Jeanine Tesori

Jeanine Tesori

Composer - Tony Award Winner

Jeanine Tesori

Composer - Tony Award Winner

JEANINE TESORI (Music) is a composer of musical theatre, opera and film. She is a two-time Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kimberly Akimbo with David Lindsay-Abaire and for Fun Home with Lisa Kron. Her other musicals include Caroline, or Change (with Tony Kushner); Shrek (David Lindsay-Abaire); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Dick Scanlan); Violet (Brian Crawley); and Soft Power (David Henry Hwang), which was her second work after Fun Home to be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Her operas include A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck (Tony Kushner); The Lion, The Unicorn and Me (J.D. McClatchy); and Blue (Tazewell Thompson), which received the MCANA Award for Best New Opera. Her latest opera, Grounded (George Brant), marks Tesori as one of the first women, along with Missy Mazzoli, to be commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. In addition to her work as a composer, Tesori is the founding artistic director of New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center series, the supervising vocal producer of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and a lecturer in music at Yale University. Proud member of the Dramatists Guild.



Schedule

  • Friday, Mar 15

    Tribute to Jeanine Tesori
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Pool Deck
  • Saturday, Mar 16

    A Conversation with Jeanine Tesori
    Moderated by Gordon Cox
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Spinnaker Lounge