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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)

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Productions

 
[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

Disney Channel Original Movies for Broadway Lovers Photo Disney Channel Original Movies for Broadway Lovers
by BWW Features - Jan 29, 2023

Read BroadwayWorld's list of the best Disney Channel Original movies for Broadway lovers, featuring High School Musical, Descendants and more!

Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Asks the Hard Questions at Manatee Players Photo Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Asks the Hard Questions at Manatee Players
by Drew Eberhard - Jan 28, 2023

Next to Normal is a 2008 Rock Musical written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt. The plot tells the story of a mother (Diana) who struggles with progressive Bipolar Disorder and how managing the disease and its effects take a toll on her family. The award-winning musical covers such topics as depression, grief, suicide, drug abuse, and ethics of modern psychiatry all set against the backdrop of a suburban lifestyle.

Photos: Anthony Rapp & Friends Celebrate Opening Night of WITHOUT YOU Photo Photos: Anthony Rapp & Friends Celebrate Opening Night of WITHOUT YOU
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 26, 2023

Without You, written and performed by Anthony Rapp, directed by Steven Maler with musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss opened just last night, January 25, 2023 at New World Stages. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos below!

Caissie Levy Will Lead the London Premiere of NEXT TO NORMAL at Donmar Warehouse Photo Caissie Levy Will Lead the London Premiere of NEXT TO NORMAL at Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2023

Caissie Levy will lead the London premiere of Next to Normal at the Donmar Warehouse beginning this summer. The production runs¬†12 August ‚Äď 7 October 2023.

PRIVATE LIVES and More Announced For Donmar Warehouse's 30th Anniversary Season Photo PRIVATE LIVES and More Announced For Donmar Warehouse's 30th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2023

Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced the next two shows in the Donmar's 30th birthday season, along with lead casting for the previously announced Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Next To Normal.

Gareth Gates and Divina De Campo Will Lead the UK Tour of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Photo Gareth Gates and Divina De Campo Will Lead the UK Tour of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2023

Gareth Gates and Divina de Campo will star in the UK Premiere of the Tony Award nominated, award-winning THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL which opens at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton* on Wednesday 5 April 2023.

Review Roundup: Anthony Rapp's WITHOUT YOU Opens At New World Stages Photo Review Roundup: Anthony Rapp's WITHOUT YOU Opens At New World Stages
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2023

Without You, written and performed by Anthony Rapp, directed by Steven Maler with musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss opens tonight, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at New World Stages. Read the reviews!

Anthony Rapp's WITHOUT YOU Opens Tonight at New World Stages Photo Anthony Rapp's WITHOUT YOU Opens Tonight at New World Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2023

Without You, written and performed by Anthony Rapp, directed by Steven Maler with musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss opens on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at New World Stages. See how to purchase tickets!

Gary Perez Joins The Cast Of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Photo Gary Perez Joins The Cast Of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2023

Gary Perez has joined the cast of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  Mr. Perez assumed the role of Lieutenant Caro on January 20, 2023.

Paramount Theatre Announces Subscription Series for 2023-24 Season Featuring BEAUTIFU Photo Paramount Theatre Announces Subscription Series for 2023-24 Season Featuring BEAUTIFUL, BILLY ELLIOT & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2023

Light the marquee, roll out the red carpet and open the doors to the largest subscription theater in the nation, because downtown Aurora’s Paramount Theatre has announced the four blockbuster musicals on tap for its 2023-24 Broadway Series.

Tom Kitt Videos

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!

Video: Watch ALMOST FAMOUS Cast Take Their First Broadway Bows Videoplay
Video: Watch ALMOST FAMOUS Cast Take Their First Broadway Bows

by Opening Night - Oct 4, 2022

Previews began for Almost Famous at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, the new musical featuring 15 Broadway cast debuts, with a book and co-lyrics by Academy Award¬ģ¬†winner¬†Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film. Check out a photo and video clip from the curtain call here!

Photos & Video: First Look at SESAME STREET: THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway Videoplay
Photos & Video: First Look at SESAME STREET: THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2022

Sesame Street the Musical will run through Thursday, November 27, 2022. Get a first look at photo and video from the production 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.