Georgia Stitt

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Georgia Stitt
Born Atlanta, Georgia
Spouse(s) Jason Robert Brown (2003–)

Georgia Stitt (born June 17, 1972) is an American composer and lyricist, arranger, conductor, and musical director.

Early life[edit]

Stitt was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but spent most of her childhood in Covington, Tennessee. She attended Vanderbilt University for a B.Mus. degree in Music Theory and Composition (magna cum laude) and New York University M.F.A. for a degree in Musical Theater Writing.

Career[edit]

Stitt began her career in New York City as a pianist, conductor and/or musical director on shows such as the Little Shop of Horrors,[1] Avenue Q, Sweet Smell of Success, The Music Man, Titanic, Annie, and the national tour of Parade.[2][3]

Stitt composed for the musical The Water,[4][5][6] which won the 2008 ANMT “Search for New Voices in American Musical Theatre” .[7]

She has also composed for the musicals Big Red Sun,[8] Sing Me A Happy Song,[9][10][11] Mosaic,[12][13] and Hello! My Baby.[14][15]

Stitt's recorded music includes: My Lifelong Love, This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs Of Georgia Stitt,[16][17] Alphabet City Cycle,[18] De Profundis, Joyful Noise,[19] A Better Resurrection and The Promise of Light.[20] Featured performers on her albums include Andrea Burns, Matthew Morrison, Jenn Colella, Lauren Kennedy, Cheyenne Jackson, Tituss Burgess, Carolee Carmello, Keith Byron Kirk, Faith Prince, Sara Ramirez, Will Chase, Kelli O'Hara, Susan Egan, Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Shoshana Bean, Brian d'Arcy James, Laura Osnes, Christopher Jackson, Michael Arden, Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli, Anika Noni Rose and Michael McElroy. She regularly performs with Broadway performer Susan Egan and the two of them maintain a blog called "Glamour And Goop."

Stitt was the vocal coach for the 2008 season of America's Got Talent[21] the on-camera vocal coach for the NBC reality TV show Grease: You're the One that I Want![22] and the production music coordinator for the Disney/ABC TV musical Once Upon A Mattress starring Tracey Ullman and Carol Burnett.[23]

Stitt contributed two songs to the 2008 MTV movie The American Mall.[24]

Personal[edit]

Since 2003, Stitt has been married to fellow theatre composer Jason Robert Brown.[2] They have two daughters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Broadway League (August 22, 2004). "Little Shop of Horrors | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Georgia Stitt, Jason Robert Brown – New York Times". The New York Times. October 19, 2003. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Jason_Robert_Brown_and_Georgia_Stitt_Welcome_A_Baby_Girl_20091021
  4. ^ "Weekend Preview (April 14, 2004)". Paloaltoonline.com. April 14, 2004. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ "University Productions Presents – The Water". Music.umich.edu. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Water, Musical About a Town in Peril, Gets Premiere at University of Michigan Nov. 18–21". Playbill. October 19, 2004. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ "New Musical News". Anmt.org. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ "ASCAP Foundation Awards". Ascap.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Kirshenbaum & Stitt Test New Revue Sing Me a Happy Song at Goodspeed Musicals". Playbill. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  10. ^ "COC Theatre Department Upcoming Productions". Canyons.edu. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  11. ^ "2010 Festival of New American Musicals Announced, New Partnership With NYMTF". Losangeles.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  12. ^ Bacalzo, Dan (February 26, 2010). "David Simpatico, Georgia Stitt, et al. Set for Inner Voices: Solo Musicals: Theater News on TheaterMania.com – 02/26/2010". Theatermania.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Heidi Blickenstaff and Judith Blazer to Star in Inner Voices: Solo Musicals". Playbill. March 5, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Halston, McGillin & More Set for HELLO! MY BABY Reading, 3/29". Broadwayworld.com. March 29, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Rubicon Theatre Company – Summer Programs". Rubicontheatre.org. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  16. ^ "This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs of Georgia Stitt". ps classics. April 10, 2007. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ "ON THE RECORD: Stitt's "this ordinary thursday" Plus Kitt at the Carlyle". Playbill. September 3, 2007. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Finian's Rainbow Star Kate Baldwin Sings "Alphabet City Cycle," Released Digitally". Playbill. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  19. ^ Robles, Jaime (May 1, 2009). "Raising a Joyful Song : San Francisco Classical Voice". Sfcv.org. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  20. ^ "A Better Resurrection, Georgia Stitt, Walton Choral – Hal Leonard Online". Halleonard.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  21. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0759364/
  22. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0840266/
  23. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426148/
  24. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1160313/fullcredits#cast

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