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Jeanine Tesori
JEANINE TESORI (Music, Shrek) has written three Tony-nominated scores for Broadway: Twelfth Night (Lincoln Center); Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan); and Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner; director, George C. Wolfe). The National Theatre production of Caroline, or Change in London received the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Her first musical, Violet, written with Brian Crawley, received the NY Drama Critics Circle Award. She has received Drama Desk and Obie Awards, and was cited by ASCAP as the first woman composer to have "two new musicals running concurrently on Broadway." She composed the music for the New York Shakespeare Festival's Mother Courage, directed by George C. Wolfe and translated by Tony Kushner. Film scores include Nights in Rodanthe, Winds of Change, Show Business and Wrestling With Angels. She composed songs for the movie Shrek the Third and for the Disney DVD releases Mulan II, Lilo and Stitch II and The Little Mermaid III. Ms. Tesori is a member of the Dramatists Guild. She is a graduate of Barnard College and lives in Manhattan with her husband, Michael Rafter, and daughter, Siena.

Bio as of December, 2008.



American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
Making Ogre Broadway - January, 2009 - Watch now.
Production: Caroline, or Change - April, 2004 - Watch now.
Production: Thoroughly Modern Millie - April, 2002 - Watch now.

SDCF Masters of the Stage (audio)
2002 Symposium: Magic To Do: The Writer Director Relationship - June, 2002 - Listen Now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)