Composer/lyricist Georgia Stitt performs her original material in concert at Birdland. She is joined by Broadway singers including Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy), Andrea Burns (Parade, Songs For A New World), Keith Byron Kirk, Matthew Morrison (Hairspray and TV's Once Upon A Mattress) and Julia Murney (The Wild Party). This evening is part of The Winter Season, presented by Jim Caruso in association with TheaterMania.com, which features top Broadway and cabaret performers at the world-class music room.
Georgia Stitt is a composer, lyricist, musical director, conductor, arranger, and pianist. She has written several works for the theater, including the musicals, The Water, written with Jeff Hylton and Tim Werenko, and Lizan, with Bil Wright. At present she is developing two new musicals: My Mercury, a post-WWII story with playwright John Jiler, and Sing Me A Happy Song, a revue with David Kirshenbaum. She has recently recorded Alphabet City Cycle, a song cycle for soprano and violin with lyricist Marcy Heisler, which was premiered by the New Voices Collective. She is also represented on Susan Egan's new solo album, CoffeeHouse. Georgia's non-theatrical commissions include several choral pieces, "Let Me Sing For You" performed at The Kennedy Center, "Echo," performed by the Women's Chorus at the University of California, Berkeley, and "A Better Resurrection" and "De Profundis," premiered at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, as well as a setting of a poem by Howard Schwartz, "These Two," for string quartet and tenor.
Georgia most recently worked as the Production Music Coordinator for the Disney/ABC TV musical Once Upon A Mattress starring Tracey Ullman and Carol Burnett, set to air in February. On Broadway she was the assistant conductor of the 2003 Little Shop of Horrors revival and was the associate conductor of the Encores! production of Can-Can starring Patti LuPone. Also on Broadway: Avenue Q, Sweet Smell of Success, The Music Man, Titanic, Annie, and the national tour of Parade. She has also served as musical director and arranger/orchestrator for The Broadway Divas in concerts in New York and Australia and was music consultant for the feature film The Stepford Wives, directed by Frank Oz. Georgia is a recipient of the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Fellowship and the Sue Brewer Award for excellence in music composition. With director John Ruocco, she teaches THE GYM, an ongoing professional musical theater performance class. She is married to composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown.