Video Round-Up: The Musicals of Jeanine Tesori

Not many musical theatre composers have such an impressive (and varied) canon of musicals credits like Jeanine Tesori. She is the most prolific and honoured female theatrical composer in history, with five Broadway musicals and five Tony Award nominations under her belt. As we prepare for the Toronto premiere of FUN HOME, we look back at the sensational musical works of Jeanine Tesori. 

 

Violet

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics: 
Brian Crawley
Book:
Brian Crawley (based on Doris Betts’s The Ugliest Pilgrim)
Off-Broadway Debut: 1997
Broadway Debut:
 2014 

 

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics:
Dick Scanlan
Book:
Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan (based on the 1967 film)
Broadway Debut:
 2002

 

Caroline, or Change

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics:
Tony Kushner
Book:
Tony Kushner
Broadway Debut:
 2004 

 

Shrek the Musical

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics:
David Lindsay-Abaire
Book:
David Lindsay-Abaire (based on Shrek by DreamWorks Animation and Shrek! by William Steig)
Broadway Debut:
 2008

 

Fun Home

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics:
Lisa Kron
Book:
Lisa Kron (based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel)
Off-Broadway Debut: 2013
Broadway Debut:
 2015

 

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