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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 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.

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Tom Kitt Productions

 
[West End, 2024]
Music
 
[Broadway, 2024]
Music Consulting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2023]
Orchestrations
 
[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]
Orchestrator
Arranger
Composer
Music Supervisor
 
[Boston, 2018]
Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements
 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2018]
Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator/Music Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Music Supervision
Orchestrations
Arranger
 
[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]
Arranger
Orchestrator
Musical Supervisor
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Music Arranger
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Orchestrator
Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Musical Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Musical Director
Conductor
Keyboard I
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Orchestrator
Music Arranger
Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Orchestrator
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Musical Director
Orchestrator
Music Arranger
Keyboards
Band Leader
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Musical Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Musical Director

Writing

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

Tom Kitt Movies

Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical
[ 2002 ] lyrics
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[ 2021 ] Aspiring Composer and Lyricist #9

Tom Kitt Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2024 - Best Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, Hell's Kitchen

Drama Desk Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Music

Tom Kitt, Almost Famous

Tony Awards - 2023 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Tom Kitt, Almost Famous

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


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill

Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Score

Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants

Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding New Score

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


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2010 - Best Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, American Idiot

Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, Everyday Rapture

Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, American Idiot


winner
The Pulitzer Prize - 2010 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Tom Kitt, Next to Normal


winner
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, Next to Normal

Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, Next to Normal


winner
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Tom Kitt, Next to Normal

Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Music

Tom Kitt, Next to Normal

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Tom Kitt News


Exclusive: How Adam Blackstone and Tom Kitt​​​​​​​ Found the Voice of HELL'S KITCHEN

Today, we hear from Adam Blackstone and Tom Kitt​​​​​​​, who created the orchestrations of the 13-time Tony-nominated Best Musical, Hell's Kitchen.
Counting Up the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2024 Nominees

The 2024 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or eight!) - amongst them, they've gathered a total 47 awards!
Review: Central Square Theater and Front Porch Arts Collective's NEXT TO NORMAL is Heart-Rending and Hopeful

What did our critic think of NEXT TO NORMAL at Central Square Theater?
Interview: 'It's a Story About Family and Hope': Actor Jack Wolfe on Fandom and Emotional Intensity in NEXT TO NORMAL

Recently, we had the chance to speak with Wolfe about bringing Next to Normal to the West End. We discussed what it has been like to join the show as a fan of Next to Normal, the importance of mental health both on stage and off and what he hopes audiences take away from this production.
Casts Set for BOEING BOEING, NEXT TO NORMAL, A TENDER THING & FORGIVENESS at Barrington Stage

Barrington Stage Company has revealed the casts for BOEING BOEING, NEXT TO NORMAL, A TENDER THING, and FORGIVENESS. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
HELL'S KITCHEN on Broadway- A Complete Guide

Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Hell's Kitchen on Broadway.
Review: TampaRep's NEXT TO NORMAL is a Theatrical Triumph at USF Theatre

TampaRep's NEXT TO NORMAL was, in one word, perfection. Expertly directed by Emilia Sargent, it was a theatrical triumph. The proof was that I could look across the stage and see patrons wiping their eyes and hear the quiet sniffling behind me. The intimate performance on Saturday night was a masterful blend of raw emotion, superb acting, and technical brilliance, leaving us spellbound.
Review: Tampa Repertory Theatre's Astonishing NEXT TO NORMAL

It's a show that's all aces, where the stellar cast, crew, music, and important storyline all come together to earn every standing ovation it will receive.
See Norm Lewis, Linda Eder & More Next Month at 54 Below

54 has unveiled its June lineup featuring Norm Lewis, Linda Eder and more. See the full lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.
Video: Shoshana Bean and Maleah Joi Moon in the Official Music Video For 'No One' From HELL'S KITCHEN

An all new music video has been released for the song 'No One' from the Broadway musical Hell's Kitchen, featuring Shoshana Bean & Maleah Joi Moon. Check out the video here!
Previews: NEXT TO NORMAL at TampaRep

Alexis Carra's Diana battles with bipolar disorder and the effects of her illness on her husband Dan, portrayed by Jim Sorensen, and their daughter Natalie, played by Mariela Zeno, bring to light the complexities of mental health and the challenges it poses to familial relationships. The cast also includes Nicholas Perez-Hoop as Dr. Madden, Ben Sutherland as Gabe, and Max Dalton as Henry, all contributing to the powerful story.
54 Below to Celebrate Pride Month With Lea DeLaria's BRUNCH IS GAY & More

Celebrate PRIDE Month at 54 Below with events like Lea DeLaria's Brunch Is Gay, performances by Robert Bannon and Mauricio Martínez, and more. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Full Cast Set For West End Transfer of NEXT TO NORMAL

The Donmar Warehouse production of the Broadway musical Next To Normal has announce its full company ahead of its transfer to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre this summer. Learn more about the cast here!
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Comes to Slow Burn Theatre

The 2023/2024 Slow Burn Theatre Company Season culminates with the bold, original musical The SpongeBob Musical Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, June 23. 
Spotlight: NEXT TO NORMAL at Theatre Charlotte

Nothing has to be perfect, just Next to Normal
Photos: The New Dramatists Honor Michael Greif at Annual Luncheon

The New Dramatists recently hosted its Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute on Tuesday, May 14 at the New York Marriott Marquis. See photos from inside the event. 
PLUTO IS LISTENING by David James Parr to be Presented at FRIGID New York At Under St. Marks Theatre

Boundless Theater will present Pluto is Listening, directed by Sophie Sam, starring Abdu Garmazi and Ashley Kristeen Vega at FRIGID New York - Under St. Marks Theatre. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
Videos: Maleah Joi Moon and Shoshana Bean Perform 'No One' From HELL'S KITCHEN

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway Week,'  Maleah Joi Moon, Shoshana Bean, and more from the cast of Hell's Kitchen stopped by the morning show on Tuesday to discuss and perform from the newly Tony-nominated musical. During the segment, Maleah Joy Moon and Shoshana Bean performed the duet No One before dancing members of the ensemble joined them to conclude the number. Watch the performance and interview now!
Concord Theatricals Launches SING LIKE A SPONGE: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Contest

Concord Theatricals is launching SING LIKE A SPONGE: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL contest for Title 1 Schools. Learn more and see how to apply!
Videos: Watch the Cast of HELL'S KITCHEN Perform 'Fallin' and 'Kaleidoscope' on TODAY

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway Week,'  Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Maleah Joi Moon, and more from the cast of Hell's Kitchen stopped by the show on Tuesday to perform from the newly Tony-nominated musical. Watch the performances now!

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?

Tom Kitt has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. These nominations include Best Orchestrations at the Tony Awards for "Hell's Kitchen," "Jagged Little Pill," "SpongeBob SquarePants," and "Next to Normal." He was also nominated for Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for "Almost Famous," "Cymbeline," "All's Well That Ends Well," "The Winter's Tale," and "Next to Normal." Additionally, Kitt received nominations for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Almost Famous," "Flying Over Sunset," "If/Then," and "Next to Normal." Other nominations include Outstanding Orchestrations at the Drama Desk Awards for "Jagged Little Pill," "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Everyday Rapture," and "American Idiot." He was also nominated for Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "SpongeBob SquarePants." Furthermore, Kitt won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his work on "Next to Normal."

What awards has Tom Kitt won?

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

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