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Zina Goldrich is an award-winning composer, conductor, musical director, and performing artist. Her romantic comedy and theatre songs have been sung around the world by Broadway stars including Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Megan Hilty, Sierra Boggess and Alan Cumming. She won the 2009 Fred Ebb Award for excellence in songwriting with longtime collaborator, Marcy Heisler. Their musical, Ever After, enjoyed a sold-out run and was the first production on the brand new Coca Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Current projects include a new musical, Yay, People Yay! with multi-Emmy Award winning writer, David Javerbaum and Hollywood Romance with Emmy Award winning bookwriters Gabrielle Allan and Jen Crittenden. Other Goldrich and Heisler collaborations include Dear Edwina (Drama Desk Nomination-Best Music) and Junie B. Jones (Lucille Lortel Nomination) which ran successfully Off-Broadway, as well as Goodspeed’s The Great American Mousical, directed by Julie Andrews. Ms. Goldrich was a staff songwriter for Walt Disney Feature Animation. On television, she has composed for ABC’s The Middle, Wonderpets, Johnny and the Sprites, Pooh’s Learning Adventures and Peg + Cat, on PBS. As a performing artist, she has taken part in numerous Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center appearances, and has been featured in the Chicago Humanities Festival, Juste Pour Rire Comedy Festival, and others. She is the recipient of the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the Harry Warren Award, a Larson grant, Seldes-Kanin fellowship and was an Artist-In-Residence at Second Stage. She has played keyboards on Broadway for Avenue Q, Bombay Dreams, Oklahoma! and Titanic, where she also conducted. She studied with legendary Oscar winner Jerry Goldsmith, and is a proud graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Scoring for Motion Picture and Television program. Ms. Goldrich has taught master classes at NYU, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon as well as many universities. She also vocal coaches privately.

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- 2000 - Jonathan Larson Grants

Musical Theatre Works The Girl Most Likely to...

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Review: Eden Casteel Reveals Her Big Voice And Heart In KAHN ARTIST: MADELINE AND ME

Eden Casteel has a big voice and a big heart, and both were on display at Don’t Tell Mama on Tuesday night for “Kahn Artist: Madeline and Me.” Having premiered the show at The Arctic Playhouse and Cabaret in Rhode Island in July of 2022, Casteel presented the third of four NYC performances to a small but very appreciative crowd.

New Musical PICKING UP SPEED To Play Limited Off-Broadway Run In December

Acclaimed actor and writer Alex Wyse debuts his original solo musical, Picking Up Speed, for a limited Off-Broadway run in December. Don't miss this one-week-only engagement at the Royal Family Performing Arts Space.

19th Annual Fred Ebb Award To Be Presented To Freya Catrin Smith & Jack Williams

The 19th Annual Fred Ebb Award will be presented to Freya Catrin Smith & Jack Williams.

Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life! Eden Casteel Celebrates Madeline In KAHN ARTIST At Don't Tell Mama

Eden Casteel celebrates Madeline Kahn in 'Kahn Artist: Madeline And Me' at Don't Tell Mama. An intimate look at the trials and triumphs of both Kahn and Casteel, with iconic songs, compelling stories, and hilarious anecdotes. Directed by Faith Prince, with musical arrangements by Jim Rice and Bobby Peaco. Reserve now at www.donttellmamanyc.com.

Video: Watch Erika Henningsen Sing 'Tell That Girl' from EVER AFTER: THE MUSICAL

Watch Erika Henningsen sing 'Tell That Girl' from Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich's EVER AFTER: THE MUSICAL, based on the 1998 movie starring Drew Barrymore!


What did our critic think of BEHIND THE CURTAIN: EVER AFTER IN CONCERT at Ordway Concert Hall?

Interview: Erika Henningsen of BEHIND THE CURTAIN: EVER AFTER IN CONCERT at Ordway Concert Hall

Be among the first in the world to experience the latest original songs from the musical Ever After as it continues in its development from page to the stage.

Erika Henningsen, Jason Gotay, and More Set For EVER AFTER in Concert at the Ordway

This special event will kick off the Ordway's 2023-2024 season and give audiences an exclusive look at the latest songs from a musical in development, Ever After, based on the 1998 film starring Drew Barrymore.

Musical Creators' Institute Will Offer Online And In-person Courses In Musical Theater Writing For The Fall Of 2023

The Musical Creators' Institute offers online and in-person courses in musical theater writing for the fall of 2023. Learn more about the courses and how to register here!

Photos: Inside The ASCAP Foundation's First-Ever Musical Theatre Fest With Stephen Schwartz And More

In mid-July, The ASCAP Foundation held its first-ever Musical Theatre Fest at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. The two-week, in-person event series gave emerging musical theater composers the chance to learn from the industry’s leading lights. See photos from the event!

Emily Skinner, Lesli Margherita & More to Join IN THE WORKS~IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Broadway veterans Emily Skinner, Lesli Margherita, and more join the talented cast of IN THE WORKS~IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL. Don't miss out on this star-studded event happening soon!

Photos: First Look at TheatreWorksUSA's CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL at the Lortel Theatre

TheaterWorksUSA's world premiere of the musical adaptation of Cat Kid Comic Club series by Dav Pilkey opens today, Sunday, July 30, at 3 PM. The limited run is written by the award-winning team of Kevin Del Aguila (book and lyrics) and Brad Alexander(music), with direction and choreography by Marlo Hunter and musical direction by Paul Staroba, and runs through August 27, 2023 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Check out photos here!

Cast & Creative Team Set for CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL World Premiere

Discover the world premiere of CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL, an enchanting theatrical production based on the popular book. Delight in the adventures of Cat Kid and his friends as they bring laughter and excitement to the stage. Perfect for families and fans of the book, this captivating show is not to be missed. Get your tickets now!

Cast & Creative Team Set for CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL World Premiere at The Lucille Lortel Theatre

TheaterWorksUSA has revealed the cast and creative team for the upcoming World Premiere of the musical adaptation of #1 bestselling  Cat Kid Comic Club series by Dav Pilkey.

Forestburgh Playhouse's In The Works~In The Woods Reveals Production Lineup

The third annual In the Works~In the Woods at Forestburgh Playhouse, (under the leadership of Franklin Trapp, Producing Artistic Director for the Forestburgh Playhouse and Broadway veteran Matt Lenz, Festival Artistic Director and Director of Creative Development), will be held September 8 through 10.

CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL to be Presented at TheaterWorkUSA This Summer

Following the success of Dog Man: The Musical, TheaterWorkUSA’s new musical adaptation of  Dav Pilkey’s acclaimed and bestselling Cat Kid Comic Club series will debut at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Stephen Schwartz Helmed ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Submissions

Aspiring musical theatre composers have the chance of a lifetime to workshop their new musical with iconic composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz at the upcoming 2023 ASCAP Foundation/Universal Theatrical Group Musical Theatre Workshop.

JUNIE B JONES Jumps Off The Page And Onto The Stage At Valley Youth Theatre

​​​​​​​Junie B Jones, the very fiery, very funny, first grader, is set to fly off the page and onto the stage this Friday at Valley Youth Theatre!

Photos: Make Your Own Party: The Songs of Goldrich and Heisler Plays 54 Below

The only thing missing at last night’s party for Marcy and Zina was a Latte choice in the beverage section on the menu at 54 Below (with extra foam).  

Storm Large, Nicolas Dromard and Desiree Davar, and More To Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 


Zina Goldrich has written 6 shows including Ever After (Composer/Lyricist), Adventures in Love (Composer), Chef's Theater: A Musical Feast (Songs), Junie B. Jones (Composer), Dear Edwina (Composer), Ever After (Composer).

Zina Goldrich has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. Some of her notable nominations include the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred), the Outstanding Music nomination at the Drama Desk Awards for Dear Edwina, and the Jonathan Larson Grants nomination for The Girl Most Likely to... These nominations highlight Goldrich's talent and recognition in the Broadway industry.

Zina Goldrich has won the Jonathan Larson Grants for the musical "The Girl Most Likely to.....".

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