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Zoe Sarnak is a composer, lyricist and playwright. She graduated from Harvard University in 2009 magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She also completed a secondary concentration in Music, with a focus in music theory and composition while studying under contemporary classical composer Nicholas Vines. Zoe wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Quad an original rock musical, developed and performed at Harvard University. She received grants from the Harvard Office of Fine Arts and the Radcliffe Women’s Center for a workshop and a full production, which debuted at Harvard’s Loeb Experimental Theatre April 2009 to rave reviews from The Harvard Crimson. A New York workshop of The Quad produced by Broadway Theatre Studio, sponsored by the John W. Engeman Theater, began this summer and culminated in a fall showcase.
As an arranger, orchestrator and music director, Zoe has collaborated with artists such as Lilli Cooper, Kacie Sheik, Stephanie Umoh, Rachel Potter, Emma Hunton and Molly Swenson. Her music has been showcased in an array of concerts and benefits including NY Theatre Barn’s D-Lounge Showcase, Composers Sing Composers at Le Poisson Rouge, NYTB’s Women Composers Benefit, A Very MARY Holiday Gala at Playwrights Horizons and many more. Sarnak is a proud participant in the BMI Lehman Engel Workshop and recipient of a 2011 Song of the Year, Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist Award. She also performs throughout the city with her band, TheWD.
Since The Quad Sarnak has written two new full-length musicals: A Lasting Impression, and Mixtape. A Lasting Impression was featured with two staged reading performances in East 3rd Productions 2010/2011 season. The show was named Pace New Musicals official 2012 selection and will receive 7 showcase performances at the Schaeberle Theater at Pace University (NYC), directed by Amy Rogers, the head of the Pace Musical Theatre department. In October 2011, Silent Street Productions presented a staged reading of Mixtape, and the piece slated for a workshop showcase in 2012.

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Sasha Allen, Madeline Benson & More to Star in Gavin Creel's WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE

MCC Theater has revealed the cast for the World Premiere of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice, written and performed by Tony Award® winner Gavin Creel (Into the Woods). Learn how to purchase tickets!

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Names New Board Members and President

Learn about the latest updates at the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) as they announce Seema Sueko as the newly elected SDCF Board President. Stay informed with the latest news in the entertainment indust

New Musicals by Jason Robert Brown, Gavin Creel & More Set for MCC's 2023/24 Season

MCC Theater just announced their 2023-2024 season and we have all the details on their slate of world premiere musicals here!

Studio Learning Platform Launches New Musical Theatre Focused Classes

Today, Studio (formerly known as Monthly), the online creative learning platform where students build skills in hands-on classes, announced the launch of two new musical theatre focused classes taught by in-demand songwriter Zack Zadek and Broadway music director Brian Usifer.

Photos: Go Inside Hermitage Artist Retreat Alumni Bash With Regina Taylor, Bess Wohl, Martyna Majok, And More

The Hermitage Artist Retreat celebrated 20 incredible years of artists and the creation of new work on Monday, June 5 with an Alumin Bash held in Times Square. 

World Premieres of BITE ME & MUNICH MEDEA: HAPPY FAMILY Set for WP Theater 2023-24 Season

WP Theater has announced its 2023-24 Season, which will feature two world premieres – Bite Me by Eliana Pipes, and munich medea: HAPPY FAMILY by Corinne Jaber – at WP Theater.

Photos: Go Inside Joy Woods' Opening Night in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

See photos from Joy Woods' opening night in Little Shop of Horrors!

Photos: Ariana DeBose, Lauren Reid, and More Honored at the WP Women of Achievement Awards

WP Theater’s 2023 Gala, Celebrating Extraordinary Achievement By Women+ Artists and Industry Leaders, was held last night, May 8. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!

Tickets on Sale Now for New York Stage and Film 2023 Summer Season Featuring A WRINKLE IN TIME & More

Tickets are now on sale for New York Stage and Film'S 2023 Summer Season July 14-August 6 at Marist College.

Michael Mayer-Helmed GALILEO World Premiere & More Set for Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2023/24 Season

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the seven productions that will make up the company’s 2023/24 season. See full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!

New Laurence Fishburne Play, A WRINKLE IN TIME Workshop & More Set for New York Stage and Film 2023 Summer Season

New York Stage and Film returns to Marist College July 14-August 6 for their 2023 Summer Season. See the full programming, and learn how to purchase tickes!

Reviews: Critics Sounds Off on THE LONELY FEW at The Geffen Playhouse

Geffen Playhouse production of the world premiere musical The Lonely Few is now on stage. Let's see what the critics have to say!

Danny DeVito Will Return to Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's I NEED THAT; Roundabout Announces 2023-2024 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the Broadway and Off-Broadway line-up for the 2023-2024 season. Check out all the details on who, what, when, and where!

Review: THE LONELY FEW at The Geffen Playhouse

Zoe Sarnak’s score rocks. It sounds at times like Blondie or the B-52s (I like the B-52s so that comparison is not a dig here), but is so intrinsically connected to the emotional arch of the story being told that it soars like a musical theatre score should.

Santino Fontana, Jason Gotay, Katie Thompson & More to Lead SPLIT Industry Reading

Transport Group will present an industry-only presentations of the new musical Split, conceived by Michele Lowe with book by Lowe and music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak, starring Santino Fontana, Jason Gotay and more.

Hermitage Announces Composer Zoe Sarnak at Benderson Park for Ruby E. Crosby Alumni Music Initiative

 The Hermitage Artist Retreat has announced the second annual concert in the Ruby E. Crosby Alumni Music Series at the Hermitage, featuring award-winning composer and lyricist Zoe Sarnak.

Bre Jackson, Gizel Jimenez, Abby Mueller, Blake Stadnik, Alysha Umphress, And More To Celebrate Maestra Music, March 27

Maestra Music, the Obie Award winning not-for-profit organization founded by Georgia Stitt and supporting the women and nonbinary musicians in the musical theater industry, announces Amplify 2023, its third annual concert and community event on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 8 pm.

Kate Baldwin, Abby Mueller, Gizel Jimenez & More to Join Maestra Music's AMPLIFY 2023

Maestra Music will present Amplify 2023, its third annual concert and community event on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 8 pm. See which Broadway stars are taking part, and how to purchase tickets!

Playwrights Horizons Announces Accessibility Super Nights For THE TREES and REGRETFULLY, SO THE BIRDS ARE

Playwrights Horizons has announced a schedule of performances of its next two productions—Agnes Borinsky's The Trees, directed by Tina Satter and co-produced with Page 73 Productions, and Julia Izumi's Regretfully, So the Birds Are, directed by Jenny Koons and co-produced with WP Theater—for which it will provide various accessibility services.

Pearl Sun, Kristine Nielsen & More to Star in REGRETFULLY, SO THE BIRDS ARE World Premiere at Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons and WP Theater will present the world premiere of Julia Izumi’s Regretfully, So the Birds Are, directed by Jenny Koons. See who is starring in the production, performance dates, and how to purchase tickets!

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