Critics Tell You How to Get to SESAME STREET: THE MUSICAL Videoplay
Video: Kid Critics Tell You How to Get to SESAME STREET: THE MUSICAL

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2022

BroadwayWorld's Kid Critics is back for a new season! It's not hard to stumble across an excess of reviews for any given show these days, but there is a group of theatre-goers that is wildly underrepresented when it comes to opinions on Broadway- kids! What did our Kid Critics think of Sesame Street: The Musical? Find out here!


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), Almost Famous (Composer & Lyricist), Magic Mike (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa), The Visitor (Composer), Flying Over Sunset (Music).

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.